The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for its 52nd annual Induction and Awards Gala, which will take place on Thursday, June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Among the honorees are Sade Adu, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Glen Ballard and Liz Rose.
Four of the inductees first achieved fame in groups, but are being honored as individuals. Sade Adu, Estefan, Jeff Lynne and Teddy Riley will be inducted for their individual contributions to the music industry. Three of the inductees were born outside the United States – Sade Adu from Nigeria, Estefan from Cuba and Lynne from England.
The honorees range in age from 51-year-old Snoop Dogg to 75-year-old Jeff Lynne. This will be the fifth consecutive induction ceremony at which a songwriter associated with rap or hip-hop has been honored. Snoop Dogg follows Jay-Z (2017), Jermaine Dupri (2018), Missy Elliott (2019) and Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (2022).
This is the latest in a series of major honors for Estefan, who received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2017 and, with her husband Emilio Estefan, the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2019. Lynne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 as a member of ELO. Liz Rose, who is nominated for a Grammy for Song of the Year at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, is also among the inductees.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) was established in 1969. A songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first significant commercial release of a song.