Heavy D Dies

Heavy D Dies
GRAMMY-nominated rapper Heavy D died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles. A cause of death was not disclosed. He was 44. Born Dwight Arrington Myers, Heavy D formed the Boyz with high school friends DJ Eddie F, G-Wiz and Trouble T-Roy, releasing their debut album, Living Large, in 1987. Heavy D's first GRAMMY nomination came in 1991 for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Now That We Found Love." He earned a second GRAMMY nomination with the Boyz in 1994 for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Nuttin' But Love." Heavy D went on to garner two additional nominations, the last coming in 2008 for Best Reggae Album for Vibes. (11/8)

SESAC Honors Hillary Scott
GRAMMY winner Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2011 SESAC Nashville Music Awards on Nov. 7. Scott penned four songs that landed on SESAC's most played country songs over the last year, including Lady Antebellum's "Our Kind Of Love," "Just A Kiss" and the GRAMMY-winning "Need You Now." Scott's publishing company, Hillary Dawn Songs, was named Publisher of the Year along with EMI Foray Music. (11/8)

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