Now we can add Chad, Pharrell and Mimi to the Hall Of Fame mix.
Shortly after it was announced that The Notorious B.I.G. would enter the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, is has been announced that both The Neptunes and Mariah Carey will be members of the 2020 class of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. They will be joined by The Isley Brothers, Eurythmics (Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart), Steve Miller, Rick Nowels and William “Mickey” Stevenson.
For close to three decades, Chad and Pharrell have literally shifted the way we consume and create music, working with… well, everybody (seriously, just look at their production discography pages on Wikipedia), including some members of their own class (including Carey). Recently, they’ve earned an Oscar nomination for the song “Letter To My Godfather,” off the Netflix documentary Black Godfather.
This track should have its own section in the Hall…
… but I’m digressing.
Also, it’s been revealed that Pharrell spent some time with Megan Thee Stallion recently…
Chad recently spoke to Clash Magazine, and revealed that both he and Pharrell have hit the studio with the likes of Jay-Z, Blink 182, Lil Uzi Vert, Brandy, Ray J, Snoh Aalegra, G-Eazy, and others.
Meanwhile, after launching her career in 1991 with “Vision of Love,” Mariah Carey has gone on to become one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 200 million records worldwide and claiming ownership of the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist, a female songwriter, and a female producer. Hell, Her 1994 song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” topped the charts 25 years after its release, on its way to becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time.