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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Air Power’, owned by the late David Bowie, is removed from a plinth after selling for £6,200,000 at the ‘Bowie/Collector’ auction in London November 10, 2016. — Reuters picJean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Air Power’, owned by the late David Bowie, is removed from a plinth after selling for £6,200,000 at the ‘Bowie/Collector’ auction in London November 10, 2016. — Reuters picLONDON, Nov 29 — David Bowie, Prince, Nirvana and N.W.A. are some of the musicians to be added into the Grammy Hall Of Fame this year, announced The Recording Academy yesterday.

The 25 new additions for this year include tracks such as David Bowie’s Changes, Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock, Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, Billie Holiday’s Lady Sings The Blues, Prince’s Sign ‘O’ The Times, and the Beach Boys’ I Get Around, an eclectic mix which represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned, said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy in a statement.

Recordings are considered for inclusion by a committee of professionals and must exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Final approval is given by The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees.

Now in its 44th year, The Hall Of Fame currently holds a total of 1,038 recordings.

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. — AFP/Relaxnews

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