Jay Z is known for being a pioneer within hip hop, and his breakthrough in Hollywood is only growing.
It has just been announced that Hova has become the first hip hop artist ever to be nominated for Songwriter Hall of Fame.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame added Jay Z, alongside Madonna, Cat Stevens, Sly Stone, Chicago, Gloria Estefan, and Jeff Lynne as nominees for the class of 2017.
Also on the long list George Michael, Bryan Adams, Vince Gill, Babyface, Max Martin, Kool & the Gang and more.
Madonna and Jay Z top the list for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Jay Z is the first rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters as well as two performing songwriters until Dec. 16.
Five will be officially inducted at a gala in New York in June.