London: Adele has been honoured for her airplay success in the US after her hit ‘Rolling In The Deep’ emerged as one of the most frequently played songs on radio.
The track notched up 1.35 million performances in one six month period last year, and to date has been broadcast more than two million times, the Mirror reported.
It was the most played song in the US in 2011 among artists registered with royalties body Broadcast Music Inc (BMI).
Other artists were also recognised for reaching new milestones for their work at the annual BMI London Awards.
Mark Hollis, the frontman of Talk Talk, was honoured for his song ‘It’s My Life’ receiving three million plays since it was first recorded and released in 1984.
The track went on to greater success when it was covered by US band No Doubt, who accounted for much of the airplay.
Dwina Gibb, the widow of Bee Gees star Robin who died earlier this year, attended the event to collect awards on behalf of her late husband’s group.
She and son RJ saw the group honoured for three million plays of ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and five million plays of ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart.’