*Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Mumford and Sister Sledge will be among the performers honoring inductees at the Songwriters Hall of Fame awards dinner on June 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
This year’s inductees are Marvin Gaye, Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty and Chip Taylor. Special award recipients include Lionel Richie, Nick Jonas and Seymour Stein.
The event will also feature presentations and performances comedian James Corden, songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, singer Rachel Platten, the B-52s, actors Jussie Smolett and Jon Voight, the organization announced Thursday.
“The 2016 roster of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees is a beautiful mosaic of the best of late 20th Century popular music. With creators of Rock & Roll, Soul/R&B, Country and Funk/Dance represented, we are looking forward to an unforgettable and extremely exciting event and evening at the Marriott Marquis on June 9th,” said Co-Chairs Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. “With the exception of two, all of the 2016 inductees are alive and continue to be as vitally creative as ever. This year’s Induction and Awards Dinner will mark our first year as Chairmen at the SHOF helm and we could not be more excited about the quality and diversity of the songs and songwriters that will be honored.”