Music has always been a big part of Adam Sandler‘s career, from Saturday Night Live to the stand-up stage. Now, he’s being honored for it.
“Adam is a giant of comedy, and so many of his most hilarious onscreen moments are based in music and song,” said Paul Williams’ ASCAP’s chairman of the board and president, in a statement. “From Opera Man to ‘The Chanukah Song’ to ‘Grow Old with You,’ Adam’s genius ability to seamlessly blend comedy and music helps us all appreciate the wonders and absurdities of life and love. ASCAP is honored to recognize Adam Sandler for his singular contributions to the comedy music canon.”
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has announced that the A-list star will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award at the 37th annual 2020 Pop Music Awards. The invite-only event celebrating ASCAP writers and publishers of the most-performed music of the past year, is set for April 28 in Los Angeles.
Sandler, an ASCAP member for nearly 30 years, made his mark on comedy and music with over 250 ASCAP-registered works. He has released six albums receiving four Grammy nominations, with two going double platinum, including They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! and What the Hell Happened to Me? His songs have been featured in several of his films, including The Wedding Singer (“Grow Old With You”), 50 First Dates (“Forgetful Lucy”), The Meyerowitz Stories (“Genius Girl”) and Eight Crazy Nights.
Last fall, he shared a stage with his daughters at Rock4EB! in Malibu where they performed a rendition of Taylor Swift‘s “Lover.” We can’t wait to see what is in-store for the big night!