Since her first No. 1 hit single, “Vision of Love” (1990), Mariah Carey has remained a staple figure in the world of songwriting. To memorialize her highly-decorated career, the acclaimed vocalist will become one of the many legendary musicians to be inducted into the 2020 edition of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The announcement was made public on Thursday morning (Jan. 16), leading the chart-topper to express her gratitude in a tweet.
“This is truly one of the greatest honors of my career,” Carey wrote. “I’m so proud and humbled to be in the company of such legendary songwriters—both previously inducted as well as the incredible class of 2020!”
Her songwriting achievements have been recognized at different stages in her career from being nominated for a Song of the Year Grammy Award on two separate occasions for “Vision of Love” and “We Belong Together.” The “Butterfly” singer, who made history by being a solo artist to notch 19 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, also was honored with the Ivor Novello Award for excellence in songwriting in 2019.
Joining Carey will be The Neptunes, The Isley Brothers, Steve Miller, Rick Nowels, Eurythmics, and William “Mickey” Stevenson.
I can’t believe it… The SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME!!!! 😱🤯 This is truly one of the greatest honors of my career. I’m so proud and humbled to be in the company of such legendary songwriters – both previously inducted as well as the incredible class of 2020! 🙏🦋 @SongwritersHOF pic.twitter.com/Pi4R7yrRYD
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) January 16, 2020