The nominees were announced earlier this week, many of the nominees receiving the honor for the first time, including A Tribe Called Quest and Lionel Richie, WBLS reports. Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording. This is the second time Dionne Warwick has been nominated.
A committee of more than 1,000 artists, music historians and industry professionals vote on the nominees, judging an artist’s influence on other musicians, their body of work and the “length and depth of career.” Fans can also cast their votes once a day from now until April 29th at www.rockhall.com.
ATCQ member Jarobi White took to social media to share his excitement about the nomination, encourage fans to vote for them, and pay tribute to their late group member, Phife Dawg.
The five artists to receive the most votes will be inducted into the class of 2022 this May. Previous inductees include Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Biggie, Jay Z, LL Cool J, and Tina Turner, who made history as the second woman to be inducted into the HOF twice.