Who do you want to see inducted?
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has revealed its shortlist of nominees for 2019 on Tuesday. A total of fourteen artists and bands have been nominated.
The list includes first time nominees like Def Leppard and Roxy Music as well as returning nominees including Janet Jackson, Radiohead, and Rage Against the Machine. The rapper LL Cool J was nominated for the fifth time and if chosen he will be the seventh hip-hip artist inducted.
Artists become eligible for nomination 25 years after the release of their first recording. An international voting body composed of artists, historians, and music industry personas considers “an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique.” According to the Rock & Hall Fame website, “the top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a ‘fans’ ballot’ that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductee.”
The Full List of Nominees:
LL Cool J
Rage Against the Machine
Rufus & Chaka Kahn