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Mariah Carey Nominated for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Mariah Carey, the artist with the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — hits that she wrote herself — is finally a nominee for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

via Page Six:

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 Monday, a day ahead of its official announcement.

Pioneering rap group N.W.A. also earned its first nomination for the Songwriters Hall, months after Jay-Z became the first rapper inducted into the organization as part of its 2017 class.

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.

Non-performing nominees are William “Mickey” Stevenson, Bill Anderson, Maurice Starr, Allee Willis, Steve Dorff, Mike Chapman, Randy Goodrum, Tony Macaulay, and Jermaine Dupri, who co-wrote some of Carey’s hits.

Nominated songwriting duos include Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan, Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer, and L. Russell Brown and Irwin Levine, who died in 1997.

Five songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at a gala in New York on June 14. Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters and two performing songwriters until Dec. 17.

Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. Carey, whose hits include “We Belong Together” and “Hero,” released her self-titled debut album in 1990.

N.W.A., including Dr. DreIce Cube, Eazy-E, MC Ren and DJ Yella, had massive success with the 2015 biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” Their debut album of the same name was released in 1988.

Honestly, Mariah should have BEEN inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. We have no idea why after such a prolific career it’s just now happening.

 

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D’banj says he stands in ‘solidarity’ with the Nigerian youths who #Endsars

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D’banj has said he stands in solidarity with Nigerian youths who are condemning police brutality and raising awareness about the extrajudicial killings carried out by SARS operatives in Nigeria.

He wrote:

I know what it means to be in pain, , to lose a child and a loved one,so I know the pain my brothers and sisters are going through and my heart is heavy

I pray God grants us the healing and restoration we so deeply need in our country and that our lights can once again shine
As a Nigerian youth,I try my best to never give up especially when it seems the hardest, so I urge you to do the same.

I stand in solidarity with the Nigerian youth. I stand for restructuring of the Nation system
On that note,we move, we never give up,till we get to the top of the world!
ABUJA ;pls where is the location for the ?? #ReformtheNation #EndSars

I know what it means to lose a child - D

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Falz Has Appealed To #EndSARS Protesters Not to Lose Focus .

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In a post shared on his Twitter handle this morning, the Falz who is also a frontline organizer of the #EndSARS protest asked the protesters to remember it is a protest, not a party. He asked that there should be no Drugs, Alcohol and no partying at the protest grounds

 

Protest not party - Falz tells #EndSARS protesters derailing from objective of the protest

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BBNaija’s Ex Housemate Erica Tells FG To increase police salary

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BBNaija’s Erica has asked the federal government to increase the salaries of police officers.

The reality show star backed her call by sharing a photo of the salary structure of Nigerian police officers. Erica wrote; Dear Government of Nigeria, please increase police salary! #sarsmustend

 

Please increase police salary - BBNaijaPlease increase police salary - BBNaija

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