Yusuf Islam Named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year

Yusuf was yesterday awarded the prestigious Songwriter of the Year accolade at the ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Awards.

The ceremony, which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, celebrated the talent of the writer and publisher members of the PRS (Performing Rights Society), whose music is represented by ASCAP in the United States.

Yusuf, who attended the ceremony, was named Songwriter of the Year for the second consecutive year, and was honoured for his enduring classic ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’.