Prince to be added to R&B Hall of Fame

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In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

DETROIT — Prince will be added to the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame, the organization announced Friday.

He will be inducted in August as part of the 2016 class. Other 2016 inductees include Smokey Robinson, Donnie Warwick, Bobby Brown, Cathy Hughes, Jimi Hendrix, Boosty Collins, Sam & Dave and The Supremes.

“Prince was a bigger then life for almost 40 years!” founder and CEO LaMont Robinson said in a statement. “Despite the many talented peers he had, it was His Royal Musical Mind which is what made the world pay attention to his music. Prince was a genius in every sense of the word that could play 29 instruments. He is in a class all by himself.”

A museum is being built for the Hall of Fame, and Prince will be the main exhibit, the organization said.