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Nick Jonas to receive honor from Songwriters Hall of Fame

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Nick Jonas has reached a new level. The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced Monday that the 23-year-old pop star will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the institution’s 47th Annual Induction and Awards. The event will take place June 9 in New York.

“Nick Jonas is one of the brightest and most versatile young talents on the American pop scene,” Songwriters Hall of Fame co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff said, according to People. “A veteran of recording, television, movies and Broadway success … he has been making his cultural mark in a variety of ways for more than a decade. Nick has literally grown up in public, and that growth is reflected in his songwriting and singing.”

Previous recipients of the Hal David Starlight Award include Taylor Swift, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Drake, and John Mayer. Last year the award went to fun. and the Format frontman Nate Ruess.

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The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced last month that it will induct Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, and Chip Taylor at the June ceremony.

Jonas made a splash on Saturday Night Live this weekend with a performance of his new single “Champagne Problems.” His next album, Last Year Was Complicated, arrives June 10. After that, he’ll hit the road with Demi Lovato for the Future Now summer tour.

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