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Reggae Artist Jimmy Cliff is Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jimmy Cliff performs onstage at Festival Med June 25, 2008 in Loule, Portugal.

Legendary Jamaican Ska and reggae artist Jimmy Cliff has been nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to Jamaicans.com.

Cliff, 70, is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor who has been making music for more than 40 years. He is also one of two living musicians to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honor given by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences.

The Grammy-award winner is widely known for songs such as “The Harder They Come,” “Wonderful World, Beautiful People” and a cover of Johnny Nash’s “I  Can See Clearly Now,” which is featured on the Cool Runnings film soundtrack.

The Hall of Fame honors popular songwriters who have been penning songs for at least 20 years. Cliff will be inducted alongside Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, the first female rapper to receive a nomination.

The artist has released 30 albums between his 1968 debut, Hard Road, and his most recent original project, Rebirth, which was released in 2012 and won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

Cliff canceled his scheduled performances after a fall in October 2018, in which he suffered a broken hip.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony will occur June 13 during the 50th annual Induction and Awards Gala in New York City.

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