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Eminem, Rage Against The Machine & Dolly Parton Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

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Eminem, Rage Against The Machine & Dolly Parton Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

The artists who are in the running for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for 2022 have been revealed.

Potential inductees this year include Rage Against The Machine, Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton and Dionne Warwick.

Eminem is also on the list, making the cut in his first year of eligibility.

To be eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022, an artist's first single or album had to be released in 1996 or earlier.

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Eminem's debut LP Infinite came out on November 12, 1996.

The LP failed to cut through, with some reports suggesting it only sold a couple of hundred copies.

DJ Booth explained, however, that the 'failure' of Infinite inspired Eminem to create his 'Slim Shady' alter ego, which led to his career taking off in the late '90s.

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1999's Slim Shady LP sold 283,000 copies in its first week of release, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, behind TLC's FanMail.

While loads of people would love to see Em enshrined in the prestigious group, Rolling Stone's Kieth Murphy has a problem with it.

The writer says while Slim Shady 'has a strong case for the Hall', he questioned 'whether he should be voted in ahead of all the other deserving hip-hop pioneers who just so happen to be Black'.

He added that Eminem being white has 'helped him reach certain platforms his peers could never imagine' in a 'majority-Black genre'

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We'll get to see who actually gets to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in May.

Fans can vote for their top five artists here, with votes also coming in from the music industry.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation chairman, John Skyes, said this year's ballot recognises a diverse group of artists who have had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture.

"Their music not only moved generations, but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed," he added.

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Last year, Billy Preston, Carole King, Charley Patton, Clarence Avant, Foo Fighters, Gil Scott-Heron, Jay-Z, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Randy Rhoads, The Go-Go's, Tina Turner and Todd Rundgren formed the Class of 2021 and were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Entertainment, Music, Eminem

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