Mariah Carey inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

After a two-year pandemic delay, American songbird Mariah Carey has finally been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Carey, who was the ceremony's headliner, challenged her new fellow members to do better by women in the industry. 

The producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, the British electro-pop band Eurythmics, Steve Miller, and the iconic Isley Brothers were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Lil Nas X was honoured with the Hal David Starlight Award, which recognises gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry through their original songs.

Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.

The hall features songwriters Missy Elliott, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and Billy Joel.

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