Published Jan 16, 2020The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for 2020.
Those receiving the honour this year are Mariah Carey; Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics; Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley and Chris Jasper of the Isley Brothers; Steve Miller; Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams for the Neptunes; Rick Nowels; and William "Mickey" Stevenson.
Notable songs composed by this year's inductees include "Vision of Love," "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," "Shout," "The Joker," "Hollaback Girl," "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" and "Dancing in the Street," respectively.
Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers shared a statement about this year's inductees. It reads:
The first thing you need to know is it's about the song, the second thing you need to know is it's about the song, the third thing you need to know is it's about the song. I am very proud that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2020 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, writers who have enriched our lives and in their time literally transformed music and helped make it what it is today.
This year's honorees will be inducted during a ceremony in New York on June 11.