Queen Latifah Becomes First Female Rapper To Have Music Inducted Into Library Of Congress

Queen Latifah has made history by becoming the first female rapper to have music inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry. Latifah’s album that was chosen to be inducted was All Hail the Queen.

This groundbreaking album was released on November 28, 1989, under Tommy Boy Records. At just 19 years old, she brought us songs like the classic Ladies First which gave the definition of women’s empowerment.

The Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, said, “The National Recording Registry preserves our history through recorded sound and reflects our nation’s diverse culture.” She continued, “The national library is proud to help ensure these recordings are preserved for generations to come, and we welcome the public’s input on what songs, speeches, podcasts, or recorded sounds we should preserve next. We received more than 1,100 public nominations this year for recordings to add to the registry.”

Madonna’s Like A Virgin and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You will also be inducted.

Congratulations to the New Jersey native, Queen Latifah!