Ne-Yo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14 during a ceremony in New York City. Swizz Beatz presented Ne-Yo with the Hal David Starlight Award, given to young artists who have made a significant impact with their music.
"I was a pretty riled up little kid," he said at the event. "If not for my mom giving me the pad and the pen and telling me to take my emotions and put them there, there's no telling. I might I have been sticking you up or something."
Stevie Nicks was on hand to present Bette Midler with the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award.
Folk artist Gordon Lightfoot, classic rocker Bob Seger, country lyricist Don Schlitz, Bat Out of Hell composer Jim Steinman, and the team behind The Fantasticks musical were also inducted.
by RTT Staff Writer
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