Illenium’s hit single, ‘Crawl Outta Love’ was a fan favorite immediately upon its release. It showcased the producer’s innate ability to inject incredible emotion into his tracks without diminishing their overall impact. While there was no doubt that fans and critics alike fell in love with the song, it just found an even higher honor than mainstream approval.
International Songwriting Competition
The ISC is recognized as one the highest honors in the world for musicians. In 2017 the competition received over 16,000 entries from 140 countries. When you really consider how stiff the competition is, winning the award is understood to be a massive achievement. Judges for the competition span across all musical genres and include Lorde, Hardwell, Tom Waits, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Ziggy Marley, Bastille, Kaskade, The Mavericks, Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks), and many more.
Illenium was awarded the $25,000 prize alongside the co-authors the song Annika Wells, Kate Morgan, and Michael Biancaniello. Not only did ‘Crawl Outta Love’ take home the overall award, it also won the top honor in electronic music. Congratulations to Illenium for receiving such a prestigious honor so early in his career. It only shows that the sky is truly the limit for the young artist. Check out the song that started it all below.