The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its Class of 2023. The Rock Hall tweeted the list nominees along with the caption: “Congratulations to the #RockHall2023 Nominees. The Official Fan Vote is now open: http://rockfa.me/FANVOTE23”
Missy Elliott, A Tribe Called Quest, George Michael, Iron Maiden, Rage Against the Machine, The White Stripes and Soundgarden lead the list of 14 nominees, with those selected for induction to be announced in May. Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, The Spinners, and Warren Zevon are also nominated for induction this year. Crow, Elliott, Joy Division/New Order, Lauper, Michael, Nelson, The White Stripes and Zevon are first-time nominees.
Elliott is a first-time nominee in her first year of eligibility. Criteria states that 25 years must have passed since an artist’s first commercial recording, which was Elliott’s debut album Supa Dupa Fly in July 1997. Reacting to the news, Elliott wrote on Instagram: “I have cried my eyes out. I am so HUMBLY GRATEFUL for this nomination with also 14 other Amazing artist so grateful[.] To All of you & my fans who been through this journey with me I Thank You also 4 helping me get here[.] YOU ROCK.”’
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation chairman John Sykes said in a press release: “This remarkable list of nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates. These artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.” Five artists will be selected by fan vote to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. Fans can vote for their favorite artists online or at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland through April 28. This year’s inductees will be announced in May, with the induction ceremony to take place in the fall.
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