SOCAN has presented rap producer and beat-maker Murda Beatz with two No. 1 Song Awards: one for co-writing “Rapstar,” performed by Polo G, which reached the peak of both the Billboard Hot 100 Chart on April 24, 2021, and the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart on April 1, 2021; and one for co-writing “Have Mercy,” performed by Chloe, which scaled the summit of the Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart Dec 18, 2021.

SOCAN Creative Executive, Los Angeles, Racquel Villagante, and Creative Executive, Vancouver, Houtan Houdania presented the No. 1 Song Award plaques to Murda Beatz and his manager (and sometime co-writer) Cory Litwin on April 19, 2021, during a lunch at the Elephante Italian/Beach House restaurant in Santa Monica.

SOCAN congratulates Murda Beatz on the latest in his long line of achievements!



In our Top Secrets videos, music creators who’ve attained a No. 1 spot on the ADISQ BDS or Francophone or Anglophone Correspondants charts, celebrated by a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, tell us the secrets behind the creation of their hit.

On April 2, 2022, popular rapper FouKi played his ultimate show at Montréal’s MTELUS. SOCAN Creative and Partnerships Executive Sara Dendane took the opportunity to present a plaque to the artist ,as well as Jay Scøtt, and the whole team behind the creation of the song “Copilote,” which reached the top of the BDS and ADISQ Correspondants francophones charts, and stayed there for nine and seven weeks, respectively. The bona fide earworm was co-created by Pier-Luc Papineau, Léo Fougères, Adel Kazi Aoual, Clément Langlois-Légaré, and Tom St-Laurent, and is published by Disques 7 ième Ciel.

In the Top Secrets video, FouKi and Jay Scøtt take us behind the scenes of the fruitful collaboration in creating this award-winning SOCAN No. 1 song.



On April 22, 2022, Lydia Képinski launched Depuis, almost four years to the day after her first album, Premier juin – which propelled her to the forefront of Québec’s emerging music scene. The 11 new songs interlock to create a narrative of everything that’s happened since Premier juin. Depuis is lyrically as rich as ever, in Képinski’s unique way of sublimating her life experiences into larger-than-life mythological poetry. She’s also immersed herself in electro sound experiences that followed the release of Premier juin, thanks to the craftsmanship of Blaise Borboën-Léonard, who’s returned to produce. A few days before the release of Depuis, we invited her to a virtual meeting so that she could discuss the creative process behind this second album, one that is impossible to pigeonhole, and sure to attract praise.