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Prince, N.W.A, Jackson 5 & More Make Grammy's Hall Of Fame

N.W.A, Prince, and the Jackson 5 more join the Grammy's class of 2017. 

The Grammy's Hall of Fame inductees were announced Monday (Nov. 28), and Prince, N.W.A, and the Jackson 5 made the cut, Billboard reports. The legendary artists join the award ceremony's class of 2017 list ahead of the show's February air date.

The hall of fame committee requires that the songs be at least 25 years old. N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton" was among the songs inducted, along with Prince's 1987 track "Sign O' The Times" and The Jackson 5's 1970 hit, "ABC." The list also included the late David Bowie's "Changes," "Lady Sings The Blues" by Billie Holiday, and songs from Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra.

All of the inductees will be honored at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards during a live broadcast from the L.A. Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017.

Here's the full list of the Grammy's Hall of Fame class of 2017:

Arlo Guthrie, "The City of New Orleans" The Beach Boys, "I Get Around"
Billie Holiday, "Lady Sings the Blues"
Blind Willie McTell, "Statesboro Blues"
Bonnie Raitt, "I Can’t Make Your Love Me"
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra, "(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin’ Jive"
David Bowie, "Changes"
Deep Purple , "Smoke on the Water"
Dion, "The Wanderer"
Elvis Presley, "Jailhouse Rock"
The Everly Brothers, "Wake Up Little Susie"
Jackson 5, "ABC"
Lalo Schifrin, "Mission Impossible"
Lesley Gore, "You Don’t Own Me"
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra, "When the Saints Go Marching In"
Merle Haggard, "Okie From Muskogee"
Mills Brothers, "You Always Hurt the One You Love"
Mississippi John Hurt, "Stack O’Lee Blues"
N.W.A., "Straight Outta Compton"
Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Prince, "Sign ‘O’ the Times"
R.E.M., "Losing My Religion"
Rod Stewart, "Maggie May"
Sly & The Family Stone , "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
Sonny & Cher, "I Got You Babe"

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