Eminem has been nominated for the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
The Detroit rapper is joined in the 2022 nominees class by fellow first-time nominees A Tribe Called Quest, Beck, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton, and Carly Simon.
Also up for potential induction this year are Rage Against the Machine, Dionne Warwick, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, DEVO, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, MC5, and the New York Dolls.
This year’s class will be announced in May, with an induction ceremony planned for later this year.
“This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture,” said John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement released Wednesday (February 2). “Their music not only moved generations, but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
An artist is only eligible for nomination 25 years after the release of their “first commercial recording.” Eminem released his first full-length project Infinite in 1996, while A Tribe Called Quest dropped their debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm in 1990.
The voting process for the selection of the 2022 inductees will now begin, including input from over 1,000 artists, journalists and music industry professionals. Fans can also cast their votes by clicking here.
If inducted, Eminem and A Tribe Called Quest will join a growing list of Hip Hop ambassadors in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame including Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, N.W.A, Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.