Mary J. Blige
Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe also inducted in an evening of long speeches and unforgettable reunions
Blige honors Simone for singing songs "about injustice, struggle, and black life [that] resonate to this day"
Singer earned Best Original Song, Best Supporting Actress nods for contributions to Dee Rees' 'Mudbound'
Common, Gael García Bernal also scheduled for 90th Academy Awards
'Coco' and 'The Greatest Showman' also received nominations
Sharon Jones, Khalid, SZA, Miguel and more
Dee Rees's story of one black and one white family struggling in WW II-era South couldn't be more timely
Singer co-directed 'George Michael: Freedom,' set to air later this month
Ecstatic (Xscape), messy (New Edition) reunions, Leslie Jones, technical snafus, crowd-rousing stints defined night of highs, lows
R&B singer announced headlining dates behind recently issued 13th LP
'Damn.' crosses platinum mark as rapper stays at Number One for third straight week
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul brought potent 'Strength of a Woman' cut to 'Fallon'
Also: Colin Stetson, Sylvan Esso and Trombone Shorty
Single appears on forthcoming 'Strength of a Woman' LP
14-song set also features Quavo, DJ Khaled and Kaytranada