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Mariah, NWA get Hall 'pass'

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, the artiste with the most number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is one of the nominees for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Carey, who co-wrote 17 of her 18 No 1s, earns her first nomination for the prestigious prize. The Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press the list of nominees yesterday, a day ahead of its official announcement.

Pioneering rap group NWA also earned its first nomination for the hall of fame.

Other performing nominees for the 2018 class include John Mellencamp, Tracy Chapman, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Cliff, the Isley Brothers, Chrissie Hynde, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang, Tom Waits and Tom T Hall.