The nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame class were announced today, as Missy Elliott becomes the first female rapper nominated for the honor, the Associated Press reports. If elected, Elliott will be just the third rapper inducted, joining JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
Six songwriters or songwriting groups will be chosen to enter the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year, with the ceremony scheduled for June 13, 2019 in New York. Those with the authority to vote have until December 17 to choose three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters.
In addition to Elliott, the 2019 performing nominees include Mariah Carey, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, the Beach Boys’ Mike Love, Jimmy Cliff, Jeff Lynne, Cat Stevens, John Prine, Lloyd Price, Tommy James, and the Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart). The non-performing nominees are Eagles collaborator Jack Tempchin, Dean Dillon, Jerry Fuller, Tom T. Hall, Roger Nichols, and Dallas Austin. The nominated non-performing songwriting duos are P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, Russell Brown and the late Irwin Levine, musical theater writers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Bobby Hart and the late Tommy Boyce.
For more on the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees, head over to the Associated Press.
In other music news, The Weeknd announces a new album “coming soon.”
- Source: Associated Press