Queen Latifah Inducted Into New Jersey Hall of Fame [Picts]
Queen Latifah, Gov. Brendan Byrne Announced As New Jersey Hall Of Fame Inductees
Jersey hails Queen Latifah with an induction into the state's Hall of Fame.
Dana Owens, better known as Queen Latifah started out in Newark, New Jersey releasing her debut album in 1989 on Tommy Boy Records. Her words were powerful, her image was royal and after taking home a Grammy award in 1995, her acting career took off.
The Queen has been awarded a Golden Globe, multiple Image Awards, SAG awards and has received nominations for an Emmy and an Oscar making her hometown very proud.
New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie announced the list of 13 inductees Thursday afternoon in Trenton. Some other names include legendary actors, John Travolta and Bruce Willis, lifestyle authority, Martha Stewart and former Garden State Governor, Brendan Byrne.
Christie said Thursday that he and his administration need to "refocus the people of New Jersey not only on our problems, which we need to fix, but also about the greatness that's within this state, and to make us once again feel good about who we are and to make New Jersey again a national symbol of good things."
All they're missing now is Naughty By Nature.
The red-carpet induction ceremony will be in June at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.