Music icon Prince will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The honor was announced on Monday by music legend Jimmy Jam, who received his own star in 1993.

“My junior high school classmate in Minneapolis, Prince, is going on the Walk of Fame,” Jimmy Jam said in a cell phone video.


Prince is among 30 celebrities who will also be honored with their own stars on the Walk of Fame. The honories include Fantasia, Nia Long, Sherri Shepherd, Busta Rhymes, Misty Copeland, Glynn Turman, Bill Duke, and more.

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Nia Long thanked her mom for encouraging her as a youngster.

She tweeted:

“WALK OF FAME CLASS OF 2025!?! Me? MY VERY OWN STAR??!!!?? WOW!!! My mother used to tell me when I was a little girl I would have a star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME one day. I never really believed it was possible. Life was hard back then. Today a dream came true for both of us.”

In a statement, the Hollywood Walk of Fame organization implied that celebrities did not purchase their stars.

“The Walk of Fame has made history again. I am thrilled to announce the distinguished honorees who will grace the iconic Walk of Fame in the Class of 2025,” the organization said in a press release on Monday. “Each honoree truly embodies the essence of excellence in their respective fields.”