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Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ To Be Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

Published: Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 by Sam

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are right around the corner and organizers for this year’s instalment are pulling out all the stops to ensure the milestone is marked in a major way.

One facet of that are the recordings that are being inducted into Grammy Hall Of Fame.

Moments ago, the list was announced and Whitney Houston leads the pack.

Details below…

The late legend’s career defining single ‘I Will Always Love You’ is confirmed for entry into the coveted collection of records.

Now in its 45th year, the Grammy Hall Of Fame will also welcome recordings from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Gladys Knight, and Billie Holiday to take residence.

Peep the full list:

2017 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees

BAND OF GYPSYS
Jimi Hendrix
Capitol (1970)
Album

“BRING IT ON HOME TO ME”
Sam Cooke
RCA Victor (1962)
Single

THE CHRONIC
Dr. Dre
Death Row (1992)
Album

“DREAM ON”
Aerosmith
Columbia (1973)
Single

“FIGHT THE POWER”
Public Enemy
Motown (1989)
Single

“FLASH LIGHT”
Parliament
Casablanca (1978)
Single

“GRAZING IN THE GRASS”
Hugh Masekela
UNI (1968)
Single

HEART LIKE A WHEEL
Linda Ronstadt
Capitol (1974)
Album

“I CAN’T HELP MYSELF”
Four Tops
Motown (1965)
Single

“I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE”
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Soul/Motown (1967)
Single

“(I LOVE YOU) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS”
The King Cole Trio
Capitol (1946)
Single

“I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”
Whitney Houston
Arista (1992)
Single

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON
Johnny Cash
Columbia (1968)
Album

“MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”
Thomas Alva Edison
N/A (1878)
Single

“ME AND MRS. JONES”
Billy Paul
Philadelphia International (1972)
Single

“MOON RIVER”
Andy Williams
Columbia (1962)
Track from Moon River & Other Great Movie Themes

“MY MAN ”
Billie Holiday
Brunswick (1937)
Single

NEVERMIND
Nirvana
DGC (1991)
Album

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Queen
Elektra (1975)
Album

“PAINT IT, BLACK”
The Rolling Stones
London (1966)
Single

“SAVOY BLUES”
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Okeh (1927)
Single

“A SONG FOR YOU”
Leon Russell
Shelter (1970)
Single

“SPACE ODDITY”
David Bowie
Mercury (1969)
Track from Space Oddity

“THAT’S ALL RIGHT”
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
RCA Victor (1949)
Single

TUBULAR BELLS
Mike Oldfield
Virgin (1973)
Album

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The purpose of the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Academy says, is to preserve and celebrate timeless recordings that exhibit qualitative and historical significance.

Needless to say Whitney’s is the definition of deserving.

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  1. Suicide Blonde January 16, 2018

    Whitney’s rendition of this song is unique, beyond beautiful, however, I think they should recognize both this and the original version by Dolly Parton, just for respect, after all she was the genius behind this masterpiece. Yesss for Nirvana, Bowie and Queen.

    • Cherelle Peterson January 16, 2018

      Yes, they should recognize Dolly Parton for writing the song. Whitney Houston brought it more popularity and did it more justice singing it!

    • Jasmine January 16, 2018

      No you do not merge to legends together for a tribute. Dolly deserves her own tribute seperately (if she has not had one already by the Grammies. Whirney deserves her own tribute and it is not to be merged with anyone else.

      • Shelia Davenport January 16, 2018

        She is definitely deserving .you are

    • @KurtisLeeSinger January 16, 2018

      No this is Whitney’s time and only hers
      Dolly should get it for Jolene or 9-5

    • ugo January 17, 2018

      Suicide blonde or whatever your name is,why are you still amongst the living? White people always want a seat at the table,isn’t owning the table enough? You are a joke seriously.

  2. Bam January 16, 2018

    Gone six years and still hitting career milestones. Iconic.

  3. China January 16, 2018

    Mariah Carey’s Hero and Micheal Jackson’s Billie Jean is next

    • janelle January 16, 2018

      Hero is forgettable, but Billie Jean is a staple.

  4. Jamie January 16, 2018

    Well-deserved!

  5. January 16, 2018

    well, earn.

  6. JOHNVIDAL January 16, 2018

    That was a memorable moment in pop music so it´s just right. I don´t agree with sharing it with Dolly. Dolly has enough repertoire to give her an entry for one of her songs sung by her.
    If my eyes are not deceiving me Whitney´s is the most recent song on that list. Says it all.
    I suppose they are going to do this every year and the list will become endless eventually. But I´m pretty sure that when it comes to the most recent entries they will be letting in… it will be songs they rewarded with Song or Record of the Year. Some type of new validation of songs that really are passing the test of time vs some others that maybe were right for that year but they don´t seem that great anymore when they get older. I see “What´s love got to do with it” getting there in the future for example. But not one of the last few ones like Sam Smith´s “Stay with me” if u know what I mean.

  7. cora January 16, 2018

    whitney’s iwaly is the ballad of all allads

    • cora January 16, 2018

      Ballads

    • Hmmm January 16, 2018

      Couldn’t agree more. Whitney’s voice is the DIAMOND standard of what a female pop/r&b singer’s voice should be.

  8. Shelia Davenport January 16, 2018

    She is definitely deserving .

  9. The Vocal Bible January 16, 2018

    I feel like the Bodyguard Soundtrack should be at some point part of this. As for Dolly Parton’s version, yes it was beautiful and we all know that she wrote it, but it was Whitney’s version that brought to the world on a much larger and more impactful scale and so I think that is why her version is the one that is being inducted.

  10. Blanca Narvaez January 17, 2018

    They’re no one better than Whitney Houston to deserve it, she was a beautiful human being and one of the greater singer, I will always love you Whitney Houston RIP.

  11. Dennis January 17, 2018

    This is so awesome

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