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Though we all affectionately know her as a diva, Mariah Carey, is THE artist with the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She has 18. What’s even cooler than that? She co-wrote 17 of them.

Mariah Carey during Mariah Carey “Rainbow” Album Signing at HMV at HMV Store in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

It’s because of this incredible achievement that The Songwriters Hall has decided to nominate Mimi for the prestigious prize of membership in an organization of legends. But MiMi isn’t the only one we’re rooting for. Rap group N.W.A. also earned its first nomination for The Songwriters Hall. This coming shortly after the Jay-Z became the first rapper inducted in the 2017 class.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 12: MC Red, Ice Cube, Dr Dre and DJ Yella of N.W.A attend the ceremony honoring Ice Cube with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on June 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

So how does it work?

Songwriters or songwriting groups are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years. As reported by six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at a gala in New York on June 14. Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters until Dec. 17.

Who do you think should be nominated next? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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