Iconic Albums Inducted Into Grammy Hall of Fame Class of 2024

The Recording Academy has announced the esteemed inductees for the 2024 Grammy Hall of Fame, celebrating a diverse array of timeless recordings that have left an indelible mark on music history.

Among this year’s inductees are iconic albums such as Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” Guns N’ Roses’ seminal “Appetite For Destruction,” and De La Soul’s influential “3 Feet High and Rising.” These albums will be honored at the inaugural Grammy Hall of Fame gala and concert, scheduled to take place on May 21 at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles.

Joining these celebrated works are recordings from Buena Vista Social Club, Donna Summer, Charley Pride, Wanda Jackson, Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra, the Doobie Brothers, and William Bell, each recognized for their qualitative or historical significance. According to the Grammy Hall of Fame’s guidelines, eligible albums must be at least 25 years old, underscoring their enduring impact on music culture.

Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, expressed pride in the diverse selection of recordings being honored, emphasizing their profound influence on music and beyond. Michael Sticka, President/CEO of the Grammy Museum, echoed this sentiment, recognizing the talent and dedication of the artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers behind these iconic recordings.

The Hall Of Fame Gala promises to be a memorable affair, featuring a red carpet and VIP reception at the Grammy Museum’s Ray Charles Terrace, followed by an exclusive concert at the Novo. Produced by industry veterans Ken Ehrlich, Chantel Sausedo, and Ron Basile, the event marks the beginning of an annual tradition celebrating music excellence.

Stay tuned for further details on ticketing information and the lineup of performers, to be announced at a later date.

Here’s the complete list of this year’s inductees:

– De La Soul, “3 Feet High and Rising”
– Guns N’ Roses, “Appetite for Destruction”
– Buena Vista Social Club, “Buena Vista Social Club”
– Donna Summer, “I Feel Love”
– Charley Pride, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’”
– Wanda Jackson, “Let’s Have a Party”
– Lauryn Hill, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”
– Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra, “Ory’s Creole Trombone”
– The Doobie Brothers, “What a Fool Believes”
– William Bell, “You Don’t Miss Your Water”

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