Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade and others have been selected for induction into the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Jeff Lynne, Teddy Riley, Glen Ballard and Liz Rose of the Electric Light Orchestra will also be honored at the induction ceremony June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Rap icon Snoop – known for hits like Drop It Like It’s Hot and Gin and Juice – follows in the footsteps of former hip-hop contestants Missy Elliott and Jay-Z, who won awards for their songwriting.
Estefan is known for the classics Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Let’s Get Loud, while Nigerian-British artist Sade (born Helen Folasade Adu) is credited alongside herself for singles such as Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator ‘ and ‘By Your Side’ -titled the band’s six acclaimed albums.
Icons: Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade and more have been selected for induction into the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Snoop, 51, follows in the footsteps of hip-hop songwriting nominees Missy Elliott and Jay-Z; seen in June 2022
Her last album was 2010’s Soldier Of Love.
ELO star Lynne has written timeless classics like Mr. Blue Sky, Evil Woman and Hold On Tight, and his Beatles-inspired band has been acclaimed for their ability to write a hook-packed pop song.
Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Nile Rodgers said in a statement: “The music industry doesn’t exist without songwriters delivering great songs first. Without them there would be no sound carriers, no concert business, no merch.
“The 2023 List represents not only iconic songs, but also diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, songwriters who enriched our lives and, in their time, literally transformed the music and lives of billions of listeners around the world. “
Teddy Riley is one of the architects of the New Jack Swing genre and later collaborated with Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
Hitmaker: Estefan is known for the classics Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Let’s Get Loud; pictured in Los Angeles in November 2022
R&B legend: Nigerian-British artist Sade (born Helen Folasade Adu) has released six acclaimed albums with her self-titled band
New signing Glen Ballard collaborated with Michael Jackson on Man In The Mirror, and he co-wrote and produced Alanis Morrissette’s classic album Jagged Little Pill.
Lis Rose is a country songwriter best known for her numerous collaborations with Taylor Swift.
The pair won a Grammy Award for the song “White Horse” on Taylor’s second studio album Fearless, and they are again nominated for a Grammy at the upcoming 2023 ceremony for the full version of the song “All Too Well,” which is featured on the newly recorded ” Red” debuted (Taylor’s version).
Mariah Carey and Lil Nas X were among those honored at the 2022 launch.
The former called for more women to be considered for admission.
She said at the ceremony, “I’ve read that of the 439 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, only 32 have been women so far.”
Pop icon: Jeff Lynne, the frontman and songwriter of the Beatles-inspired pop band Electric Light Orchestra, is honored for songs like Mr. Blue Sky and Evil Woman; seen in 2019
Jack of all trades: the newly inducted Glen Ballard collaborated with Michael Jackson on Man In The Mirror, and he co-wrote and produced Alanis Morrissette’s classic album Jagged Little Pill; 2020 seen
And rapper Lil Nas X, 23, who received the Hal David Starlight Award, which recognizes young songwriters whose work impacts the music industry, called for more diversity in the awards.
“I think we still have a long way to go in some places, but I feel like the world is definitely trying its best to change in a lot of ways,” he said.
Meanwhile, Snoop has just announced the new dates for his UK and Ireland tour.
The legendary star will open the arena outing at the SSE Arena in Belfast on March 14, followed by dates in Manchester, Glasgow, London, Dublin, Leeds and Birmingham.
Snoop is joined by fellow collaborators Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Obie Trice and D12.
The Irish rap duo Versatile is also touring with the icons of the west coast scene.
Shows ahead: Snoop has now announced new dates for his UK and Ireland tour. The star will open the arena outing at the SSE Arena in Belfast on March 14, followed by dates in Manchester, Glasgow, London, Dublin, Leeds and Birmingham; seen in February 2022