And The 2018 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees Are . . .


The Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees have been officially announced to be voted upon for its induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala June 14, 2018 in New York City.

SHOF is designed to recognize the work and lives of those composers and  lyricists who create music globally. To qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for at least 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Eligible voting members will have until Dec. 17 to cast their vote.

And the nominees are . . .

Non-Performing Songwriters
  • Bill Anderson  
  • L. Russell Brown/Irwin Levine 
  • Mike Chapman 
  • Steve Dorff 
  • Kye Fleming/Dennis Morgan
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Randy Goodrum
  • Tony Macaulay
  • Denny Randell/Sandy Linzer  
  • Maurice Starr
  • William “Mickey” Stevenson
  • Allee Willis
 Performing Songwriters
  • Mariah Carey 
  • Tracy Chapman  
  • Jimmy Cliff 
  • Alice Cooper 
  • Tom T. Hall 
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • Ernie, Marvin, O’Kelly, Ronald & Rudolph Isley & Chris Jasper  “The Isley Brothers”
  • Alan Jackson
  • Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown & James “JT” Taylor (Kool & The Gang)
  • John Mellencamp
  • Eazy-E, Dr Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren & DJ Yella  “NWA”
  • Tom Waits 

Songstress Mariah Carey was nominated as the artist with the most No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Mariah, who co-wrote 17 of her 18 No.1’s earn her first nomination for the prestigious prize.

N.W.A also earned their first nomination for the Songwriters Hall, months after rapper Jay-Z became the first rapper inducted into the organization in 2017.

For more details and to participate in the upcoming election, visit


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