LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Spotify honored the music industry’s biggest behind-the-scenes music-makers at the Secret Genius Awards Friday evening in Los Angeles. Held at the Ace Theater, the award show was hosted by Ne-Yo.
This year’s top honors went to Murda Beatz for Producer of the Year (Drake’s “Nice For What” and “Motorsport” by Migos featuring Nicki Minaj), Ali Tamposi for Songwriter of the Year (Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” “Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmello) and Benny Blanco for Secret Genius: Pop (“Now or Never” by Halsey and “Happier” by Ed Sheeran).
Legendary producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Quincy Jones was also honored with the Secret Genius: Legendary Genius Honor, which was presented to him by Timbaland.
Performers for the evening included Bebe Rexha and Justin Tranter, Jacob Collier, Becky G, Daniel Caesar, Ty Dolla $ign, Robert Glasper, Taylor McFerrin and Terrace Martin.
See the full list of winners below:
Secret Genius: Legendary Genius Honor – Quincy Jones
Secret Genius: Songwriter of the Year – Ali Tamposi
Secret Genius: Producer of the Year – Murda Beatz
Secret Genius: Ambassador Grant – Smokescreen
Secret Genius: Pop – Benny Blanco
Secret Genius: Hip Hop – Tank God
Secret Genius: R&B – The Stereotypes
Secret Genius: Dance – DJ Swivel
Secret Genius: Latin – Andrés Torres Y Mauricio Rengifo
Secret Genius: Rock – Jake Sinclair
Secret Genius: Country – David Garcia
Secret Genius: Breakthrough of the Year – Tank God
Secret Genius: Engineer – Kesha Lee
Secret Genius: Mixing Engineer – Manny Marroquin
Secret Genius: Social Message – This is America (Ludwig Göransson)