APNewsBreak: Elliott, Hynde and Gill up for Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of rap's greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and could also become the third rapper to enter the organization following recent inductees Jay-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
APNewsBreak: Mariah Carey, N.W.A. up for Songwriters Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey, the artist with the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, is one of the nominees for the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Carey, who co-wrote 17 of her 18 No. 1s, earns her first nomination for the prestigious prize. The Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press the list of nominees Monday, a day ahead of its official announcement.
Headley Bennett, sax player on Bob Marley’s first song, dies
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Saxophonist Headley Bennett, who played on "Judge Not," Bob Marley's first song, has died at age 85, his family said Monday.
His daughter Carol Bennett did not give an official cause of death, but said Bennett had suffered from high blood pressure and was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. She said he died Sunday.