Mariah Carey Among the Nominees for 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Mariah Carey is among the performers on a short list to be selected for the 2018 Songwriters Hall Fame.

Page Six revealed the candidates, which features a slew iconic artists and tunesmiths.

Also on the list are legendary West Coast rap group N.W.A, singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman and R&B/soul groups the Isley Brothers and Kool & the Gang. Other non-performing nominees include former New Edition producer Maurice Starr and Jermaine Dupri, who co-wrote some Carey’s chart-topping hits.

Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. Carey, whose hits include “We Belong Together” and “Hero,” released her self-titled debut album in 1990.

Active members the Songwriters Hall Fame board can vote for three non-performing songwriters and two performing songwriters until Dec. 17. The induction gala will take place in New York on June 14, 2018.

Hip-hop icon Jay-Z became the first rapper to be enshrined into the Songwriters Hall Fame as part its 2017 class.

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