Jay-Z has several reasons to be happy right now.

Less than a month after it was announced he and his wife Beyonce are expecting twins – he is to receive a top songwriting honour.

Jay-Z is to become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in the US.

A handful of artists who are considered to have “enriched the world’s culture” with their songwriting and music are selected for induction every year.

Joining the hall of fame is a huge deal – previous inductees include Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson.

But no rapper has ever made the cut before.