Pitbull (Songwriters Hall of Fame)
Pitbull is the first-ever recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Global Ambassador Award and will receive it at the organization's 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner June 15th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.
The new Global Ambassador Award was created to celebrate a songwriter-artist whose music has true worldwide appeal, crossing genre, cultural and national boundaries.
"Pitbull's success, creativity, tireless musical collaboration and his wide-ranging social activism make him the ideal songwriter-performer to initiate the SHOF Global Ambassador Award," said SHOF co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff and president/CEO Linda Moran.
Previously announced 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees include Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Berry Gordy, the songwriting teams of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and the band Chicago's Robert Lamm and James Pankow, Max Martin, and Shawn "Jay Z" Carter.
Additional special award honorees will be announced soon.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates and educates the public about songwriters, and produces professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent.