Each year, The Recording Academy recognizes a range of singles and albums at least 25 years old that “exhibit qualitative or historical significance” by inducting them into The GRAMMY Hall of Fame. The Hall, currently in its 44th year, now includes a total of 1,038 recordings.
In 2017, 25 new titles will be inducted, including David Bowie’s “Changes,” the Beach Boys’ “I Get Around,” Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Prince’s Sign “O” The Times, as well as recordings from Sonny & Cher, Sly & the Family Stone, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart and Deep Purple.
“The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social and cultural history.”
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.