Kendrick Lamar, Questlove, Chuck D Invited to Oscars' Academy

Kendrick Lamar, Questlove, Chuck D Invited to Oscars' Academy
Kendrick Lamar, Questlove, Chuck D and Melissa Etheridge are among the record-setting 928 members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that oversees the Oscars.

Other new members from the music world include Prince & The Revolution's Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin, Sufjan Stevens, German pianist Hauschka, French composer Eric Serra and singer Ester Dean.

Of the 928 new members, 49 percent are women, pushing the Academy's total female membership to 31 percent. Thirty-eight percent of the new members are people of color, improving the Academy's overall percentage to 16 percent.
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