Mariah Carey Among 2020 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductees
Mariah Carey is among this year’s inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, it was announced Thursday.
The 49-year-old pop star is being honoured for co-writing most of her hits, including “Vision of Love,” “Emotions,” “Hero” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
“I can't believe it... The SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME!!!!,” Carey tweeted, along with the head-exploding emoji. “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!”
The list of 2020 inductees also has Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (aka The Neptunes), Steve Miller, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox (aka Eurythmics) and the Isley Brothers. Rick Nowels, who has penned songs recorded by artists like Adele, Madonna, Sia and Belinda Carlisle, and Motown songwriter William “Mickey” Stevenson are also being honoured.
“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,” Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers said, in a release.
“I am very proud that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2020 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, writers who have enriched our lives and in their time literally transformed music and helped make it what it is today.”
This year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame gala will take place June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
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