Snoop Dogg to Be Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
American Song Contest co-host Snoop Dogg was recently announced as a 2023 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other famous inductees this year include Gloria Estefan and Sade Adu.
Snoop Dogg to Be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
As Billboard points out, this will be the fifth consecutive induction ceremony honoring a songwriter representing the rap or hip-hop genre. Past honorees include Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, and Pharrell. This year, Snoop Dogg is also the youngest honoree at 51.
The induction will take place at the 52nd annual Induction and Awards Gala, on June 15, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. There will be seven inductees in total, also including Sade Adu, Glen Ballard, Gloria Estefan, Jeff Lynne, Teddy Riley, and Liz Rose.
Other songwriters who were on the ballot but not chosen as inductees this year included Bryan Adams, Vince Gill, and Patti Smith. The SHOF will also give out special awards this year, including the Johnny Mercer Award. Recipients will be announced at a later date.
Snoop Shared the News on Social Media
On Wednesday, after the inductees were announced, Snoop shared a screenshot of the Billboard article on Instagram announcing the exciting news. In the caption, he added several pen and microphone emojis representing his songwriting.
Snoop’s followers shared their congratulations over the honor, with one Instagram user writing that it was “history in the making” and “well deserved.” Other users posted fire and heart emojis to celebrate the exciting news.
Last year’s new inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame included Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, and Steve Miller. During her speech at the event, Carey called out the SHOF for how few women have been inducted over the years.
“I read that out of the 439 total inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, only 32 have been women, until now,” Carey said to applause.