The combination of new tracks and new takes on the show's famous songs emphasizes the musical's diverse influences, like rap and hip-hop – seemingly unusual inspirations on Broadway.
Bowie's song 'Changes' and Prince's album 'Sign "O" the Times' are among the inductees, as are 'Straight Outta Compton' by N.W.A. and R.E.M.'s 'Losing My Religion.'
The group of acts will embark on a tour in 2017. Music groups that had hits in the 1990s and 2000s, such as 98 Degrees and O-Town, have all hit the road recently.
Vee released such hit songs as 'Take Good Care of My Baby.' The singer was a part of future singers' careers as well, with Bob Dylan once becoming part of his backup band and the Beatles selecting one of Vee's songs for an audition.
Solange Knowles and her sister, Beyonce, are now reportedly the only two sisters to both have achieved a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Knowles's 'Seat' has been receiving extremely positive reviews.
Over the past half-century, Mr. Loudermilk's songs have been recorded by a wide range of musicians, from George Hamilton IV to David Lee Roth.