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Mariah Carey, The Isley Brothers and other artists will have to wait until next year to receive their induction into the 51st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Those three artists, along with The Neptunes‘ Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, were set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 11 in New York City. Due to concerns about the spreading COVID-19 coronaviruss, the induction ceremony has now been postponed to June 10, 2021.
“The wonderful songs that members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame have created are currently bringing comfort to billions of people all over the world in their time of uncertainty and need and that is something I believe we can all find gratitude in,” Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers of CHIC said.
Mariah Carey holds the title for most #1 hit songs as a solo artist, with 19, including “Fantasy“, “Always Be My Baby,” “We Belong Together” and her classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” that just made it to the top of the charts last Christmas for the first time since its 1994 release.
The Isley Brothers — Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, and Chris Jasper — incorporated hard rock, funk, and soul music into a sound that inspired generations of artists and earned the Isley Brothers two Grammys, one of them a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame postponement comes after Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s decision to move their induction ceremony from May to November of this year.
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