Courtesy Songwriters Hall of FameTwenty-four different musical acts have been nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2020, including Pharrell Williams and his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo, Mariah Carey, Outkast, and The Isley Brothers, as reported by the Associated Press.
Carey has been nominated before: She was also up for the prize in 2018 but didn’t make the final cut.
Williams and Hugo have composed and produced several Billboard Hot 100 number one songs, including Nelly’s “Hot In Herre,” Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl,” Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and Ludacris’ “Money Maker.”
Their credits also include hits for Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Usher, Toni Braxton, Ciara, Faith Evans, Common, Justin Timberlake and many more stars. In 2004, they won the Grammy for Non-Classical Producer of the Year.
Of the 24 nominees, six artists will ultimately be inducted into the Hall during a gala ceremony in New York City on June 11, 2020. Voting on the finalists will continue until mid-December.
To be eligible, you have to have written your first hit at least 20 years ago.
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