Joni Mitchell Album Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame


A collection of music by Canada’s Joni Mitchell is among the recordings being inducted this year into the Grammy Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday.

The music icon’s sophomore studio album Clouds, released in 1969, has been deemed to “exhibit qualitative or historical significance.” Featuring a cover painting of Mitchell holding Saskatchewan’s official flower, the red lily, the album includes her now classic “Both Sides, Now.”

Also being added to the Grammy Hall of Fame are Public Enemy’s 1988 album It Take a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, the Allman Brothers’ 1972 collection Eat a Peach and Peter Frampton’s 1976 release Frampton Comes Alive!.

Among the singles being inducted are Elton John’s 1972 song “Tiny Dancer,” The Police’s 1983 hit “Every Breath You Take,” the 1983 Eurthymics track “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” and Neil Diamond’s classic “Sweet Caroline.”

“We are so honoured to welcome these timeless masterpieces to our growing catalog of iconic recordings that serve as a beacon of music excellence and diverse expression that will forever impact and inspire generations of creators,” said Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, in a release.

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