Lauryn Hill’s ‘Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Album To Be Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

The Recording Academy has announced the celebrated works set to be inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, marking its 50th anniversary with a diverse mix of recordings. This year’s list includes four albums and six singles that hold qualitative or historical significance and are at least 25 years old.

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. expressed, “We’re proud to unveil the diverse mix of recordings entering the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in its 50th year. The music showcased here has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape, and it’s a true honor to recognize these albums and recordings, along with the profound influence each has had on music and beyond.”

Among the 2024 class, Ms. Lauryn Hill’s debut album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” stands out. Released in 1998, the album is Hill’s only full-length solo work, blending elements of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Neo Soul. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, featuring collaborations with Mary J. Blige, Carlos Santana, and D’Angelo.

At the 41st annual GRAMMY Awards, Lauryn Hill made history with 10 nominations and five wins, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat in one night. Reflecting on the album’s impact, Hill shared in a 2021 interview with Rolling Stone, “I think my intention was simply to make something that made my foremothers and forefathers in music and social and political struggle know that someone received what they’d sacrificed to give us.”

De La Soul’s first studio LP, “3 Feet High and Rising,” is also set for induction this year, marking over 25 years since its release and its profound impact on Hip-Hop culture. The Recording Academy’s recognition of these albums alongside classics like Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite For Destruction” and Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” underscores their lasting influence.

In response to the announcement, Hill expressed gratitude on Instagram, saying, “Grateful to see this album continues to receive love and acknowledgment. Thank you Grammy Hall of Fame.”

The list of inductees also includes recordings by Buena Vista Social Club, Charley Pride, Wanda Jackson, Kid Ory’s Creole Orchestra, the Doobie Brothers, and William Bell. This year’s selection of 10 new additions brings the total number of inducted recordings in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame to 1,152.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 at the NOVO Theater in Los Angeles. It promises to be a momentous occasion celebrating the enduring impact of these iconic recordings. Congratulations to all the inductees!