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R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg Get Nods for Songwriters Hall

Bryan Adams performs during the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto, on Sept. 30, 2017. Adams, R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Heart and The Doobie Brothers are among the nominees for the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Bryan Adams performs during the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto, on Sept. 30, 2017. Adams, R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Heart and The Doobie Brothers are among the nominees for the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
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New York (AP) -- Bryan Adams, R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Heart and The Doobie Brothers are among the nominees for the 2023 Songwriters Hall of Fame, part of a dazzling list of talented acts who left their mark on country, pop, rap, Broadway, post-punk, Latin and New Jack Swing.

The ballot includes the musical theater duo of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who wrote “Ragtime” and “Anastasia,” as well as soul-jazz vocalist Sade, whose 1980s soft rock hits include “Smooth Operator” and “The Sweetest Taboo.”