Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congratulations goes out to R&B legend, Chaka Khan; pop/dance diva, Janet Jackson; and hip-hop pioneers, N.W.A. All three have received nominations for this year Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  The big news was announced earlier today and also includes disco icons, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and soul music titans, The Spinners.

Criteria for nominees require that at least 25 years must have passed since the release of their debut recording.  Fans of these artists have until December 9 to cast their votes.  According to Billboard, the top five acts will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that go along with those of the 800 artists, historians and music industry professionals who make up the Rock Hall voting body.

The final artists chosen will be announced in December and will be inducted next April.  HBO will cover the ceremony with plans to air it later on in the year.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

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

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