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Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade to join Songwriters Hall of Fame

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Stefan, Sade and other four songwriters from the class of 2023 will be inducted at a gala on June 15th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

The class of 2023 will be inducted at a gala on June 15

The gala will be held on June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade to join Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2023. (Reuters/Getty Images)

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade, Jeff Lynne, Glen Ballard, Teddy Riley and Liz Rose have been chosen to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a class that includes the writers of such varied hits as Man In the MirrorDrop It Like It's Hot and Rhythm Is Gonna Get You.

The seven songwriters from the class of 2023 will be inducted at a gala June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Snoop Dogg, whose hits include Drop It Like It's Hot and Gin & Juice, will be joining such rappers as Missy Elliott and Jay-Z in the hall. Estefan is credited for popularizing Latin rhythms with such crossover smashes as Rhythm Is Gonna Get You and Let's Get Loud.

The inductees include soul-jazz vocalist Sade, whose 1980s soft rock hits include Smooth Operator and The Sweetest Taboo, and Lynne, of ELO, who penned Mr. Blue Sky and Evil Woman.

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Ballard helped write Alanis Morissette's monster 1995 album Jagged Little Pill and was involved in the recording and writing of several Michael Jackson albums, including ThrillerBad and Dangerous.

Riley, the singer, songwriter and producer, is credited with creating New Jack Swing and its top anthems like Bobby Brown's My Prerogative and Keith Sweat's I Want Her. Rose co-wrote many songs with Taylor Swift, including "You Belong with MeTeardrops on My Guitar and White Horse.

The 2023 class "represents not just iconic songs but also diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, songwriters who have enriched our lives and, in their time, literally transformed music and the lives of billions of listeners all over the world," said Nile Rogers, the hall's chair.

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Taylor Swift (L) and Liz Rose accept the award for best country song for "White Horse", with presenter Colbie Caillat (R) during the pre-telecast of the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. (REUTERS)

Eligible voting members late last year turned in ballots with their choices of three nominees from the songwriter category and three from the performing-songwriter category.

Some of the 2023 nominees who will have to wait include The Doobie Brothers, R.E.M., Heart, Blondie, Bryan Adams, Patti Smith and Steve Winwood.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to honor those creating the popular music. A songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song.

Some already in the hall include Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Lionel Richie, Bill Withers, Neil Diamond, and Phil Collins.

near the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Gloria Estefan and her children Sasha and Emily, right, perform after President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, lit the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. (AP)

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