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SZA to be honoured by Songwriters Hall of Fame

SZA is set to be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The Kill Bill hitmaker will receive this year's Hal David Starlight Award.

The award, which was established in 2004, recognises "gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with their original songs", according to the announcement.

SZA, 34, will be presented with the award at the 53rd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards dinner, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Thursday 13 June.

Previous winners of the prestigious award include Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X, Drake, Alicia Keys, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Ne-Yo, Benny Blanco and last year's recipient, Post Malone.

"This is such an exciting time for songwriters and music. Phenomenal artists like Beyonce and Taylor Swift are pushing the envelope of what success looks like but who could argue that the last 2 years belong to SZA," said Nile Rodgers, SHOF Chairman.

"Incredible songwriting, incredible performances, incredible artistry. She so deserves to be the 2024 recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award!"

During the ceremony, songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Timbaland, R.E.M., Steely Dan and Dean Pitchford will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, while veteran hitmaker Diane Warren will be honoured with the Johnny Mercer Award.

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