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Lauryn Hill and De La Soul's classic debut albums to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

Photos of De La Soul, Lauryn Hill.
De La Soul, Lauryn Hill. (Shutterstock/Ben Houdijk/Featureflash Photo Agency)

Lauryn Hill and De La Soul are to be recognized by the Recording Academy this year for their contributions to music.

The Academy announced on Wednesday that both artists' classic debut albums, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" and "3 Feet High and Rising," will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame as part of its 2024 inductee class.

The ceremony will take place at the Novo Theater in Los Angeles, California on May 21.

Eight other records will also be inducted into the Hall of the Fame on the day, including Donna Summer's 1977 single "I Feel Love" and Guns N' Roses' 1987 album "Appetite for Destruction."

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said in a statement that the music being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year "has played a pivotal role in shaping our cultural landscape."

"3 Feet High and Rising" and "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" are widely regarded as two of the best and most influential hip-hop albums of all time.

Released in 1989, the former helped popularize alternative hip-hop at a time where gangsta rap was at the forefront of the industry.

Meanwhile, the latter, released in 1991, topped charts all over the world and established Hill as rap music's first bona fide female superstar, paving the way for others to follow.

To date, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, placing it among the highest selling albums in history.


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