George Michael wins fan vote for 2023 Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame induction
George Michael has gained the fan vote for the 2023 Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame record of nominees.
The record of nominees for 2023 was introduced in February, with the late pop star and Wham! singer joined by Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Cyndi Lauper, Rage In opposition to The Machine and The White Stripes for potential induction this yr.
Becoming a member of them on the record of nominees are Iron Maiden, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow, Warren Zevon, A Tribe Referred to as Quest, Willie Nelson and The Spinners. In the meantime, Pleasure Division and New Order have been packaged collectively for his or her first nomination.
The annual fan vote permits followers to vote as soon as per day for his or her favorite nominee on-line or in particular person on the Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
Michael gained the vote with over one million votes, adopted in second place by Cyndi Lauper (928,113 votes), with Warren Zevon (634,130), Iron Maiden (449,682) and Soundgarden (427,040) following up.
The fan vote victory isn’t a affirmation of Michael’s induction this yr, however all however one of many 5 earlier fan vote winners have gone on to be inducted into the distinguished group. The inductees are to be introduced on Wednesday (Could 3).
#RockHall2023 Inductee Announcement – coming Wednesday, Could third. pic.twitter.com/Au9pSn830e
— Rock Corridor (@rockhall) Could 1, 2023
Most of this yr’s shortlisted artists haven’t beforehand been nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame. Rage In opposition to The Machine have been nominated probably the most tines (now on their fifth nomination), whereas Kate Bush is on her fourth. Soundgarden, Iron Maiden, A Tribe Referred to as Quest and The Spinners are all on their second nomination.
In the meantime, Missy Elliott and The White Stripes have been nominated of their first yr of eligibility. Artists develop into eligible for the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame 25 years after the discharge of their debut album.
Final yr’s inductees had been Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Judas Priest and Pat Benatar.
Followers of the late singer Aaliyah just lately campaigned for her to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame.
The corridor has been within the headlines just lately after Courtney Love known as for extra feminine acts to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame, whereas highlighting that there are additionally “few” previous inductees of Black origin.
The Gap vocalist just lately took to social media to answer an article titled ‘Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame celebrates girls who rock’, which had been shared by writer and journalist Jessica Hopper.
In her put up, the singer connected a screenshot of a textual content she had despatched Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl about his personal induction to the Rock Corridor, and the way he ought to “maintain the seats of Tina Turner and Carole King, each who’ve been eligible for over 30! years every”. Grohl has been inducted into the corridor twice: with Nirvana in 2013 and Foo Fighters in 2021.
Love then turned her consideration to this yr’s Rock Corridor nominations, saying the record – that includes the likes of Bush, Elliott and Lauper – “supplied the annual reminder of simply how extraordinary a girl have to be to make it into the ol’ boys membership”.