Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom T. Corridor, John Prine, Jack Tempchin and Cat Stevens (a.okay.a. Yusuf) will turn into the newest inductees of the Songwriters Corridor of Fame on the group’s 50 th annual Induction and Awards Dinner, happening June 13 at its location for many years, the Marriott Marquis Resort in New York’s Instances Sq.. Further particular award honorees shall be introduced quickly.
One of many nice issues concerning the Songwriters Corridor of Fame is that, naturally sufficient, it’s at all times concerning the songs, so yearly it inducts superstars alongside lesser-known individuals who write superstar-level songs, and 2019 isn’t any exception: Globally acknowledged figures like Elliott (who can be the primary feminine rapper to hitch the SHOF due to hits like “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak on”) and Stevens (“Wild World,” “Moonshadow”) are being inducted with legendary singer-songwriters who penned hits for themselves and others — Prine (“Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise”) and Corridor (“I Love,” “Harpur Valley PTA”) — and behind-the-scenes hitmakers like Austin (TLC’s “Unpretty,” Brandy and Monica’s “The Boys Is Mine”) and Tempchin (the Eagles’ “Peaceable Simple Feeling,” Glen Frey’s “You Belong to the Metropolis”).
Having stated that, the ceremony delivers celebrity expertise, usually in fully distinctive settings, yearly: Final yr Neil Diamond, Ariana Grande, John Mellencamp and Usher had been among the many performers and Mariah Carey gave a hilarious speech inducting Jermaine Dupri; in 2011 the present ended with Billy Joel and Garth Brooks singing a duet in matching black cowboy hats. (Head right here for a full recap of final yr’s present and extra on the annual ceremony.)
Relating to this yr’s inductees, SHOF chairman (and hit songwriter/producer and Stylish cofounder) Nile Rodgers stated, “The very first thing it’s essential to know is it’s concerning the track, the second factor it’s essential to know is it’s concerning the track, the third factor it’s essential to know is it’s concerning the track.
“That’s true now greater than ever, so I’m very proud that in my first yr as Chairman of the Songwriter’s Corridor of Fame that we’re recognizing a number of the culturally most essential songwriters of all time. The 2019 slate of inductees represents range and unity throughout genres and gender, highlighting our devoted mission to honor music creators who’ve enriched our lives. These are writers who of their time actually remodeled music and helped make what’s occurring right now doable.”
For extra info on the present, the group and ticket gross sales, go to https://www.songhall.org/