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Timbaland is to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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Timbaland. (Shutterstock/Franklin Sheard Jr.)

Timbaland is to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

On Wednesday, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame announced that the 51-year-old star has been included in its Class of 2024.

Also included are Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe of rock band R.E.M.; Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, who formed rock-jazz fusion band Steely Dan; country music songwriter Hilary Lindsey; and Dean Pitchford, who wrote Bonnie Tyler’s "Holding Out For A Hero."

The Class of 2024 will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame at a ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 13.

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Chairman Nile Rodgers, the co-founder of disco group Chic, said in statement: “I’ve said it before, but the music industry does not exist without songwriters delivering great songs first."

"Without them there is no recorded music, no concert business, no merch, nothing," he added. "It all starts with the song and the songwriter."

Reacting to the news on Instagram, Timbaland wrote: "GOD IS GREAT!!!!!!!

Timbaland is one of the most iconic rap and R&B music producers of all-time.

He's produced countless hit records for an illustrious list of artists including Missy Elliott ("Get Ur Freak On"), Aaliyah ("More Than a Woman"), Justin Timberlake ("SexyBack"), and Jay-Z (“Big Pimpin’").

The Virginia native has also sold plenty of records of his own.

His 2007 album "Shock Value," which includes the hit singles "Give It to Me" with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake and "The Way I Are" with Keri Hilson, has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide since its release.


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