Jay Z

Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Jay Z has become the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The full class of inductees was announced today:

Musical titans Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm, James Pankow & Peter Cetera, p/k/a “Chicago,” Max Martin, and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. Berry Gordy, who deferred his induction in 2016, will also be part of the 2017 class.

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