The Neptunes, production-songwriting duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo and Outkast are nominated for a Songwriters Hall of Fame, as reported by Associated Press.
Outkast was placed in the Performing Songwriters category alongside Mariah Carey and the Isley Brothers. The Neptunes were placed in the Songwriter category along with Motown’s William “Mickey” Stevenson. The induction ceremony has been set for June 11, 2020.
There are so many Billboard hits ascribed to The Neptunes and they include Nelly’s “Hot In Herre,” Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl,” Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and Ludacris’ “Money Maker.” Chad and Skakeboard P has also top 10 songs like Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body,” Kelis’ “Milkshake,” Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call,” Snoop Dogg’s “Beautiful,” N’Sync’s “Girlfriend,” Jay-Z’s “Excuse Me Miss” and “Change Clothes,” N.O.R.E.‘s “Nothin’” and Mase’s “Lookin’ at Me,” among many others.
Outkast made their proper introduction to the world with their 1994 classic debut, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. Only to be followed by more classic such as ATLiens, Aquemini and Stankonia, among others as reported by The Vibes.
A look into the other winners of the Songwriters Hall of Fame; in 2017, rapper and businessman Jay Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. That same year, Kennth “Babyface” Edmonds was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2019, Missy Elliott became the first woman rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.