(AllHipHop News) Mariah Carey and rap group N.W.A. are among the nominees for induction into the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The nomination is the first for the Hero hitmaker, while N.W.A. follow Jay-Z, who became the first rapper inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year.
John Mellencamp, Tracy Chapman, Jermaine Dupree, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Cliff, the Isley Brothers, Chrissie Hynde, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang, Tom Waits, and country star Tom T. Hall have also been nominated.
Five of the nominees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a gala in New York on June 14th.