Eminem will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, the Rock Hall announced this morning. The Detroit native will be inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the upcoming ceremony in November.
Although Eminem has been a staple in hip-hop many would argue that several other rap artists should have been inducted before him and never have been considered on the ballot including Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Nas and The Roots, amongst others.
Eminem will be inducted alongside Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Judas Priest, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Elizabeth Cotten, Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, and Sylvia Robinson.
“This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of Rock & Roll,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed.”
Earlier this week, Eminem came in second place with approximately 684,000 votes from fans. The top three contenders were Duran Duran in first place with 934,000 votes and Pat Benatar in third place with 634,000 votes.
Last year, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, the Foo Fighters, and Tina Turner, among others, were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame.
The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on November 5, 2022, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The Induction Ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.