Published by Associated Press on November 5, the list nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame consists a total of 24 performing and non-performing songwriters.
Among others, in the list are Patti Smith, R.E.M, Outkast, Mariah Carey, The Neptunes, former Eurythmics members Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, the Isley Brothers and Beach Boys founder Mike Love.
Songwriters “with a notable catalogue of songs” qualify for induction 20 years after “the first significant commercial release of a song”, the Hall of Fame explains. Voting ends on December 16, 2019. The induction ceremony will take place June 11, 2020 in New York City.