Jermaine Dupri is set to make history June 14th 2018. Jermaine Dupri is making history as the second rap act ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 49th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner in June. The dinner is set to take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Last yearJAY-Z was inducted. J.D. will join the 2018 class, including John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang, Allee Willis, Bill Anderson, and Steve Dorff.
JD has co-written and/or produced for so many, including Mariah Carey with “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby,” Usher’s “Burn,” Alicia Keys’ “Girlfriend,” and many more.
Jermaine Dupri has also launched many careers through hus record label So So Def. A few artist who rose under JD were, Bow Wow, Xscape, Jagged Edge, and Kris Kross.
The organization’s president and CEO Linda Moran joined co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff in celebrating this year’s honorees. “The 2018 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a prodigious representation of creators of cross-genre hits, certain to resonate with everyone,” they said in a joint statement (via Billboard). “Each year, the slate of songwriters we induct is more diverse and illustrative of the history and contributions that we strive to acknowledge and honor.”