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Timbaland To Be Inducted Into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Timothy 'Timbaland' Mosley was announced as one of this year's inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


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Timbaland will be inducted as one of three "non-performing" songwriters, which also include Hillary Lindsey and Dean Pitchford. Other inductees who are in the performing songwriters category this year include R.E.M. members Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe, and Steely Dan members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.


Although Timbaland was one of twelve songwriters who competed in the non-performing category, he has garnered a few top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 as an artist, including three as lead artist: Give It to Me, Apologize, and The Way I Are. To qualify for nomination and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, an artist must wait 20 years after the first commercial release of a song.


Timbaland is this year's only inductee who is a person of color. He has won four Grammys for Best Dance Recording for Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back (featuring Timbaland) and LoveStoned/I Think She Knows and Best R&B Song for Timberlake’s Pusher Love Girl and Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z’s Drunk in Love. His nomination into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame are for his songwriting on Missy Elliott's hits Get Ur Freak On and Work It, 50 Cent’s Ayo Technology (which featured Timbaland along with Justin Timberlake) and Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake’s Holy Grail.


SHOF chairman Nile Rodgers said in a statement, “We are … very proud that we are continually recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time and that the 2024 slate represents not just iconic songs but also diversity and unity across genres, ethnicity and gender, songwriters who have enriched our lives and literally enriched music and the lives of billions of listeners all over the world.”


Timbaland and this year's other inductees will be honored at the 2024 Induction and Awards Gala, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.


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