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Beyoncé’s Single Ladies leotard to enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Freya Drohan

Published 21/07/2014 | 13:09

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The infamous black bodysuit is set to enter the “Legends of Rock” exhibit.

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ome of Beyoncé’s most memorable garments will enter the “Legends of Rock” fashion exhibit in Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including her Givenchy dress for the 2012 Met Gala.

Beyoncé will be the first artist to have an exhibit in the museum without actually being a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

She technically won't be eligible for membership until 2022 for Destiny's Child and not until 2027 for her work as a solo artist.

The 32-year-old superstar will be in good company, as fashions from Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and Bruce Springsteen are currently on display as part of the permanent exhibit.

Rock Hall curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger explained why Beyonce was going to be honoured:

"When we looked at the depth of the amount of stuff that she was willing to send, we just thought, 'The only way we can really showcase these items is to put them in the Legends of Rock area in the museum,' which really is the spot that we have to pay tribute to legends of rock, which Beyonce has proven herself to be," she said.

Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, the general manager of Beyonce's production house, Parkwood Entertainment, said the singer was delighted to be featured in the museum.

"For an artist to be able to have a presence where all of her idols and mentors live, it is a big deal," Callahan-Longo said.

"It's very meaningful to an artist when you feel like you've accomplished certain levels and to be asked to be part of this before she's eligible, I think that's really special.

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(From left) Outfits from Beyoncé's 2013 Super Bowl performance, 2011’s ‘Sweet Dreams’ music video, 2003’s ‘Single Ladies’ music video and 2003’s ‘Dangerously in Love’ music video are also featured in the exhibit.

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(From left) Outfits from Beyoncé's 2003’s ‘Dangerously in Love,’ music video, 2012 Met Gala dress and 2011’s ‘Run the World (Girls)’ music video are shown in a new exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

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