The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced 17 artists have been nominated for its 2022 induction class. The 2022 inductees will be announced in May with an induction ceremony scheduled to take place in Cleveland this Fall.
The nominations are typically announced in October with inductees announced early the following calendar year. Last year the nominations and inductions were moved to January due the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hall is keeping to last year’s schedule.
In order to be considered eligible, artists or bands must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago. The following is the list of artists nominated for 2022. In parentheses are listed the total times historically the artist has been nominated.
- Beck (1)
- Pat Benatar (2)
- Kate Bush (3)
- DEVO (3)
- Duran Duran (1)
- Eminem (1)
- Eurythmics (2)
- Judas Priest (3)
- Fela Kuti (2)
- MC5 (6)
- New York Dolls (3)
- Dolly Parton (1)
- Rage Against the Machine (4)
- Lionel Richie (1)
- Carly Simon (1)
- A Tribe Called Quest (1)
- Dionne Warwick (2)
Eminen was nominated in his first year of eligibility. Other artists who received first time nominations (but previously were eligible) include: Beck, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon and A Tribe Called Quest.
As for MC5, it’s the sixth time the band has been nominated for induction.
In terms of the process, nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. Factors that are to be considered include 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.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is once again the opportunity to participate in the Induction selection process with the 2022 Induction Fan Vote sponsored by Ohio. Find It Here. Today through April 29, fans can vote every day at vote.rockhall.com, or at the museum in Cleveland. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2022 Inductees.
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