Gloria Estefan, Outkast, REM, among others are nominated for the Composers Hall

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Other candidates for 2020, according to a list provided in advance by The Associated Press, are Patti Smith, Journey, Vince Gill, The Isley Brothers, former members of Eurythmics Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Mike Love, David Gates from Bread and Steve Miller.

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Mariah Carey, who co-wrote 17 of her 18 greatest hits and was nominated for the first time to the show last year, competes again for the distinction.

Among the candidates who are not interpreters are William "Mickey" Stevenson, Rick Nowels, Sonny Curtis, Jerry Fuller, Tony Macaulay, Bob McDill and Roger Nichols. They are also nominated duets of composers such as the late Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, L. Russell Brown and the late Irwin Levine, and Kye Fleming with Dennis Morgan.

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Composers are eligible to be incorporated after writing successes for at least 20 years. Six composers, or groups of composers, will be officially incorporated into the 51st annual induction ceremony in New York on June 11, 2020. Eligible members may vote for three non-performers and three performers and composers until December 16 .

The Neptunes, the creative duo of producers and composers made up of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, became very coveted by everyone, from pop stars to rappers and R&B stars seeking their services. Together they helped shape urban radio in the 1990s and 2000s, creating successes for Britney Spears, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Beyoncé.

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Williams and Hugo collaborated for successes that topped Billboard's Hot 100 list as Nelly's “Hot In Herre,” Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl,” Snoop Dogg's “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” and Ludacris’s Money Maker.

The duo helped Britney Spears get out of the good girl cast in 2001 with the daring song “I’m A Slave 4 U,” one of her most popular. He also produced more than half of Timberlake's 2002 solo album "Justified," which included hits like "Like I Love You" and "Miss." Beyonce was encouraged to perform as a soloist in 2002 with "Work It Out" and Jay-Z was given a hand to achieve her first success on the Billboard Hot R&B / Hip-Hop list in 2000 with the hymn "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 ​​Me). ”

The Neptunes also composed and produced music for Mariah Carey, Madonna, Busta Rhymes, Shakira, Common, Toni Braxton, Cee-Lo, Solange, Faith Evans, Ciara, Omarion, 702, Mystikal and Clipse, whose first two albums were in charge of duo. They obtained a Grammy for the non-classical producer of the year in 2004.

If incorporated, Outkast and Williams – who also rap and sing – would join an exclusive group of hip hop artists in the Composers Hall of Fame that includes Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri and Missy Elliott, who have been incorporated in the last three years.




In addition to her privileged voice, Gloria Estefan's work as a composer has made her one of the greatest Latin stars who manage to conquer the Anglo market equally. Considered the incarnation of the “Miami Sound,” Estefan composed the hits “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” with his Spanish version “If I’m going to lose you,” which reached the top of the Latin popularity charts. "Anything for You" and "Words Get in the Way" are other hits. He also helped to co-write "Tradition", which despite being sung in Spanish came to the top of the Hot Dance Club Songs list and also successfully featured in the Hot Latin Songs.

Other important works in Estefan's catalog, which has been awarded three Grammy and three Latin Grammy awards, include the Broadway musical “On Your Feet!”, “Anything For You” and “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”.

Outkast emerged from the Atlanta rap scene in the mid-1990s, achieving commercial success and critical acclaim with albums such as "Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik", "ATLiens", "Aquemini" and "Stankonia", when the southern movement Hip hop flourished. The fifth release of Andre 3000 and Big Boi, the double album “Speakerboxxx / The Love Below,” released them to stardom thanks to their sticky hit “Hey Ya!”. The album, which mixed jazz and rock sounds with hip hop, became the second rap-based to win the Grammy for the album of the year, following Lauryn Hill's triumph with "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" in 1999. No Another rap album has won the most important Grammy award since Outkast's triumph, although heavyweight hip hop weights like Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Kanye West, Drake and Lil Wayne have competed for the honor.




R.E.M. rocked the world with its experimental sound that led him to obtain multiple platinum certifications and a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group began in Athens, Georgia, in the region's independent rock scene. He was recognized for boosting university radios with songs like “Radio Free Europe”. Then the commercial radio adopted them and R.E.M. He became one of the most successful rock bands, selling millions of albums with hits like "It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," "Losing My Religion" and "Everybody Hurts."

Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills announced in 2011 that the band was separating. The original alignment of R.E.M. It includes Bill Berry, who retired in 1997 after suffering symptoms of an aneurysm on stage two years earlier, although he was presented as a guest of the band in the 2000s. The four members are nominated for the Hall of Fame of The Composers

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