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Mariah Carey, The Isley Brothers, Pharrell Williams to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame


Songwriters Hall of FameMariah Carey, The Isley Brothers and Pharrell Williams are among the artists who’ll be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this June in New York City.

Mariah is the most successful female songwriter in Billboard chart history, having written or co-written 18 of her 19 number-one hits. 

“I can’t believe it,” the five-time Grammy winner commented on Instagram. “The SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME!!!! This is truly one of the greatest honors of my career. I’m so proud and humbled to be in the company of such legendary songwriters — both previously inducted as well as the incredible class of 2020!”

Carey is the only songwriter to receive Billboard’s Song of the Decade twice: “One Sweet Day” for the 90’s, and “We Belong Together” for the 2001-2010 decade.

The Isley Brothers have had over 15 number-one singles, and 13 albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. Their classics include “Shout,” “It’s Your Thing,” and “That Lady.”

Pharrell is being inducted with his songwriting and producing partner, Chad Hugo. In addition to his seven-times platinum single “Happy,” he’s written and produced numerous hits for other artists, including “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me)” for JAY-ZNelly‘s “Hot in Herre,” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

In a statement, Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Nile Rodgers of CHIC fame said, “The first thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the second thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the third thing you need to know is it’s about the song. I am very proud that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time.”

The induction ceremony will take place June 11 in New York City.  Additional honorees will be announced soon.

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