Hyderabad: The Weeknd has won another major award this year! The ‘Save Your Tears’ hitmaker has been honoured at the 2021 Music in Action Awards that is hosted by The Black Music Action Coalition. The ceremony took place on Thursday evening at 1 hotel in West Hollywood, California.
The 31-year-old singer-songwriter was awarded the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award. H.E.R was also the recipient of the award. “The Weeknd and H.E.R. have both used their platforms to call attention to racial and social injustice and raise awareness globally,” the BMAC said in a statement via ‘Variety’.
Recently, The Weeknd, Nicolás Jaar, and Frank Dukes were sued by producers Suniel Fox and Henry Strange for copyright infringement. As per ‘Pitchfork’, the complaint was filed on September 17 in a California federal court, and alleges that the Weeknd’s 2018 ‘My Dear Melancholy’ track ‘Call Out My Name’ is “strikingly and/or substantially similar, if not identical” to Fox and Strange’s 2015 track ‘Vibeking’.
As per the producers, there are many compositional similarities between the songs. “Both works are in a minor key. Both works are in a 6/8 meter that is less common in popular music. Both works are played at a similar tempo. And both works use features of electronica, ambiance, pop, hip-hop, rock, and R&B to achieve a particularly atmospheric and melancholic sound,” reads the suit.