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Back in October of last year, Jay Z was nominated as a contender to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. This achievement had everyone excited because if he were to win, then he would make history as first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Well, now Jay Z has made history as the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. This morning on ‘CBS This Morning’ the honorees were announced on the program. The announcement was made by Nile Rodgers and he discussed the honor on the program. “The truth is that the revolutionary people who come up with the next level of classical music are always the ones that go ‘Hmm, can I do this?’ and you do it,” said Rodgers. “So Jay Z was in a space where even though he’s had more pop albums than anyone else, he did it through rap, which is not traditionally considered part of the normal pop music scene. “He has changed the way that we listen to music. He’s changed the way that we have fun. He’s changed the way that we cry.”
Along with this honor, Jay Z has 21 Grammys and over 100 million records sold. The official induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 15 in New York City.
SEE CBS This Morning’s Announcement HERE:
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