Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Chic Among 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

This is awesome…every name on this list is more than deserving of a win! Too cool.


(L-R) Chaka Khan, Tupac, Janet Jackson (Getty Images) (L-R) Chaka Khan, Tupac, Janet Jackson (photo via

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for its 2017 induction ceremony today.  This year’s nominees include Tupac Shakur, in his first year of eligibility, Chaka KhanJanet Jackson, and 11-time nominee Chic.

Ballots to select the final 2017 inductees will be sent out to more than 800 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. The public will also get an opportunity to vote at Public voting ends Dec. 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

To be considered for induction, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

In addition to Tupac, this year also marks the first year of eligibility for fellow 2017 nominees Pearl Jam, Bad Brains, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s…

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fitnessgrad
    Oct 20, 2016 @ 10:49:18

    I may be bias in my thoughts, but I don’t think Janet Jackson deserves to be in the Rock and Roll hall of fame. I wasn’t a fan of her music which is why I am bias. My opinion doesn’t matter but I still feel like she shouldn’t be a contender. lol

    • sepultura13
      Oct 20, 2016 @ 10:58:03

      Oh, trust me – I hear you loud and clear! I’m a bit biased as well, and will only say that, in the whole list of contenders, she’s at the bottom of my list…so, your opinion matters!


    • fitnessgrad
      Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:41:43

      Haha thank goodness, someone else agrees! I was afraid I might see torches. 😛
      I wouldn’t have even thought to make her a contender, honestly, but that is show biz for ya, LOL

    • fitnessgrad
      Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:42:15

      With this being said, I would almost place Britney spears ahead of her ! lmfao if that says anything haha

    • sepultura13
      Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:44:12

      ROFL – I wouldn’t even put Britney Spears on the list…same with Justin Bieber, LMAO!
      That definitely says something about different musical tastes, I’d say!

    • fitnessgrad
      Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:47:52

      Justin Bieber will be lucky to make this list, if he ever even becomes a contender, I might laugh! lmao- because then I will know our world is coming to an end 😛
      I don’t hate britney spears, but I don’t love her music either. We may differ in musical taste but we both agree Janet is at the bottom 😛 and that Justin making the list would mean music took a turn for the worse.

    • sepultura13
      Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:48:58

      You got that right!

  2. purplebutterfly964
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 14:26:54

    I am loving this!

  3. Godless Cranium
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 13:45:54

    From that list I’d go with Pearl Jam and Janet.

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