So, Nick Jonas Is Already Receiving A Coveted Award From The Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Nick Jonas is having an eventful week. Following his memorable appearance as Julia-Louis Dreyfus‘ hot gardener on Saturday Night Live, not to mention his pair of musical performances on the show, comes news that the pop heartthrob will receive a prestigious songwriter’s award. According to People, the “Close” singer will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 47th annual induction ceremony on June 9 in New York City.

“Nick Jonas is one of the brightest and most versatile young talents on the American pop scene,” said Hall of Fame co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. “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.”

Considering that he’s still in the infancy phase of his solo career, it seems like a bit of a premature honor. But looking at previous recipients of the award (Drake, Taylor Swift, John Mayer), and seeing as it honors “gifted songwriters who are at an apex in their careers and are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs,” then it makes more sense. Plus, “Jealous” cannot be denied.

Nick’s upcoming album, Last Year Was Complicated, is set to arrive in stores on June 10, a day before he receives the award.

Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly listed Marvin Gaye and Elvis Costello as past winners of the Starlight Award.

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