Lauryn Hill to be inducted into Grammy Hall Of Fame
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Lauryn Hill to be inducted into Grammy Hall Of Fame

Following last month’s 66th Annual Grammy Awards, the establishment has decided to recognise both Lauryn Hill and De La Soul by revealing that The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and 3 Feet High and Rising will respectively be inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame this year.

Lauryn Hill has been entirely absent in the culture since the release of her 1998 debut album. However, the Recording Academy has recognised the cultural significance of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. 

The institution has announced that the ceremony will take place at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles on May 21st, later this year. In an official statement, the Grammys said, “We’re proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the Grammy Hall Of Fame in its 50th year.”

It continued, “The music showcased here has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape, and it’s a true honour to recognise these albums and recordings, along with the profound influence each has had on music and beyond.”

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 upon its release in 1998 and earned Hill five Grammy Awards, including ‘Best New Artist’, ‘Best R&B Song’, ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’, and ‘Best R&B Album’.

De La Soul’s 3 Feet High And Rising did not make the same immediate impact. However, many cite the album as the project that popularised alternative hip-hop and jazz-hop on the East Coast in the late-1980s. 

In 2010, the Library of Congress added the body of work to the National Recording Registry, recognising it as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Concerning Halls of Fame, A Tribe Called Quest, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Eric B & Rakim are among this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.