BMI on Monday honored the top U.K. and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2021 BMI London Awards.
Elton John and Ed Sheeran were among the honorees who won the BMI Million-Air Award.
BMI Million-Air Awards recognize the iconic songs that have reached a million or more broadcast performances by U.K. and European songwriters and publishers.
John’s classic hit songs “Bennie And The Jets” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” each reached seven million performances and “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” received six million performances.
Sheeran’s “Shape of You” and Nick Van Eede‘s “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” performed by Cutting Crew also hit six million performances. In addition, Sheeran was honored for “Love Yourself” with four million performances.
Topping the list of legendary songwriters who have reached this milestone was Sting for 16 million performances of the timeless hit song, “Every Breath You Take.”
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