Cleveland was solidified as the home of rock and roll with the opening of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 1995. From its establishment, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has inducted 365 of the most iconic names in music into their museum. This year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is encouraging music fans to vote on their favorites to help decide who will be inducted this year. And the nominees are…
- Kate Bush
You may know her from her song, “Running Up That Hill,” which was featured in many major name TV shows and movies this year, including “Stranger Things.”
- Sheryl Crow
Younger generations would recognize Sheryl Crow for singing in the Cars soundtrack, but she also is featured on popular tv shows like, “One Tree Hill,” and has 9 Grammy awards.
- Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott is a trailblazer in the music industry, with hits like, “Work It,” and “Get Ur Freak On.” Having performed on stages as large as the Super Bowl, she has written herself a story in music history.
- Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden is one of the most popular metal bands of all time. Iron Maiden has proven their impact by having one of the largest amounts of commercial record sales and winning several acclaimed awards, including a Grammy.
- Joy Division/New Order
With dark and melancholic lyrics, Joy Division and the successor of that band, New Order, solidified their place in punk history.
- Cyndi Lauper
Known for her hit song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” which you’re probably humming in your head right now, Cyndi Lauper is a pop icon. She has had her songs featured in classic movies we love today like “Footloose” and “Clueless” which led to her popularity.
- George Michael
George Michael, who famously sang “Careless Whisperer,” was an 80’s pop star who is one of the best selling musicians of all time.
- Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson, one of the most popular country artists of all time, has collected 15 Grammy awards. He has had a whole career of memorable albums, songs, and performances.
- Rage Against The Machine
Known for their anti-political songs like, “Killing in the Name,” that made a stand against political injustices and inequalities, Rage Against The Machine is one of the most popular rock bands of all time.
Soundgarden was a part of pioneering the grunge movement in the 90’s. Creating their most famous song, “Black Hole Sun,” and winning 2 Grammy awards, the band definitely influenced rock music.
- The Spinners
With 18 Platinum and Gold albums, and many chart-topping hits, The Spinners were a huge R&B band in the 50’s and their music will live on forever.
- A Tribe Called Quest
Influencing big names in music today like André 3000 and Pharell, A Tribe Called Quest confronted personal and social issues in their music and solidified themselves in the history of hip-hop forever.
- The White Stripes
Known for their biggest hit, and the most widely known sports song ever, “Seven Nation Army,” everyone can agree this duo surely started a movement in several different genres.
- Warren Zevon
Grammy award winning Warren Zevon was a widely known rock singer who was gifted in songwriting and classical piano.
All of these artists have told incredible stories, and have inspired future generations of musicians forever. At the end of the vote, 5 of the top voted artists will be added in as the fan tally, and music experts from all over the world will decide and announce who will be inducted this year. To vote for your favorite artists on this list, click this link.
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