Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ And Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” Set To Be Archived In The Library Of Congress
Dr. Dre’s classic 1992 hip-hop album, The Chronic, is, without a doubt, one of the top 10 hip hop albums of all time.
The 3-times certified platinum album is prepared to make another milestone, along with the late, great Whitney Houston’s 4-times platinum single, “I Will Always Love You.”
Deemed worthy of preservation because of their cultural and historical importance to the nation’s recorded sound by the National Recording Registry, both, The Chronic and “I Will Always Love You,” will be archived in the Library of Congress.
Congress Librarian Carla Hayden said in a press release, “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.”
Out of the 800 culturally and historically nominations, the Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.,” Tina Turner’s 1984 album Private Dancer, and Selena’s 1990 album Ven Conmigo were also archived in the Library of Congress.