Jay Z has become the first rapper ever to be nominated for entry to the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other nominees that could be inducted next year are George Michael, Madonna, Bryan Adams, Vince Gill, Babyface, Max Martin, Kool & the Gang and more.
The prestigious organisation, whose mission is to “preserve, honor and celebrate the legacy of the great songwriters whose work has enriched the world’s culture”, will announce their new slate of accepted artists at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 15, 2017 in New York City.
Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. Jay Z, who released his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, in 1996, has launched multiple hits in the last two decades, from “Big Pimpin'” to “Empire State of Mind.”
Source: billboard.com, nme.com