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Nick Jonas to receive songwriting honour

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Nick Jonas to receive songwriting honour

Nick Jonas is to be honoured by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The 23-year-old singer-and-actor will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the Hall's 47th Annual Induction and Awards in New York on June 9 in honour of his "bright and versatile" talent and lengthy career.

Songwriters Hall of Fame co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff told People magazine: "Nick Jonas is one of the brightest and most versatile young talents on the American pop scene.

"A veteran of recording, television, movies and Broadway success ... he has been making his cultural mark in a variety of ways for more than a decade.

"Nick has literally grown up in public, and that growth is reflected in his songwriting and singing. He is a wonderful choice for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Hal David Starlight Award."

The 'Close' singer follows in the footsteps of past winners of the award including Fun. rocker Nate Reuss, Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Drake, Benny Blanco, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Rob Thomas and John Rzeznik.

It was previously announced that Elvis Costello, Chip Taylor, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers and his late Chic bandmate Bernard Edwards will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer.