The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has released its highly anticipated list of nominees for 2022 induction.
Making the cut this year in the coveted list announced Wednesday by the Cleveland-based institution are 17 incredibly talented artists including Nigerian musical icon, Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, history-making Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick who in 1968, became the first African American solo female artist to receive a Grammy. Also nominated are multi-award-winning Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, Eminem, Duran Duran, and A Tribe Called Quest. Other nominees are Beck, Kate Bush, DEVO, Eurythmics, MC5, and the New York Dolls and Carly Simon.
Lionel Richie, A Tribe Called Quest, and Eminem’s first year being added to the ballot. This is also Eminem’s first year being eligible for a nomination.
This year’s class will be announced in May, with an induction ceremony planned for later this year.
John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said, “This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture. Their music not only moved generations but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
To earn a spot on the coveted list, an artist’s first commercial recording must have been released at least 25 years before they’re eligible for induction.
Full list of 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees:
New York Dolls
Rage Against the Machine
A Tribe Called Quest