15 Black Musicians You May Not Have Known Had Their Works Preserved in The Library of Congress


Michael Jackson

“Thriller” is the best-selling album of all time. The masterpiece was released in 1982 and was inducted into the National Recording Registry in 2007. This was just the sixth studio album by Jackson. The album includes “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and “P.Y.T.”


Tupac Shakur

“Dear Mama” was a single from the rapper’s third album “Me Against the World” released in 1995 and inducted in 2009. The album also features hits like “Temptations” and “So Many Tears.”


Stevie Wonder
Wonder’s 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life” was inducted in 2005. The album includes hits like “I Wish” and “As.” This was the most successful album of his career.

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