Mariah Carey Inducted Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

Mariah Carey’s got the writestuff…

This year’s inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame have been revealed, with the 49-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer/songwriter earning a spot.

Mariah Carey

CBSAnthony Mason announced the inductees, beginning with Carey, whose record 19 solo No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits he touted, praising the singer for her “stunning five-octave range” and for co-writing most of her hits, including her recent long-awaited No. 1 insta-holiday classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

Carey, a five-time Grammy winner, has penned or co-written some of her biggest hits, including “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “Fantasy,” “We Belong Together,” “Emotions,” and “Make It Happen.”

In all, Carey wrote or co-penned 18 of her 19 Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers:

Songs, Weeks at No. 1
“Vision of Love,” Four Weeks
“Love Takes Time,” Three Weeks
“Someday,” Two Weeks
“I Don’t Wanna Cry,” Two Weeks
“Emotions,” Three Weeks
“Dreamlover,” Eight Weeks
“Hero,” Four Weeks
“Fantasy,” Eight Weeks
“One Sweet Day,” Sixteen Weeks
“Always Be My Baby,” Two Weeks
“Honey,” Three Weeks
“My All,” One Week
“Heartbreaker,” Two Weeks
“Thank God I Found You,” One Week
“We Belong Together,” Fourteen Weeks
“Don’t Forget About Us,” Two Weeks
“Touch My Body,” Two Weeks
“All I Want for Christmas is You,” Two Weeks

Also on the list were the Isley Brothers, the Eurythmics, Rick NowelsPharrell Williams and Chad Hugo (aka The Neptunes), William MickeyStevensonand Steve Miller.    

The inclusion of the Eurythmics’ Lennox and Carey helps to address the gender imbalance in the SHOF, which has inducted 439 songwriters since 1970, only 31 of whom are women (7%). 

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