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Hip Hop Legeneds Are Nomineed For Songwriters Hall of Fame

In the early 2000s, OutKast and The Neptunes created numerous hits through their own performance capabilities and for their peers. Nearly a decade later, both duos have the chance to get the recognition they deserve by being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. OutKast, a duo with Andre 3000 and Big Boi, have been nominated for the Performing Songwriters category.

This category also is home to other legends like The Isley Brothers and Mariah Carey. On the other hand, The Neptunes, a duo of producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, are placed in the Songwriters category. This category has nominees including William ‘Mickey’ Stevenson. Over the years, other hip-hop icons have been inducted into the Hall of Fame already. These icons include Jay-Z, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and Missy Elliot.

The Neptunes are known for their iconic hits for various types of genres. Brittany Spears “I’m A Slave 4 U,” Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me),” and Beyonce’s “Work It Out” are only a few. OutKast’s track record includes hits like “Hey Ya!” and the production of Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

The winners will not be announced until June 11th, 2020. Until then feel free to check out the full nominee list below:


Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty

Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart

L. Russell Brown/Irwin Levine

Sonny Curtis

Kye Fleming/Dennis Morgan

Jerry Fuller

Tony Macaulay

Bob McDill

Chad Hugo/Pharrell Williams (aka The Neptunes)

Roger Nichols

Rick Nowels

William “Mickey” Stevenson

Performing Songwriters:

Mariah Carey

Gloria Estefan

David Gates

Vince Gill

Ernie Isley/ Marvin Isley/O’Kelly Isley/Ronald Isley/ Rudolph Isley/Chris Jasper (aka The Isley Brothers)

Jonathan Cain/Steve Perry/Neal Schon (aka Journey)

Mike Love

Annie Lennox/David Stewart

Steve Miller

Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin/Antwan “Big Boi” Patton (aka OutKast)

Patti Smith

Bill Berry/Peter Buck/Mike Mills/Michael Stipe (aka R.E.M)

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