Nick Jonas To Receive Hal David Starlight Award

Nick Jonas
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Nick Jonas attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.  

Fresh off killing it on Saturday Night Live, where he showed off his acting skills playing a sultry gardener and his voice with performances of singles "Champagne Problems" and "Close," Nick Jonas is prepping for a major honor.

The singer and Kingdom star is lined up to take home the Hal David Starlight Award on June 9 at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 47th annual induction and awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. 

"Nick Jonas is one of the brightest and most versatile young talents on the American pop scene," Songwriters HOF co-chairs and legendary Philadelphia International writing duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff said in a statement announcing the award.   

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"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." In addition to his long career in the Jonas Brothers band, Nick has also appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun and A Christmas Carol and will be featured in the upcoming James Franco-produced movie Goat

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Jonas, 23, is gearing up for the June 10 release of his third solo album, Last Year Was Complicated, which he'll promote on the 40-city Future Now North American tour with Demi Lovato. Other Songwriters Hall of Fame honorees to be inducted this year include Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty and Nile Rodgers and Chip Taylor. Jonas will be in good company, joining a list of recent Hal David honorees that include Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Drake, John Mayer, John Legend and, last year, Fun's Nate Ruess.

The David award news was first reported by People magazine.


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