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Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic,' Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' Archived in Library of Congress

This week, the National Recording Registry announced that Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” will be archived in the Library of Congress. According to Rolling Stone , the Compton music mogul ‘s debut album is one of 25 recordings deemed “worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.” “The National Recording Registry is the evolving playlist of the American soundscape. It reflects moments in history captured through the voices and sounds of the time,” Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, said in a statement . Other records include Whitney Houston’s Grammy Award-winning single, “I Will Always Love You,” Selena’s 1990 LP “Ven Conmigo,” Tina Turner’s 1984 album “Private Dancer,” and Village People’s disco hit, “Y.M.C.A.” Songs from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” have also been inducted. “We received over 800 nominations this year for culturally, historically or aesthetically significant recordings to add to the...

Niki McGloster

Mar 26, 2020