Over the years, legendary music artists have gotten inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at an annual induction ceremony. Each edition of the event serves to recognize their work in the music industry and honor the impact they have made in the lives of music lovers.
This year is no different as the showrunners have started the usual process to add fresh inductees to their prestigious list. Following many speculations on who would be nominated, fans can now confirm which of their beloved stars might etch their place in the acclaimed hall of fame.
Read below for more details.
Who Earned A Spot On The Nomination List?
The showrunners recently announced the nominees for the 2022 Hall of Fame induction. Unsurprisingly, the list had a mixture of old faces and newbies, of which seven out of the 17 nominees earned their spot for the first time.
The list includes legendary pop singer Dolly Parton, rap artiste Eminem, soul singer Lionel Riche, and Carly Simon. It also featured Pat Benatar, Dionne Warwick, Duran Duran, Judas Priest, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Kate Bush, DEVO, Eurythmics, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, and A Tribe Called Quest all made the for 2022.
Of the nominees, Parton, Beck, Duran Duran, Richie, Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, and Eminem all earned their spot for the first time. While Warwick, Bush, DEVO, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, and the demised afro star Kuti all got nominated for induction last year.
The Nomination List Comprises Of Diverse Artistes
According to John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, this year’s nomination list seeks to recognize a diverse group of legendary singers whose sound has influenced generations of artists and enthralled fans from around the world.
He revealed that each of the nominated artists has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and was worthy of their spot on the list. Ultimately, the list will get streamed down to a smaller array of artists in the months to come.
When the D-day arrives, fans can expect a virtual event or a physical show, as dictated by the showrunners.
How Inductees Are Chosen For Ceremony
A major criterion is required for an artist or band to make the nomination list. The individual or group should have dropped their first commercial song at least 25 years before the year of nomination.
“Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry,” Rock Hall officials disclosed.
“Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.”
Although the quartet of Parton, Beck, Eminem, and Duran Duran seems to be the front runners to gain entry into the hallowed hall of fame, fans still have the power to influence the number of nominees that will make the final list.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently opened the fan section of their vote, which will allow fans around the globe to cast a daily ballot online or at the museum located in Cleveland.
Ultimately, the five artists who garner the most votes will comprise a “fan ballot” that will then be added to other ballots when the final inductees get selected at the ceremony.
Fans can continue to vote for their favorite until April 29.