Shakira is known for her stellar songwriting… And, it could soon land her in the annals of history.
The 39-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter appears on the list of nominees in the performers (singer/songwriters) category to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016.
Shakira, who penned several of her hit singles, including “Inevitable,” “She Wolf,” and “Whenever, Wherever,” joins a list that includes fellow performers Juanes, Marco Antonio Solis and Draco Rosa.
Shakira won the Latin Grammy for Song of the Year in 2006 for her massive international hit “La Tortura.”
Non-performer (composers) finalists include Kike Santander, Carlos Lara, Chico Navarro and Alejandro Jean.
The final list of artists and composers chosen to be inducted into the LSHOF will be announced at the 2016 Latin Billboard Music Conference taking place in April.
The selected six winners will then be inducted into the esteemed hall during the fourth annual La Musa Awards at the Filmore Miami Beach Jackie Gleason Theater on October 13.
Here’s the full list of LSHOF 2016 nominees:
Alejandro Lerner (Argentina)
Caetano Veloso (Brazil)
Chucho Valdés (Cuba)
Joaquín Sabina (España)
José Mara Cano (España)
Marco Antonio Solís (Mexico)
Los Temerarios (Mexico)
Ruben Blades (Panama)
Draco Rosa (Puerto Rico)
Vico C (Puerto Rico)
Claudia Brant (Argentina)
Chico Novarro (Argentina)
Erasmo Carlos (Brazil)
Kike Santander (Colombia)
Jorge Luis Piloto (Cuba)
Alejandro Jaen (España)
Jose Enrique (Chelique) Sarabia (Venezuela)
Carlos Lara (Mexico)
Miguel Luna (Mexico)
Cheo Zorrilla (República Dominicana)
Luis Fernando Ochoa (USA)
K.C Porter (USA)
The non-profit organization was founded by songwriters/producers Desmond Child and Rudy Perez in 2012 to celebrate and honor Latin music creators.