Dua Lipa follows in the footsteps of Calvin Harris and scoops Vanguard Award

Chart topper Dua Lipa will follow  in the footsteps of Jess Glynne, Calvin Harris, and Kendrick Lamar when she is honoured with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Vanguard Award in October.

The ‘New Rules’ hitmaker will pick up the prestigious gong at the organisation’s annual event on October 16 at London’s One Marylebone, alongside rising indie rock band The Amazons, and admitted she is delighted to make her fans “proud” by scooping the accolade.

Dua, 22, said: “I’m so honoured and grateful to win this award. I’m very thankful for the response to the music and the recognition.

“Things like this make me work so hard and I just want to make my fans proud. Thank you!”

The Vanguard Award recognises the impact of outstanding ASCAP members on musical genres that will help shape the future of music.

The ceremony will also see Steve Mac – who co-wrote Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ along with Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid – honoured with the iconic ASCAP Founders Award.

The winners of Song of the Year, Top Digital Song, Top EDM Song and Film Score of the Year will be announced on the night.

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