This 12 months’s nominations for the Songwriters Hall of Fame have been introduced. Among the nominees are Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, John Prine, the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, ELO’s Jeff Lynne, and extra, because the Associated Press studies. Missy’s inclusion marks the primary time a feminine rapper has been nominated to the Songwriters Hall of Fame; final 12 months, JAY-Z turned the first rapper to be inducted.
Other artists and songwriters nominated this 12 months embody Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, and Cat Stevens. The last inductees can be introduced in forthcoming months.
Read our current Sunday evaluate of Missy Elliott’s 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly.