For many years, Eminem was considered the best rap artist and author by listeners. However, alas, not his name will soon go down in the history of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. This honor goes to Jay Z.
Western media reports that Jay Z is on the list of songwriters to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
"Jay Z was in the rap space, which, despite the fact that he made more successful pop albums than anyone else, was not considered normal music until recently," the musician and producer explained this honor for such a long time. the other producer, Niall Rogers, announced the listings on CBS. "But he changed modern music, showed a completely different way of entertaining the public."
“The time has come to reach out to the authors of the 21st century, not forgetting the achievements of the greats of the past decades,” said songwriter Hall of Fame co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. “This is a deliberate decision, we are pleased to welcome artists in a variety of genres, from all countries and continents, to the Hall.”
Along with Jay-Z, Max Martin (author of hits by Backstreet Boys, N'Sync, Britney Spears, Pink, Keshi), founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy, duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (members of the Time group, authors songs by Michael and Janet Jackson, Prince, Usher, Boyz II Men, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey), Chicago musicians Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Setera, as well as Kenneth Edmonds, known as Babyface (songwriter of Madonna and Whitney Houston, in including from the soundtrack of the film "The Bodyguard").
Note that a whole ceremony will be organized to introduce the names of the listed musicians into the Hall of Fame in New York. It will take place on June 15.
Recall that Jay Z's career began in the 90s. During his career, the musician collaborated with many colleagues, including Beyoncé, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, etc. His 13 albums have reached the top of the Billboard 200. This is a record for all solo artists and the second place in history after The Beatles, who climbed 19 albums to number one in the United States. Jay Z is a multiple Grammy Award winner.