Nick Jonas has been a solo artist for a minute, but he will receive the Hal David Starlight Award for his songwriting talents.
Jonas might be having the best week ever. He completed his first solo stint on Saturday Night Live and today (April 18) it was announced he’ll be honored with the prestigious award at the 47th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 9th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Per a press release, The Hal David Starlight Award, created in 2004, was named in honor of SHOF Chairman Emeritus Hal David, for his longtime support of young songwriters. Award recipients are gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs. Nick joins the distinguished company of Nate Ruess, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Drake, Benny Blanco, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Rob Thomas and John Rzeznik.
“Nick Jonas is one of the brightest and most versatile young talents on the American Pop scene,” said SHOF Co-Chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. “A veteran of recording, television, movies and Broadway success at the age of 23, 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. He is a wonderful choice for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Hal David Starlight Award.”
Jonas is responsible for writing his songs “Chains” and “Levels.”
He also penned much of his upcoming record, Last Year Was Complicated, which includes songs “Chainsaw,” “Unhinged,” “TheDifference,” “Champagne Problems,” and “Bacon.”
It does feel a bit premature to reward Nick with the accolade considering there are some seasoned veterans in the game who haven’t yet been recognized, but congrats anyway. #Bacon