LEWIS Capaldi was the big winner at the Ascap London Music Awards where he secured a total of four gongs.

For a second year, the event was held across the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ social media accounts due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

Scottish singer-songwriter Capaldi, 25, found international success with the release of Someone You Loved in 2018 and his platinum-selling 2019 debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent.

He was named songwriter of the year during the online announcements and secured song of the year for piano ballad Someone You Loved.

The track was also named top streaming song, while Before You Go was a winning hot 100 song.

Elsewhere, RITMO by Black Eyed Peas and Colombian singer J Balvin, co-written by Pete Glenister, received two awards for top hot dance/electronic song and winning hot 100 song.

Singer Becky Hill, MNEK, Jasmine Thompson, producer Steve Mac and Dan Smith of Bastille were also among those who won awards.

Ascap also recognises composers from the worlds of film and TV with 11 prizes.