THE NEPTUNES, OUTKAST, AND MORE NOMINATED FOR SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME
OutKast,The Neptunes,andMariah Careyare among several nominees for the 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame. According toRap-Up, this is the first nomination forAndré 3000andBig Boi of OutKast. This also marks the first nomination for The Neptunes’Pharrell WilliamsandChad Hugo. Mariah has received her second nomination in the performer category.
The 24 nominees includeGloria Estefan, theIsley Brothers,Beach Boy Mike Love, and more.
If OutKast and The Neptunes are inducted, they will follow behindJAY-Z,Jermaine Dupri, andMissy Elliott, who have been inducted in the past three years.
The outlet reports that songwriters are eligible to be inducted after writing hit records for at least 20 years. Six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be inducted at the 51st annual induction & Awards Gala in New York on June 11th, 2020