Dick Lee wins Compass prize for Home - 15 years after it was written
Home, already a favourite National Day song of many Singaporeans, is in the limelight again.
Fifteen years after it was written in 1998, it finally won its composer Dick Lee this year's top local English pop song award at the 18th annual Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (Compass) Awards ceremony last night.
It was the highest royalty- earning local English composition in the pop music genre for last year.
In his short acceptance speech - the shortest of the evening - Lee said he was "surprised" to get an award for a 15-year-old song. He said he hoped the award would inspire young composers to keep writing "because you can still win an award 15 years on".