Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston will be two of the first icons to be inducted in the new R&B Hall of Fame Museum. Plans for the museum were announced earlier this week as a place where artists who have made significant contributions to R&B will be honored.As announced on the R&B Hall of Fame’s website on Thursday (October 18), 23 other performers will be inducted as well, including, James Brown, Otis Redding, Gerald Levert, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin.
Reverend Al Sharpton will also be honored with the Ron Banks Humanitarian Award for his support of soul and R&B artists, including his mentor James Brown.
An induction ceremony is scheduled to take place on May 5, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio, while construction on the museum is expected to begin next summer (once organizers determine which city to place it in).R&B is the latest genre to land its own Hall of Fame, a similar museum for American Pop is also in the works.
[Source: Digital Spy]