Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow Among 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliot and George Michael are among 14 nominees to be considered for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the foundation announced on Wednesday.
Those up for induction include Sheryl Crow, George Michael, The White Stripes, Missy Elliott, Cyndi Lauper, Iron Maiden, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine, A Tribe Called Quest, Warren Zevon, Soundgarden, The Spinners, Kate Bush and Joy Division/New Order.
“This remarkable list of nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates,” John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement released Wednesday. “These artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”
According to the foundation, to be eligible for a nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years ago – or, for this year’s nominees, in 1998.
Elliott and The White Stripes were both nominated in their first year of eligibility.
Other first-time nominees include Crow, Lauper, Michael, Nelson, Zevon and Joy Division/New Order.
Ballots will be sent to voting members of the foundation. In addition, through April 29, fans can vote each day at vote.rockhall.com. The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2022 Inductees.
The foundation will announce the date for the induction ceremony after the ballots are tallied.
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