Lady Gaga to receive inaugural 'Contemporary Icon' award at Songwriters Hall of Fame



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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, Lady Gaga performs at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Lady Gaga’s icon status is being reaffirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as she will receive the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 19. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)


NEW YORK — Lady Gaga's icon status is being reaffirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The 29-year-old pop superstar will receive the inaugural Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 18.

The award is to honor a performing songwriter "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture," according to a Thursday statement from the hall. Gaga has had a hand writing most of her hits, including "Poker Face," ''Applause" and "Just Dance," although her latest album, "Cheek to Cheek" with Tony Bennett, is all covers.

The Grammy winner is the latest to be honored at the New York ceremony: Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry are being inducted into the hall. Van Morrison will receive the Johnny Mercer Award and fun.'s Nate Ruess will receive the Hal David Starlight Award, given to young songwriters.


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