The American rapper could go on to become the first rapper to achieve the feat if chosen.
American rap mogul, Jay Z has added to his long list of accolades by becoming the first rapper to be acknowledged for a Songwriters Hall of Fame honour.
If elected, the rapper would make history as the first rapper to get the honour, with a career spanning over 20 years.
The hip-hop mogul is joined by fellow nominees Madonna, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Gloria Estefan, Cat Stevens, funk pioneer Sylvester Stewart, as well Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Swedish hitmaker, Max Martin, all of whom become eligible after having spent 20 years in the music business.
The chosen honorees will be inducted in a ceremony in June 2017, and will join former inductees such as Stevie Wonder, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Keith Richards and Dolly Parton.
Jay Z’s first album, Reasonable Doubt was released in 1996. He has 12 solo albums, four collaboration albums and 21 Grammy Awards under his belt.
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