The Songwriters Hall of Fame, which honours the masters behind the music industry's biggest hits, was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond.
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The "Run This Town" hitmaker, who unveiled his debut album "Reasonable Doubt" in 1996, has since had a number of hit records, including his LP "The Blueprint" and "The Black Album", which were recognised as the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. The new songwriters will be inducted on June 15, 2017.
There are a slew of non-performing nominees as the Hall also announced potential inductees Kenny Nolan, Randy Goodrum, Tony Macaulay, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Allee Willis, Maury Yeston, and Paul Overstreet.
Eligible members can vote for two performing songwriters and three non-performing ones until December 16.
Others up for the prestigious honor in the "Performing Songwriters" category include Kool & the Gang's Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell and George Brown;Bread'sDavid Gates;Bryan Adams;Madonna;George Michael; and Gloria Estefan.