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Snoop Dogg to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan and Sade lead the 2023 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade and more have been chosen for induction into the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne, Teddy Riley, Glen Ballard and Liz Rose are also being honored at the induction ceremony on June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Rap icon Snoop — who is known for hits including Drop It Like It’s Hot and Gin and Juice — follows in the footsteps of previous hip-hop inductees Missy Elliott and Jay-Z in being recognized for their songwriting.

Estefan is known for the classics Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Let’s Get Loud, while the Nigerian–British artist Sade (born Helen Folasade Adu) is known for singles including Your Love Is King, Smooth Operator and By Your Side, along with her self-titled band’s six acclaimed albums.

Icons: Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade and more have been chosen for induction into the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Snoop, 51, follows in the footsteps of hip-hop inductees Missy Elliott and Jay-Z in being recognized for their songwriting; seen in June 2022

Her most recent album was 2010’s Soldier Of Love. 

ELO star Lynne penned timeless classics such as Mr. Blue Sky, Evil Woman and Hold On Tight, and his Beatles-inspired band has been acclaimed for his ability to craft a hook-filled pop song.

Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Nile Rodgers said in a statement: ‘The music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs first. Without them there is no recorded music, no concert business, no merch.

‘The 2023 slate represents not just iconic songs but also diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, songwriters who have enriched our lives and, in their time, literally transformed music and the lives of billions of listeners all over the world.’

Teddy Riley is one of the architects of the genre New Jack Swing, and he would go on to collaborate with Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. 

Hit maker: Estefan is known for the classics Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Let’s Get Loud; pictured in November 2022 in Los Angeles

R&B legend: Nigerian–British artist Sade (born Helen Folasade Adu) has released six acclaimed albums with her self-titled band

The new inductee Glen Ballard collaborated with Michael Jackson on Man In The Mirror, and he co-wrote Alanis Morrissette’s classic album Jagged Little Pill, along with producing it.

Lis Rose is a country songwriter best known for her multiple collaborations with Taylor Swift.

The two 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-length version of the song All Too Well, which debuted on the rerecorded Red (Taylor’s Version). 

Mariah Carey and Lil Nas X were among those recognized at the 2022 induction.

The former called for more women to be considered for induction.

She said at the ceremony: ‘I read that out of the 439 total inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, only 32 have been women, until now.’

Pop icon: Jeff Lynne, the frontman and songwriter for the Beatles-inspired pop band Electric Light Orchestra, will be honored for songs including Mr. Blue Sky and Evil Woman; seen in 2019

Jack of all trades: The new inductee Glen Ballard collaborated with Michael Jackson on Man In The Mirror, and he co-wrote Alanis Morrissette’s classic album Jagged Little Pill, along with producing it; seen in 2020

And rapper Lil Nas X, 23, who was honored with the Hal David Starlight Award, which pays tribute to young songwriters whose work is impacting the music industry, called for more diversity at awards.

‘I think we have a long way to go in some places, but I feel like the world is definitely trying its best to change in many ways,’ he said.

Meanwhile, Snoop has just announced the rescheduled dates for his UK and Ireland tour.

The legendary star will kick off the arena jaunt at Belfast’s SSE Arena on March 14, followed by dates in Manchester, Glasgow, London, Dublin, Leeds, and Birmingham.

Snoop will be joined by his peers and collaborators Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Obie Trice and D12.

Irish rap duo Versatile are also hitting the road with the icons of the West Coast scene.

Shows ahead: Meanwhile, Snoop has announced rescheduled dates for his UK and Ireland tour. The star will kick off the arena jaunt at Belfast’s SSE Arena on March 14, followed by dates in Manchester, Glasgow, London, Dublin, Leeds, and Birmingham; seen in February 2022

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