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Jay Z Becomes First Rap Writer to Be Inducted to Songwriters Hall of Fame!

The 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed – and this year, the organization included the first ever rapper, Jay Z!

Also being inducted this year are hit maker Max Martin, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis of The Time, Robert Lamm, James Pankow and Peter Cetera of Chicago, and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

When asked why it took so long to recognize a rapper, producer Nile Rodgers said, “Jay Z was in a space where, even though he’s had more pop albums than anyone else, because he did it through rap, which isn’t considered part of the normal pop music scene.”

Jay Z has written dozens of songs, is a 21-time Grammy winner, and has sold over one hundred million records.

The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 15, in New York.

Click inside to see the full list of songs written by Jay Z…More Here! »

Justin Timberlake Is Making New Music with Max Martin!

Justin Timberlake has revealed that he will be teaming up with hitmaker Max Martin for new music!

The guys are collaborating with “Can’t Stop the Feeling” co-writer Shellback on some new songs and Justin revealed the news at a screening of Trolls on Thursday (February 16) in Los Angeles.

The screening was hosted by Variety and the AARP Movies for Grownups series.

“I’ve known Max for years and then to include Shellback in the process… we literally came from the studio tonight to come to this Q&A,” Justin said. “And we’re going back after this. There’s a ton of music that we’re making right now and I’m just so excited about it.”

Justin and Max have previously worked together on NSYNC songs like “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” “I Want You Back,” and “It’s Gonna Be Me.”


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Backstreet Boys: Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony!

The Backstreet Boys hold up their plaques while being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (April 22) in Hollywood.

The guys – A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, and Brian Littrell – brought along their family members for the special occasion and they all laid down with their heads next to the star for a pic!

Music producer Max Martin was the special guest at the ceremony and JustJared.com spywitnesses tell us that all five guys got choked up while speaking. Congratulations BSB!!!

25+ pictures inside of the Backstreet Boys at the Hollywood Walk of FameMore Here! »

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