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GRAMMY Hall of Fame welcomes 29 recordings to GRAMMY Museum

Recordings by A Tribe Called Quest, Billie Holiday, Journey, Linda Ronstadt and more added

The Recording Academy welcomes the 2021 inductees for the distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings. This year’s additions recognize a diverse range of both single and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed each year by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. With 29 new titles, the Hall, now in its 48th year, currently totals 1,142 recordings.

“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,” states 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.”

The 2021 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory to Bruce Springsteen’s Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.. The list also features Billie Holiday’s “Solitude,” Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Linda Ronstadt’s Canciones De Mi Padre, Patti Smith’s Horses, USA For Africa’s “We Are The World,” and Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.” Other inductees include recordings by Beastie Boys, Leonard Bernstein With The Philharmonia Orchestra Of London, The Cars, Elizabeth Cotton, Joe Cocker, Vernon Dalhart, Dr. John, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, Isaac Hayes, Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra, Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie, Kolisch String Quartet, John Mayall With Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton, Pearl Jam, Kenny Rogers, Édouard-Léon Scott De Martinville, Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble, The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Irma Thomas, and Betty Wright.

Eligible recipients will receive an official certificate from the Recording Academy.

2021 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame 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 Cocker
    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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