Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, and Chaka Khan Among 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees


Contributed by Anaya Ray 

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees include various artists from different genres, including Janet Jackson, Rufus and Chaka Khan, and LL Cool J.

The names of the nominees were announced on Tuesday with Grammy award-winning singer Janet Jackson making the list again and Chaka Khan for the second time. Along with Jackson and Khan was rapper LL Cool J, who has been nominated for the fifth time. If chosen LL Cool J will be the seventh rapper to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame joining Tupac Shakur, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, and N.W.A.

The full list of 2019 nominees include Def Leppar, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Zombies, and Todd Rundgren.

In past years many have criticized the lack of diversity within the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, especially with genres like R&B and Hip-Hop. It’s been nearly a decade since the hall of fame has added hip-hop to the number of genres already included, with Tupac being the most recent inductee in 2017.

Along with hip-hop, R&B artists have had much recent success within the RRHOF (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). Last year, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe both received the Award for Early Influence.

As reported by New York Times, the final list of inductees will be announced in December with only five artists making the cut. The ceremony is set for March 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The show will be broadcasted on HBO and SiriusXM radio.

As far as voting goes, even though the inductees are picked by an international group of more than 1,000 members, fans can still participate. According to Billboard, fans can vote on RockHall.com and cast a ballot a day for the artist they want inducted. Voting starts October 9th and ends December 9th at 11:59 pm EST.

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