15-Time Grammy Award Winner
Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film producer, and actor. Throughout his career, he has had 10 number-one albums on the Billboard 200, with over 220 million records sold globally.
Inductee, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Doors were a band, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They were among the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Dobie Gray was a singer and songwriter, whose musical career spanned soul, country, pop, and musical theater. His hit songs included "The 'In' Crowd" in 1965 and "Drift Away", which was one of the biggest hits of 1973, sold over one million copies.
Josephine Baker was an American born French entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent. She was the first African-American to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film "Siren of the Tropics", directed by Mario Nalpas and Henri Étiévant.
First Lady of Civil Rights
Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
1st Published African-American Poet
Phillis Wheatley was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston.