Earlier this year, fans of Janet Jackson created a video called #InductJanet in support of getting her inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Now, the social media movement has the chance to pick up steam because Jackson has been selected as a nominee (again) for the 2017 induction ceremony.
Ckaka Khan, Tupac, and the disco/funk collective Chic are also among the nominees. Chic has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame eleven times, and this is Tupac’s first year of eligibility.
Induction qualification rules state that an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. See the full list of nominees below:
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 inductees will be announced sometime in December. The induction ceremony will be held at the Barclay’s Center in New York City in April 2017.
The public will also get an opportunity to vote at rockhall.com. Public voting ends Dec. 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET.