The acclaimed songwriter, performer and actor mentored students from NYC's Stuyvesant High School in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame's first-ever virtual master session.
Eurythmics, Mariah Carey, Rick Nowels, The Neptunes and Motown's William 'Mickey' Stevenson are also included in the Class of 2020.
The 24-year-old chart-topper Halsey will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the 50th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction on 13 June.
Missy Elliott’s inclusion marks the first time a female rapper has been nominated to the Songwriters Hall.
The Chic legend will succeed Philly soul architects Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.
Alan Jackson, one of the true giants of modern-day country music, has been named among the 2018 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.