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Snoop Dogg, Sade and Teddy Riley Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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The Songwriters Hall of Fame has released the names of the seven inductees that make up its class of 2023, and it includes several hip-hop and R&B powerhouses.

Gangster rapper turned entertainer extraordinaire Snoop Dogg, New Jack Swing pioneer Teddy Riley and soul music icon Sade made the cut.

They will be officially inducted at the organization’s 52nd Annual Induction and Awards Gala on June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, along with the "Queen of Latin Pop," Gloria Estefan, Electric Light Orchestra founder Jeff Lynne, Glen Ballard — a writer who co-wrote some of Alanis Morissette's and Michael Jackson's biggest hits — and frequent Taylor Swift collaborator 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," Nile Rodgers, the hall's chairman, 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."

For more info on the inductees, the process used to determine their worthiness for the hall and their official bios click here.

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