Much to R&B lovers delight, a recent press release confirms that Cleveland, Ohio will be home to the first induction ceremony of the R&B Music Hall Of Fame – a newly designed museum to include “state-of-the-art, highly interactive, virtual reality experience” to honor popular music’s legendary R&B artists.
Like its ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’ counterpart, its inductees will include artists who have made considerable impact on the genre as it relates to its evolution and incorporation into mainstream music.
First up? None more fitting than the late, great icons Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston…
Via press release:
“The class of the 2013 induction includes Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, James Brown, The Temptations, Otis Redding, The O’Jays, Dick Clark, Gerald Levert, Aretha Franklin…”
The aforementioned are just a few of the 25 names unveiled as the facility’s inaugural class. And, while many of them are already inductees into the ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’, the measure still speaks to these ever-expansive impact over several genres of music.