Friday, February 3, 2023

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2023 nominees

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

2023 Nominees

On February 1, 2023, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced 14 nominees for the class of 2023. The Hall of Fame was established in 1983 and inducted its first class in 1986. The site says, “to be eligible for induction as an artist (as a performer, composer, or musician)…the artist must have released a record, in the generally accepted sense of that phrase, at least 25 years prior to the year of induction and have demonstrated unquestionable musical excellence.” Among considerations are the artist’s influence on other artists, length and depth of career, body of work, and innovation and superiority in style and technique.

The nominees are sent to more than 1000 music experts who then vote on who should be inducted. Reports differ on whether only those nominees on more than 50% of the ballots are inducted or if just the top vote getters (no set number) are inducted. Inductees will be decided in May and inducted in the fall.

Check out the Dave’s Music Database podcast Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2023 Nominees. Premiere: February 3, 2023. Check out new episodes every Tuesday at 7pm CST.

Fans can vote for their top 5 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The nominees are listed below based on how they ranked in fan voting as of the morning of February 2. Click on the act’s name to see its entry in the Dave’s Music Database encyclopedia. The numbers beside the act are the odds, according to Billboard magazine, of the act being inducted.

  1. Cyndi Lauper, 8:1 odds
  2. George Michael, 2:1 odds
  3. Willie Nelson, 3:2 odds
  4. Soundgarden, 3:1 odds
  5. Iron Maiden, 10:1 odds

  6. Rage Against the Machine, 4:1 odds
  7. Warren Zevon, 5:1 odds
  8. Sheryl Crow, 1:1 odds
  9. Joy Division/New Order, 10:1 odds

  10. The Spinners, 12:1 odds
  11. Kate Bush, 3:2 odds
  12. The White Stripes, 1:1 odds
  13. Missy Elliott, 3:1 odds
  14. A Tribe Called Quest, 5:1 odds

See current results of fan voting here.

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First posted 2/3/2023.

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