Mariah Carey will be officially inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Despite the fact that the pandemic has delayed induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) for two consecutive years, the time has finally come for the latest set of inductees to get their well-deserved recognition.
Among the list of inductees into the 2022 Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is now due to take place on June 16, is famed Mariah Carey who found out for the first time that she would be included among the elite songwriters of the industry in December 2019.
Carey, who co-wrote 18 of her 19 No. 1 hit songs, previously celebrated the news alongside her twins Moroccan and Monroe (aka dem babies) with balloons that read “Hall of Fame.”
“Always celebrate the happy moments in life,” the “We Belong Together” singer said via Twitter.
Always celebrate the happy moments in life ❤️ pic.twitter.com/u6sRvjTN9M
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 17, 2020
Now that nearly two and a half years have passed since the announcement, the event will continue its tradition by being held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel located in New York City. The ceremony has been held there since 2005.
While news that the gala would take place in June broke in February, it’s only now that plans to move forward have been solidified. Previous delays were caused by surges and variants of Covid-19. The organization’s goal has always been to keep everyone and their families safe and now that more time has passed, each inductee has confirmed their attendance.
“I’m relieved the decision has been made and I’m really excited to be back to what we hopefully see as a standard,” said SHOF President and CEO Linda Moran. “I think our event is going to be very cathartic for people. We are considered an annual songwriting family reunion. and music publishing communities. People want to come back to the same venue, same show format, and hopefully see the same people.
Besides Carey, other inductees include Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley and Chris Jasper of the Isley Brothers, and a host of others.