Grammy Hall of Fame Announces it’s 2021 Inductees


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Grammy Hall of Fame Induction

Every year the Grammy Hall of Fame meets to determine who should be honored for their musical talents or their significant contribution to the music industry.

This tradition has been going on for years to help preserve those that have paved the way for artists.

Similarly, there are rules to be inducted. Every year, a special member committee is formed of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.

For instance, since 1973, the board has been reviewing recordings, singles, albums, artists, agents, etc., to see if they are eligible for induction.

Above all, the selection must be at least 25-years-old and can be any genre.

“We are proud to announce this year’s diverse roster of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees and to recognize recordings that have shaped our industry and inspires music makers of tomorrow,” said Harvey Mason jr., Chair and Interim President/CEO of the Recording Academy.

“Each recording has had a significant impact on our culture, and it is an honor to add them to our distinguished catalog.”

2021 Inductees:

“Au Clair De La Lune” Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville (Single)
Blues Breakers John Mayall With Eric Clapton (Album)
Canciones De Mi Padre Linda Ronstadt (Album)
“Clean Up Woman” Betty Wright (Single)
“Copenhagen” Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra (Single)
“Don’t Stop Believin’” Journey (Single)
“Freight Train” Elizabeth Cotten (Single)
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Bruce Springsteen (Album)
Horses Patti Smith (Album)
Hot Buttered Soul Isaac Hayes (Album)
In The Right Place Dr. John (Album)
Licensed To Ill Beastie Boys (Album)
Mad Dogs & Englishmen Joe Crocker (Album)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live At “The Club” The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Album)
Ravel: Piano Concerto In G Major Leonard Bernstein With The Philharmonia Orchestra Of London (Album)
Schoenberg: The Four String Quartets Kolisch String Quartet (Album)
So Peter Gabriel (Album)
“Solitude” Billie Holiday (Single)
Ten Pearl Jam (Album)
Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble (Album)
The Cars The Cars (Album)
“The Gambler” Kenny Rogers (Single)
The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest (Album)
“Time Is On My Side” Irma Thomas (Single)
Trio Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris (Album)
“We Are The World” USA For Africa (Single)
“When The Levee Breaks” Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie (Single)
“Wreck Of The Old 97” Vernon Dalhart (Single)
“Y.M.C.A.” Village People (Single)

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