Mariah Carey is famed for her vocal prowess and catalogue of classics, but she’s also notable for penning much of her own music.
So, while her plethora of awards no doubt sit pretty on her mantelpiece, her newly announced nomination for the Songwriters Hall Of Fame could well be one of her most pronounced honors yet.
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Mimi features as one of the names up for entry to the class of 2018.
She joins artists N.W.A, John Mellencamp, Tracy Chapman, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Cliff, the Isley Brothers, Chrissie Hynde, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang, Tom Waits and Tom T. Hall.
Non-performing nominees include her longtime collaborator Jermaine Dupri, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Bill Anderson, and Maurice Starr.
Five of the nominees will be inducted officially next year.
The news comes on the heels of JAY-Z‘s historic entry in the Spring; a feat which saw him become the first Hip-Hop act to acheive the honor.
Say what folk will about Mariah, but there’s no denying that she is more than deserving of this.
Who knows, with new management (and hopefully a clearer musical perspective), perhaps her induction (should it happen) could serve as a launchpad for the roll-out of new music (while reminding of her legendary status). We’re rooting for her.