Sarah Aarons' co-write 'Stay' lands on The 1,000,000,000 List

Monday, 16 Mar 2020

Sony/ATV Music Publishing MD Damian Trotter and Sarah Aarons in LA (photo by Nick Demarais)

She's a one-in-a-billion songwriter, and Sarah Aarons was honoured at the Global APRA Music Awards LA (26 February) with a rightful place on The 1,000,000,000 List for co-writing the Zedd and Alessia Cara hit 'Stay' and its milestone streaming achievement. 

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Released in February 2017, ‘Stay’ marked Sarah's international breakthrough, co-written with Linus Wiklund, Anders Froen, Alessia Caracciolo, Anton Zaslavski and Jonnali Parmenius. ‘Stay’ hit #1 on the Australian Dance chart and Billboard's Mainstream Top 40, broke the top ten with a #7 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and had a record-breaking 33-week run at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Chart.

Receiving her honour at the awards night, Sarah thanked APRA AMCOS, when she reminisced,“The first songwriter award I ever won at 11 was at an APRA event where I won a piano and a guitar and without it, who knows where I’d be?”

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia's Damian Trotter was in LA to celebrate Sarah at the awards and accept the publisher's award.

The 1,000,000,000 List takes into account streaming numbers from all major services including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Vevo, Amazon, Google Play and more. It is the first award of its kind to recognise a songwriter’s achievement.


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