The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has detailed the nominees for induction in 2022. Topping the list of 17 artists are Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, and more. The acts that receive the most votes will then be inducted into the Rock Hall this fall.
The 2022 nominees also include Beck, Pat Benatar, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest, Kate Bush, Devo, Judas Priest, Eurythmics, Fela Kuti, MC5, New York Dolls, Rage Against The Machine, and Dionne Warwick.
“This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture,” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes said in a statement. “Their music not only moved generations, but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
To be eligible for induction in 2022, all artists must have released their first single or album in 1996 or earlier. This marked Eminem’s first year of eligibility, with the Detroit rapper having released his debut LP, Infinite, in 1996. Beck, Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest are all appearing on the ballot for the first time.
This is the sixth nomination for MC5, the fourth nomination for Rage Against The Machine, the third for Kate Bush, Devo, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, and the New York Dolls, and the second nomination for Pat Benatar, Fela Kuti, and Dionne Warwick, per Rolling Stone.
A body of over 1,000 musicians, journalists, and other industry professionals will decide with their votes who will make it into the Hall. Fans can also make their voices heard by voting online. These will all be tabulated into a single “fan ballot” and counted alongside the others.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame did not state where this year’s ceremony will take place. In 2021, the induction ceremony was held at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30th. Last year’s inductees included Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren, Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, Gil Scott-Herron, LL Cool J, Billy Preston, Randy Rhodes, and Clarence Avant who took home the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers.