Just one day after the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its class of 2020, the Songwriters Hall of Fame followed suit and shared its 2020 class. The Neptunes, (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) Eurythmics former members Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, the Isley Brothers, Rick Nowels, Steve Miller, William “Mickey” Stephenson, and Mariah Carey will all be inducted. “I can’t believe it . . . The SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME!!!!” Mariah Carey wrote on Twitter. “This is truly one of the greatest honors of my career,” adding that she is “so proud and humbled.” These songwriters become eligible for induction after writing hit songs for 20 years.
“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,” SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers shared in a statement. “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.” The Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 11th in New York City.