black music

The nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 have been announced, and it seems some black music royalty has found its way onto this year’s class list.

Iconic artists Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, and Chaka Khan (and Rufus) are among the 15 artists to make the list. Other artists include Devo, John Prine, Def Leppard, Kraftwerk, Radiohead, MC5, Roxy Music, Rage Against the Machine, Stevie Nicks, Todd Rundgren, The Cure, and The Zombies.

Artists become eligible to be nominated 25 years after the release of their first recording and it has been over 50 years between the three icons. The announcement marks the fifth time LL Cool J has been nominated. In the previous year, the hip-hop legend was the only hip-hop nominee.

Surprisingly, with all her musical contributions—this nomination marks number four for Chaka Kahn. The icon has received two nominations as a solo artist and two with Rufus. However, this nomination is a first for Miss Jackson. Her brother, Michael Jackson was inducted in 2001.

There will only be five inductees chosen from the group of 15, who will be announced in December. The induction ceremony will take place on March 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

You can vote for your favorite artist now by clicking here! You can also vote in person at the Rock Hall’s museum in Cleveland, Ohio. You have until December 9th at 11:59PM EST.


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