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Grammy Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees Announced

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
November 21, 2011|5:48 pm

The Recording Academy announced the 2012 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees.

The Recording Academy searches for recordings of genres at least 25 years old that display "qualitative or historical significance," according to a Recording Academy press release.

The current list in the Hall of Fame totals 906, with 25 new titles and a display at the Grammy Museum.

"The Recording Academy is dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music and sound through the decades," said President and CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow. "We are especially honored to welcome this year's selection of some of the most influential recordings of the last century. Marked by both cultural and historical significance, these works truly have influenced and inspired audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to induct them into our growing catalog of outstanding recordings."

The 2012 list has a variety of names from all genres.

Some of the inductees, include: Bruce Springsteen's album Born In The U.S.A, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," Exile On Main St. by the Rolling Stones, Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5, a comedy album by Bill Cosby called I Started Out As A Child, and "What's Love Got To Do With It," by Tina Turner.

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“The 54th Annual Grammy Awards” will air live on Feb. 12 2012 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

 

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