The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for the class of 2017 and Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Chaka Khan are among the possible inductees. The full list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Pearl Jam, Jane’s Addiction, Bad Brains, The MC5, Journey, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Janet Jackson, the Cars, the Zombies, Chaka Khan, Chic, J. Geils Band, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Kraftwerk and Steppenwolf.
Tupac and Pearl Jam are nominated during their first year of eligibility.
For the fifth consecutive year, the public will be given the opportunity to vote for who gets inducted to the Rock Hall. The public vote will be combined with votes from artists, historians and music industry insiders. After the public poll closes on December 6th, the five nominees with the highest number of fan ballads will each receive one extra vote going toward their overall total.
To vote go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s website.
The Rock Hall induction ceremony will be held April 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Here’s the full list of nominees:
Electric Light Orchestra
J. Geils Band