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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
21 March 2024, 15:02

Donna Summer, Lauryn Hill, De La Soul inducted into GRAMMY Hall Of Fame

The first additions to the list since 2021 also included Buena Vista Social Club and Guns N' Roses

Donna Summer I Feel Love GRAMMY Hall of Fame 2024

This year's inductees into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame have been announced, with landmark disco and hip-hop releases getting the nod. 

To qualify for consideration, recordings must "exhibit qualitative or historical significance" and be at least 25 years old. In total, ten recordings have successfully made the cut this time.

These include the seminal 1989 debut album by De La Soul, '3 Feet High & Rising', and another classic hip-hop LP, 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' by Lauryn HillDonna Summer's iconic 1977 single, 'I Feel Love', was also added. The track, co-written and produced by Italian electronic icon Giorgio Moroder and regular studio partner Pete Bellotte, helped popularise Moog synthesisers, which gave the song its inimitable electronic sound. 

Buena Vista Social Club's eponymous 1997 album, Charley Pride's single, 'Kiss An Angel Good Mornin', 'Let's Have A Party' by Wanda Jackson, 'What A Fool Believes' by The Doobie Brothers, 'You Don't Miss Your Water' by William Bell, and Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction' also joined the prestigious archive. A rare 1922 single, 'Ory's Creole Trombone', by Kid Ory's Creole Orchestra (As Spike's Seven Pods of Pepper Orchestra), completed the list of new additions. 

The first Hall of Fame inductees since 2021, the recordings will now be added to a catalogue inside the GRAMMY Museum, Los Angeles, before being honoured with a gala and concert at the city's NOVO Theatre on 21st May. Tickets and details of performers on the night are yet to be released.

In February, the winners of the 66th GRAMMY Awards were unveiled. Donna Summer, Laurie Anderson and N.W.A. received Lifetime Achievement Awards, and DJ Kool Herc was given a Trustees Award.