The Guide to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Celebrate with the Stars

Hollywood Walk of Fame at Metro Hollywood/Vine Station
Hollywood Walk of Fame at Metro Hollywood/Vine Station  |  Photo:  Yuri Hasegawa

The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,700 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.

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How to Attend a Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at

  • Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
  • Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.
Black & white portrait of Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre | Photo: Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dr. Dre (Mar. 19, 2024)

Dr. Dre will be honored with the 2,775th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:30am PT at 6840 Hollywood Blvd. Dre will receive his star in the category of Recording. Snoop Dogg and music impresario Jimmy Iovine are joining emcee Big Boy as speakers.

"Dr. Dre's contributions to the music industry are undeniable and have left an indelible mark on popular culture," said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "As a producer, rapper and entrepreneur, Dr. Dre has continuously pushed boundaries and set new standards for excellence. It is with great pride that we honor his incredible career and extraordinary impact by awarding him a star on the Walk of Fame.“ Martinez noted that Dr. Dre’s star will be next to the star of his long-time friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg.

Nine-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist, producer, founder, and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru. Shortly after, he co-founded the revolutionary group N.W.A. which became the fifth hip-hop group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2016) and were recently honored with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award (2024).

The Compton native embarked on his solo career in 1992 when he released his solo debut album The Chronic, which has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA, reached the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, and won a GRAMMY for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Let Me Ride”).

Dr. Dre launched Aftermath Entertainment in 1996, where over the years he discovered hip-hop superstars such as Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson .Paak. Jimmy Iovine and Dre established Beats Electronics in 2006 and later launched Beats Music – Apple acquired both in 2014. In 2017, HBO released a four-part documentary, The Defiant Ones, chronicling the life and relationship of Iovine and Dre through the years and how they have shaped some of the more exciting moments in pop culture. Among many other accolades, Dr. Dre won a GRAMMY and an Emmy for The Defiant Ones.

Dr. Dre during the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium
Dr. Dre during the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium | Photo: Kevin C. Cox/GI

In 2022, Dr. Dre collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar on the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at Sofi Stadium, which took home three Emmys including a win for Outstanding Variety Special - the one and only time the Super Bowl halftime show has won an Emmy in that category.

The Recording Academy and Black Music Collective created the inaugural Dr. Dre Global Impact Award in 2023 to celebrate his trailblazing achievements in music.