Late disco legend Donna Summer will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Summer’s family broke the news and are “overjoyed” to have her work recognized in this manner.
“We are overjoyed the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has recognized Donna’s tremendous musical achievements. Its an honor we know she quietly hoped for and would very much cherish. We are deeply grateful,” they said in a statement Tuesday. “The family cannot fully express the gratitude they feel for the outpouring of love received over the past few months in support of Donna’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. From fellow recording artists and industry executives to friends and fans from around the world, it will not be forgotten.”
A full list of honorees will be revealed later today.
Summer will also be honored during VH1 Divas, a special dedicated to dance music. Donna Summer and Whitney Houston are due to receive special tributes from guest performers like Kelly Rowland.
“VH1 Divas” airs Sunday, Dec. 16 on VH1.