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EntertainmentMissy Elliott nominated for 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame

16:20  08 november  2018
16:20  08 november  2018 Source:   covermg.com

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The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publisher/ songwriter Abe Olman and publisher/executive Howie Richmond to honor those whose

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Missy Elliott has become the first female rapper to be nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The hip-hop legend, who has penned tunes for artists including Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, and Monica, joins fellow performers Mariah Carey, Jimmy Cliff, Chrissie Hynde, Vince Gill, Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love, and the Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart among those up for induction next year.

Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, Jeff Lynne of the Electric Light Orchestra, folk artist John Prine, R&B singer Lloyd Price, and rocker Tommy James are also shortlisted for the honour, according to The Associated Press.

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Songwriters Hall of Fame . 7,911 likes · 108 talking about this. I would love to see John Prine inducted into the Song Writers Hall of Fame . John is the kind of sing er that hearing him for years makes you feel like you know him, after 30 plus years of hearing him sing, I had the honor a few years

The prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame has revealed the list of nominees for their 2018 class, which is lead by pop powerhouses Mariah Carey, Alice Cooper, Alan Jackson and pioneering hip-hop group N.W.A., the Associated Press reports.

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Meanwhile, George Strait collaborator Dean Dillon, Jack Tempchin, who wrote Eagles classic Peaceful Easy Feeling, and Dallas Austin, who crafted chart hits for the likes of TLC, Madonna, Pink, Monica, and Boyz II Men, are featured nominees in the non-performing category, and the non-performing songwriting duos up for recognition include P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, Russell Brown and the late Irwin Levine, and Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore.

The Class of 2019 will be announced early next year, and the chosen few will be welcomed into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organisations' 50th annual Induction and Awards Gala in New York on 13 June (19).

The nomination news marks the second consecutive year Mariah Carey, Chrissy Hynde, and reggae star Jimmy Cliff have been shortlisted.

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The nomination is the first for the Hero hitmaker, while N.W.A. follow Jay-Z, who became the first rapper inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year. Five of the nominees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a gala in New York on June 14th.

Country legend Vince Gill may soon add “ Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee” to his resume. The artist has officially been nominated by the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Famer Randy Goodrum, who wrote the Kenny Rogers/Dottie West duet “What Are We Doin’ in Love” and was named 1981 ASCAP

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Artists are only eligible for induction after at least 20 years since writing their first hit.

Missy Elliott, known for her solo hits Work It, Lose Control, and Get Ur Freak On, is only the third rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame - JAY-Z first made history when he was recognised, and subsequently inducted, in 2017, while Jermaine Dupri became the second hip-hop star honoured this year (18).

John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang, and Steve Dorff, the musician father of actor Stephen Dorff, were also inducted as part of the Class of 2018.

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