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Madonna nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame honour

The nominees for the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame have finally been announced and the list boasts some impressive names. 

The Queen of Pop has been recognised for her incredible back catalogue along with Chic superstar Nile Rodgers, and Led Zeppelin's guitarist Jimmy Page (pictured below) and lead vocalist Robert Plant. 

'Smooth Operator' songstress Sade and Cyndi Lauper are also in the running to win. Voters have until December 16 to choose two nominees from the songwriter-performer list and three from the nonperformer list, and the 2014 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction is set to take place on June 12 in New York City.

Madonna, meanwhile, recently wrote a shocking editorial for Harper's Bazaar magazine and confessed that when she first moved to Manhattan she was held at gunpoint and raped: "New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms."


"The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don't know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time."




Watch Madonna's recent interview with Vice below: