Songwriters become eligible for nomination after twenty years of writing lyrics. Jay Z's career hit the two decade mark earlier this year, as he celebrated his debut album Reasonable Doubt's twentieth anniversary in June. Jay Z's career has spawned multiple hits and earned him several honors, including 21 Grammy awards, 8 MTV VMAs, 7 BET awards, and 3 AMA awards.
Eligible members of the organization are allowed to vote for two performing songwriters and three non-performing songwriters. Five individual songwriters or songwriting teams will be inducted to the Hall of Fame in June 2017 at a special New York City event.
Roc Nation sent their congratulations to Jay via Twitter.