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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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Louisiana Mayor Apologizes To Sam Cooke 56 Years After His Death

More than 50 years after Sam Cooke's death, a Louisiana mayor has issued an apology to the beloved singer after experiencing poor treatment at a Holiday Inn.

According to a CNN affiliate KSLA, In 1963, Cooke and his band made reservations at a Shreveport Holiday Inn, north of downtown. However, the entertainer was turned away because he's black.

During the city's annual "Let The Good Times Rool" festival, Mayor Adrian Perkins apologized to Cooke's daughter and presented her with a key to the city.

"We need to come to terms with our past so we can move forward in a positive way, so this is the beginning. Specifically, with this, it's a beginning of a new relationship with the Cooke family," Perkins said.

Cooke and the band members were in town to perform, but were arrested later that day after leaving the hotel lobby for "blowing their car horn loudly and interrupting other guests." They were held for five hours and released on a $102 bond, according to the 1963 Shreveport Journal.

David Washington, a close friend of the late singer, said the honking was due to a car malfunction and not a petty act of revenge from being denied the right to say. The incident at the Holiday Inn helped is believed to have spawned his most famous song, "A Change Is Gonna Come."

The following year in December 1964, Sam Cooke was shot and killed in a Los Angeles hotel. He was 33.

 

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Day N Vegas Fest: Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Travis Scott To Headline

A new music festival is coming to town, and it's looking like one of the most lit lineups in recent memory.

November is the month for the inaugural Day N' Vegas Festival, which is reportedly going to be held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds near Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Travis Scott are expected to headline the event, which takes place from Nov. 1-3.

Other performers at the event include Juice Wrld, Lil Uzi Vert, Megan Thee Stallion, Migos, 21 Savage, Tyler, The Creator, Schoolboy Q and many, many more.

The reaction from the Internet ranged from sheer excitement to inquiries about the validity of the lineup, due to the heat emitting from the flyer. Per Las Vegas' KTNV, the festival is indeed real, and  "Tickets for the festival are set to go on sale June 28 at 12 p.m. and start at $299 for early-bird general passes."

Check out the lineup below.

✨ Day N Vegas Nov 1-3 in Las Vegas 🎰 Tickets on sale Fri 6/28 at 12pm PT ♣️ Only $10 down for a 3 day ticket ♦ https://t.co/FkfhrOFFxi pic.twitter.com/Jxe28EIpQG

— Day N Vegas (@DayNVegas2019) June 24, 2019

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Lil Nas X's '7' EP Reportedly Projected To Top Billboard Chart

Not only does Lil Nas X have the biggest song in the country for the 12th straight week, but there’s a chance that his debut EP will also nab the top spot on Billboard’s 200 Albums Chart.

Per Hits Daily Double, the 20-year-old’s recently-released EP 7 is projected to top the coveted albums chart. According to the site, the EP is projected to move 70,000 units, with 4,000 to 7,000 of those units being from pure album sales.

Besides “Old Town Road,’ Lil Nas X’s other songs on the album are making waves. His new song “Panini” reportedly topped Spotify’s songs chart this past weekend, while his song “Rodeo” featuring Cardi B has also received praise.

Lil Nas X performed “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus at the 2019 BET Awards, check out his performance below.

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