The "Close" singer follows a long list of artists – from Taylor Swift to John Legend – who have received the honor

By Jeff Nelson
Updated April 18, 2016 08:00 AM
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Nick Jonas continues to climb to new career “Levels.”

The Kingdom star will be honored with the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 47th Annual Induction and Awards in New York on June 9, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.

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

“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.”

And the “Close” singer is in good company. Jonas, 23, will join an impressive list of alumni already honored with the award: Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Alicia Keys, NE-YO, Drake, Benny Blanco, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Rob Thomas and the Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik.

The Jonas Brother alum – whose new album, Last Year Was Complicated, will drop June 10 before he kicks off the Future Now tour with pal Demi Lovato – is just the latest 2016 honoree the music organization has announced. Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers and Chip Taylor will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer, while Marvin Gaye Rodgers’ Chic collaborator Bernard Edwards will also be inducted posthumously.

Last year, Fun. rocker Nate Ruess received the David Hal honors, while Cyndi Lauper, Linda Perry, Toby Keith and more were inducted.