It’s one sweet day for Mariah Carey: the pop diva, who has co-written 18 of her 19 No. 1 hit songs, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Joining Carey for the 2020 class are the Neptunes (the duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), the Isley Brothers, Rick Nowels, William “Mickey” Stephenson and Steve Miller.
The acts will officially be inducted at the Songwriters Hall’s 51st annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 11 in New York City.
Songwriters are eligible for induction after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.
Carey, whose hits include “We Belong Together” and “Hero,” released her self-titled debut album in 1990. With 19 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, she is only behind the Beatles, who have had 20 songs top the chart.
Her holiday staple, the 25-year-old “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” reached the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 in December and January — making Carey the only artist to have No. 1 hits in the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.
The only song Carey didn’t write that went to No. 1 was a cover — her version of Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There.”