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Best Song for Social Change Award

The Best Song For Social Change Special Merit Award was established by the Recording Academy’s National Trustees in 2022 to honor songwriter(s) of message-driven music that speaks to the social issues of our time and has demonstrated and inspired positive global impact. Finalists and the recipient(s) are selected annually by a Blue-Ribbon Committee composed of a community of peers dedicated to artistic expression, the craft of songwriting and the power of songs to effect social change.

The submission period for the current cycle of Best Song Social Change is July 17, 2023 - August 31, 2023.  For current guidelines and to make a submission, please visit

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Baraye Shervin Hajipour 2023
Refugee K’naan, Steve McEwan, and Gerald Eaton 2024