Earlier this morning it was announced by Anthony Mason on CBS This Morning that Mariah Carey will officially be one of the newest inductees of the 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame class. It should be no surprise that a day after her late great Godmother, Whitney Houston was announced as a 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, that Carey with her record 19 solo No. 1 Hot 100 hits leads a prestigious 2020 Songwriters class. Which also includes such iconic artists and/or musicians, as well as producers such as The Neptunes, The Isley Brothers, former Eurythmics members Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Rick Nowels, William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Steve Miller.
Carey, who has written or co-written 18 of her 19 chart-topping songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including her most recent “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and holds the record as the songwriter with the most weeks spent at the No. 1 on the chart, with 77 weeks. Was very humbled and grateful for the honor. Even tweeting about it:
I can't believe it… The SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME!!!! 😱🤯 This is truly one of the greatest honors of my career. I'm so proud and humbled to be in the company of such legendary songwriters – both previously inducted as well as the incredible class of 2020! 🙏🦋 @SongwritersHOF pic.twitter.com/Pi4R7yrRYD
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 16, 2020
The Neptunes aka Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo’s undeniable sound and songwriting that crossed multiple genres on hits from everyone from previous Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Jay-Z to Nelly, Clipse, Mariah Carey herself, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Madonna and several others over nearly 23 years. Is what made their induction nearly a no-brainer.
Just as in previous years the actual ceremony will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Carey’s hometown of New York City on June 11th, just a couple days before my birthday.