Last updated on November 6th, 2018 at 10:30 am
It’s not too late for you to have your say in who’s next for Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Voting is what makes things happen. This year’s ballot includes Janet Jackson, LL Cool J, and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, along with a dozen others.
The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees. Fans will need to login with a Facebook account or email to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day, and began October 9 and will be continuing through 11:59 p.m. EST on December 9, 2018. Fans can visit rockhall.com to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The 15 nominees for induction in the category of Performers into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 are Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks, The Cure, The Zombies, and Todd Rundgren.
To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Inductees will be announced in December 2018. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on March 29, 2019. Ticket on-sale information will be announced in January.
Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration. Fans can cast their vote in person at the Museum in Cleveland. HBO will also once again broadcast the ceremony in 2019 and SiriusXM will also carry a radio simulcast, on Channel 310.
Of the 15, six out of 15 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time: Def Leppard, Devo, John Prine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, and Todd Rundgren. Five are repeating from 2018: LL Cool J, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, and The Zombies.
Janet Jackson has been previously nominated in 2016 and 2017; LL Cool J has been previously nominated in 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2018; and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (members: Dennis Belfield, Al Ciner, Andre Fisher, Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Ron Stockert, Bobby Watson, Willie Weeks, and David Wolinski) has been previously nominated in 2012 and 2018.
Check out complete Nominee bios on the Rock Hall website to learn more about each artist represented on this year’s ballot and cast your own vote in the Fan’s Vote.