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RICHIE STEPHENS DEDICATES HIS ASCAP POP AWARD TO JAMAICA!

 

 Richie Stephens (third left) with his ASCAP Pop Award, and other recipients at The Wiltern in Hollywood, California, on Thursday night.—ger Richie Stephens received an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Award at that company’s 34th annual show held at The Wiltern in Hollywood, California, Thursday night.—
The 50-year-old Stephens was recognized for his contribution to the song, Work, a massive hit for Rihanna (featuring Drake) in 2016.“This is a proud moment for Jamaica, for dancehall and for the entire Jamaican music industry,” said Stephens shortly after accepting the award.“I accept this award for my country and for all Jamaicans in our music industry, beginning with mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae and dancehall. I thank God for blessing me with this awesome talent.
Richie Stephens

Richie Stephens

Thanks also to my family for being in my corner and my fans, who have supported me over the years. One love…This one is for you Jamaica!” he declared.Producers of Work sampled Stephens 1998 Sail Away rhythm, which was released by his Pot of Gold label. It earned him writing credits for the song which topped the Billboard Singles chart in the United States.

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