The Songwriters Hall of Fame’s ceremony is set for June 16 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, with Pharrell Williams (and Neptunes co-founder Chad Hugo), Mariah Carey, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics, and more being honored.
The Hall’s upcoming 51st ceremony is being held belatedly, picking up where it left off with the show it would have presented in 2020, according to Hall CEO a a former top executive at Warner Music.
Songwriter and ASCAP president Paul Williams will receive the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, Lil Nas X will be honored with the Hal David Starlight Award for promising young songwriters and Universal Music Publishing chairman-CEO Jody Gerson will receive the Abe Olman Publisher Award.
“The thought that we have created an event that brings out such strong feelings, and that everyone is looking forward to as a catharsis after being cooped up during COVID, is incredibly gratifying,” Moran told Variety. “It is like a family reunion, and when we discussed the possibility of changing the venue or the format of the show, I realized that people want the familiarity and the comfort of returning home as they remember it.”
It’s been an exciting time for Pharrell, who recently announced that his Something in the Water will return this year, with sets from Pharrell and Phriends, Lil Baby, Jon Batiste, and more.
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