Courtesy Songwriters Hall of FameThe 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees were revealed Saturday, and among the artists chosen for the honor are Missy Elliott and prolific R&B hit maker Dallas Austin.
The honorees will be saluted at the organization’s 50th annual induction and awards dinner, scheduled to take place June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Chic’s Nile Rodgers, president of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, says, “[W]e are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time. The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honor music creators who have enriched our lives.”
He added, “The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender…These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what’s happening today possible.”
Dallas Austin has penned songs for Madonna, Pink, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, TLC, Brandy, and Boyz II Men. His hits include “Motownphilly,” “Creep,” “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” “Unpretty,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Don’t Take It Personal,” “Just Like a Pill,” “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops),” “Playground,” “lesha” and more.
Missy Elliott’s hits include “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Work It” and “Get Ur Freak On,” but she’s also written songs for Whitney Houston, Ciara, Fantasia, Keyshia Cole, Jazmine Sullivan, Ginuwine, Tweet and Aaliyah.
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