This week Spotify announced the nominees to their annual Secret Genius Award, aimed to recognize the most influential songwriters, producers and engineers in music.
Caroline Ailin got a nod in the Secret Genius: Pop category for her role as a writer on Dua Lipa’s massive hit “New Rules”. To date, the song has 920.000.000 streams on Spotify alone. It also spent two week atop the UK Official Charts in the summer of ’17.
“Spotify founded the Secret Genius program as part of its mission to remain dedicated in supporting music’s creator community, which includes artists, songwriters, producers, engineers and mixers. Secret Genius shines particular light on the masterminds behind the music that fans are streaming the most on Spotify. Since the program’s inception, Spotify continues to tell the stories behind today’s biggest hits on the Secret Genius podcast, hosts songwriting “Songshops” camps, and provides studio access to rising songwriters, among other ongoing efforts”, says Spotify in a press release.
Ailin is up against Ian Kirkpatrick, Benny Blanco, Emily Warren and Jason Evigan. The award show is due to be held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles November 16 hosted by Ne-Yo.