Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Shade, Jeff Lynne, Glenn Ballard, Teddy Riley and Liz Rose have been selected to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, American publications write.
Among the big hits of this group of artists are “Man In the Mirror”, “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”.
They will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at a ceremony on June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.
Snoop Dogg is the creator of singles like “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and “Gin & Juice”. He will join rappers Missy Elliott and Jay-Z in the hall.
Gloria Estefan is credited for popularizing Latin rhythms with hits like “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” and “Let’s Get Loud.”
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Among the nominees is soul-jazz artist Shade, whose 1980s hits include “Smooth Operator” and “The Sweetest Taboo.” Jeff Lin from “Electric Light Orchestra” is the author of “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Evil Woman”.
“I am very excited about the honor bestowed upon me. Songwriting has always been my passion. It means so much to meLynn wrote on Twitter.
Estefan on Instagram thanks “all the amazing fans who, by listening to my music, made it possible for me to receive this incredible honor“.
Ballard helped write Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album Jagged Little Pill and co-wrote and recorded songs on several Michael Jackson albums, including Thriller, Bad and Dangerous.
Singer, songwriter and producer Teddy Riley produced Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” and Keith Sweat’s “I Want Her.”
Liz Rose has co-written many songs with Taylor Swift, including “You Belong with Me”, “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “White Horse”.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 to honor the creators of popular music, BTA recalls. An artist with a remarkable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a single.
It features Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Phil Collins and others.