Mariah Carey, N.W.A. Among the Nominees for 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame
Page Six revealed the candidates, which features a slew of iconic artists and tunesmiths.
Also on the list are legendary West Coast rap group N.W.A, singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman and R&B/soul groups the Isley Brothers and Kool & the Gang. Other non-performing nominees include former New Edition producer Maurice Starr and Jermaine Dupri, who co-wrote some of Carey’s chart-topping hits.
Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. Carey, whose hits include “We Belong Together” and “Hero,” released her self-titled debut album in 1990.
Active members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame board can vote for three non-performing songwriters and two performing songwriters until Dec. 17. The induction gala will take place in New York on June 14, 2018.
Hip-hop icon Jay-Z became the first rapper to be enshrined into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of its 2017 class.