On Monday (June 26), the official Walk of Fame selection committee — comprised of former Walk of Fame honorees — announced the new honorees in a press conference. They selected the new honorees from among hundreds of nominations.
Shortly thereafter, they were ratified by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s board.
Ellen K, KOST radio personality and chair of the Walk of Fame selection committee, announced the new honorees at a press conference on Monday (June 26), which was live-streamed from the rooftop of The Aster in Hollywood.
“The committee did an amazing job choosing these very talented people,” she said. “We can’t wait to see each honoree’s reaction as they realize that they are becoming a part of Hollywood’s history with the unveiling of their star on the world’s most famous walkway!”
Along with Dre and Angie, Toni Braxton, Otis Redding, and Abbott Elementary actress Sheryl Lee Ralph were also among those selected.
No dates or times have been scheduled regarding the respective star ceremonies.
Originating in 1960, The Walk of Fame consists of more than 2,700 stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Los Angeles.
In a May interview with Billboard, Ana Martinez, the producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, noted that along with being a world-famous tourist attraction, the designation is a high-profile honor.
“This is the only award that can be shared with the fans,” she said. “The Oscar, the Grammy, the Tony is in somebody’s home. This one is on the sidewalk. [Fans] can sit next to it. They can pose with it. It’s an interactive award.”
Honorees are selected in six categories – motion pictures, television, live theater/live performance, radio, recording, and sports entertainment. Check out the full list of this year’s honorees here.