Each year, the Songwriters Hall of Fame announces the list of artists and songwriters who have been nominated for induction.
This time, the artists nominated for the Hall of Fame include the likes of Outkast, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Neptunes, Eurythmics, the Isley Brothers, Vince Gill, Journey, Mike Love from the Beach Boys, and more.
The nominations for the 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame have been announced, including the likes of Outkast, Patti Smith, R.E.M., and more.
Other nominees include Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Steve Miller, Motown icon William “Mickey” Stevenson, duo L. Russell Brown and Irwin Levine, plus more.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame was established in 1969 with the aim of honouring the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres who have contributed to the world’s popular music songbook. The last round of inductees included Missy Elliott, John Prine, and Yusuf/Cat Stevens.
Originally established by songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond, the team wanted to “shine the spotlight on the accomplishments of songwriters who have provided us with the words and music that form the soundtrack of our lives.”
To qualify for nomination, a songwriter must possess a notable catalog of songs, and it must be 20 years after the first commercial release of a song.
The 51st Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Gala will take place on June 11, 2020.
For the full list of nominees, head over here.