Sade Adu, Snoop Dogg and Teddy Riley are among the artists slated to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The stars will be welcomed into the 2023 class during the organization’s 52nd annual Induction and Awards Gala on June 15.
Sade’s being inducted for writing her songs “Smooth Operator,” “No Ordinary Love,” “The Sweetest Taboo,” “By Your Side” and “Is It A Crime.”
Snoop’s being credited for his songwriting on “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Gin & Juice,” his andDr. Dre‘s “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang” and “The Next Episode,” and Wiz Khalifa‘s “Young, Wild & Free,” on which he also appears.
Producer Teddy Riley’s induction, however, comes for the songwriting he’s done for other artists. He’s being recognized for his pen on Keith Sweat‘s “Make It Last Forever” and “I Want Her,” Johnny Kemp‘s “I Just Got Paid,” Guy‘s “I Like” and Bobby Brown‘s “My Prerogative.”
Sade, Snoop and Teddy are among a class of a seven, which also includes Glen Ballard, Gloria Estefan, Jeff Lynne and Liz Rose.
“The music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs first. Without them there is no recorded music, no concert business, no merch … nothing, it all starts with the song and the songwriter,” SHOF Chairman Nile Rodgers said in a statement. “We are therefore very proud that we are continually recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2023 slate 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.”
Special award honorees will be announced at a later date.
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