The 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame, which is taking place June 15 won’t have the Doggfather, Snoop Dogg attending this year, although he was scheduled to be inducted this year.
According to Billboard, the popular entertainer has withdrawn his induction into the Hall of Fame this year “for personal reasons.” He does intend to participate in the ceremony slated for next year. Coincidentally, he is not the only one who has asked to be inducted at a later time. Sade Adu has previously withdrawn from this year’s induction as well.
Earlier this year, it was reported that hip-hop recording artist Snoop; jazz songstress, Sade; and “New Jack Swing” producer and singer, Teddy Riley, were among this year’s inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They join pop singer Gloria Estefan; Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne; six-time Grammy-winning songwriter, and producer Glen Ballard; and Grammy-winning songwriter, Liz Rose for the 2023 induction.
It was reported that Tim Rice will be honored with the Johnny Mercer Award, the organization’s highest honor. Post Malone is slated to receive the Hal David Starlight Award, which “was established to honor gifted songwriters who are at an apex in their careers and are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs,” according to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
This year’s event is the 52nd annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner and will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
A songwriter is eligible to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame after the 20th anniversary of their first commercial release of a song.