Jay Z Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

jay-z-songwriter-hall-of-fameWhile Jay Z has spent the past few years being recognized for his accomplishments as a businessman and mogul, he’s now being recognized for one of his biggest talents- songwriting.

Jay Z is among the list of nominees in the running to be inducted into the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, nominated in the performing nominee categories along with Kool & The Gang, Gloria Estefan, Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart and more.

Other artists nominated in the non-performing categories include: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and William “Mickey” Stevenson.

If inducted, Hov will be the first rapper ever to make it into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Jay’s songwriting journey began when he dropped his debut album, Reasonable Doubt, in 1996. He has since written for dozens of artists including his wife, Beyonce.

According to the SongHall website, “eligible voting members will have until December 16, 2016 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a non-performing and two from a performing category. For information with which to join or renew as a voting member before November 15 in order to participate in this election, please go to songhall.org/join.”

The final group of five individual writers or teams will be inducted in a ceremony to be held in New York on June 15.

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