Lady Gaga is heading for the Songwriters' Hall of Fame and will receive the first ever Contemporary Icon Award at a ceremony on June 19.

The 29-year-old singer is being recognised for her "iconic status in pop culture", according to a statement from the hall.

Also getting recognised are Van Morrison - receiving the Johnny Mercer Award - and fun.'s Nate Ruess, who will receive the Hal David Starlight Award for young songwriters.

The Songwriters' Hall of Fame is part of The American National Academy of Popular Music. It was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond.

The Hall of Fame only existed as an online virtual collection until 2010, when it was first put on display as a physical gallery inside The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has an office in New York and holds workshops, showcases, and provides scholarships to promising artists to help develop new song-writing talent.