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Janet Jackson, N.W.A., Chaka Khan Among 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees


Rock and Roll Hall of FameThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2016 nominees for induction, and they run the musical gamut from Chaka Khan and Chicago to Nine Inch Nails and N.W.A. 

The nominees for induction for the class of 2016 are:

The Cars
Chaka Khan
Cheap Trick
Deep Purple
The J.B.’s
Janet Jackson
Los Lobos
Steve Miller
Nine Inch Nails
The Smiths
The Spinners

To be eligible for nomination, the 2016 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1990.

The Hall notes that ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 800 artists, historians, and members of the music industry, but once again, fans will have their say. Starting Thursday and continuing through December 9, 2015, they can cast their votes for their favorite nominees as The five acts with the most votes will make up a virtual “fans’ ballot” that will be compiled with the others. 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 inductees will be announced in December. The official induction ceremony will be held in New York in April 2016, and broadcast later in the year on HBO.  

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