Nicholas Miller (Illenium), Annika Wells, Kate Morgan, Michael Biancaniello
The Grand Prize winners this year are co-writers Nicholas Miller (better known as Illenium), Annika Wells, Kate Morgan, and Michael Biancaniello for the song “Crawl Outta Love Ft. Annika Wells.” The song, released on Illenium’s own label Kasaya Recordings in tandem with Seeking Blue Records, is universally relatable, conveying the pain and desperation of a relationship breaking apart and the difficulty of walking away.
In just a few short years, Denver native Illenium has quickly propelled himself to the forefront of the EDM scene, becoming one of the dance community’s most beloved artists. Known for writing songs that display beauty, complexity, and emotional depth, Illenium’s impeccable sound design has established him as one of the best producers in the game, and 2017 saw him exceed one billion streams.
Annika Wells is a young and talented singer/songwriter who is also the featured vocalist on the winning song. Her debut single “Break” has racked up over 9 million listens on Spotify. A prolific songwriter, Kate Morgan is also a singer who has been co-writing songs in LA and last year released her own single “Soul In Your Pocket.” Michael Biancaniello is an accomplished producer, songwriter, and guitarist who has worked on hit records for Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks, 5 Seconds of Summer, and many more.
Congratulations to Illenium, Annika, Kate, and Michael on this outstanding achievement!