Mariah Carey’s songwriting ability should never be in question. She has co-penned 17 of her 18 singles that topped the Billboard Hot 100. It’s no surprise that her writing talents have landed her a nomination for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Associated Press reports, Carey — along with other R&B lyric contributors — the Isley Brothers, Kool & the Gang, William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Maurice Star. Carey’s longtime collaborator, Jermaine Dupri, is also among the nominees.
On June 14, 2018, six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be inducted into the prestigious songwriters club at a gala in New York. Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters until Dec. 17.
The 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees included Berry Gordy, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and duo Jimmy “Jam” and Terry Lewis.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates and honors the contributions of our great popular music songwriters, while developing new writing talent through workshops, showcases, scholarships, and digital initiatives.