Only those writing hits for at least 20 years can get the honour.
Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams, and the Isley Brothers, are among the stars who've been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Only those writing hits for at least 20 years can get the honour - they include Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon.
Congratulations to MasterClass instructor @MariahCarey, who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame tonight. We couldn’t be more proud 💖 pic.twitter.com/WlJfbSQkep— MasterClass (@MasterClass) June 16, 2022
However Rapper Lil Nas X got a special award for “gifted young songwriters" who're making a significant impact.
Annie Lennox from the Eurythmics was among those recognised in New York last night.
“Every time I think of making ‘Sweet Dreams’ I get a visual picture of working at the top, almost like we were inside the roof, of a picture framing factory near Camden market.”— Annie Lennox (@AnnieLennox) June 16, 2022
Annie & @DaveStewart discuss making Sweet Dreams with @billboard https://t.co/IVslyxFoZ3