The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced

Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Cyndi Lauper, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow and the late George Michael have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the AP reported.

The list of nominations includes country, soul, hip-hop, metal, pop, rap-rock and grunge, adds BTA.

The Cleveland-based institution announced 14 names of individual artists and groups. Among the nominees are also “Rage Against the Machine”, “Spinners”, “A Tribe Called Quest”, “White Stripes”, Warren Zeven, “Joy Division”.

Only artists who made their first commercial recording at least 25 years before the nomination are eligible.

This is a remarkable list of nominated artists from various musical styles. These artists have created their own sound that has left an imprint on entire generations and influenced other musicians to follow in their footsteps, said John Sykes, who heads the institution.

Eight of the nominees are being nominated for the first time. These are Crowe, Elliott, Joy Division, Loper, Michael, Nelson, White Stripes and Zeven.

“A Tribe Called Quest” and Kate Bush were also nominated last year. Now they are back in the race. Kate Bush’s increased popularity is probably due to her song “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)”, which is part of the soundtrack of the TV series “Stranger Things”.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in May. The official ceremony will take place in the autumn. More than 1,000 artists, historians and professional musicians will vote for the nominees. Fans can vote in person or online.

Last year, the voting process was complicated by Dolly Parton, who thanked the nomination but withdrew, saying she “didn’t deserve that right”.

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