Jermaine Dupri To Be Inducted Into The 2018 Songwriters Hall Of Fame
Music producer Jermaine Dupri is making history as the second rap act ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Following last year’s inductee JAY-Z, J.D. joins the 2018 class, which also includes John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson, Kool & the Gang, Allee Willis, Bill Anderson, and Steve Dorff.
He took to Twitter to post a celebratory video of himself screaming with joy, adding the caption, “I can’t fucking believe it !! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”
I can’t fucking believe this !! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/BTzoqVQQKL
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) February 6, 2018
Dupri earned his distinction in the non-performing category for his work behind the scenes. He has famously co-written and/or produced a slew of hits throughout his career, including Mariah Carey‘s “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby,” Usher‘s “Burn,” Alicia Keys‘ “Girlfriend,” and many more.
Aside from a solo rap career, Dupri has also been an influential businessman. His So So Def imprint has launched and/or elevated the careers of Bow Wow, Xscape, Jagged Edge, and Kris Kross.
The ceremony, which is in its 49th year, takes place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 14th.
Congrats to JD!!!