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Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie among the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Dolly Parton performs at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in October 2021.
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Dolly Parton performs at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in October 2021.

Updated February 2, 2022 at 2:43 PM ET

Wednesday morning brought the announcement of the 2022 nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Among the first-timers in this year's class of potential inductees are Eminem (who is also scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show later this month), larger-than-life country star Dolly Parton, pioneering hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest and alternative rocker Beck, who tweeted an enthusiastic thanks.

To be eligible, artists or bands have to have released their first commercial recording by 1996. Fans will be able to vote for their favorites online, and those votes will be tallied with other ballots submitted by more than a thousand artists, historians and music industry members around the world.

John Sykes, who heads the foundation that runs the Rock Hall, said in a press release, "This year's ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture."

The nominees will have to wait until May to find out who made the cut, and the induction ceremony is scheduled for later this year. The names of the winners will be enshrined at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.


The Complete List of 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

(Asterisks indicate artists receiving their first nomination.)

  • Beck*
  • Pat Benatar
  • Kate Bush
  • DEVO
  • Duran Duran*
  • Eminem*
  • Eurythmics
  • Judas Priest
  • Fela Kuti
  • MC5
  • New York Dolls
  • Dolly Parton*
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Lionel Richie*
  • Carly Simon*
  • A Tribe Called Quest*
  • Dionne Warwick
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    As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics. Over the years, she has also covered everything from street gangs to Hollywood, police and prisons, marijuana, immigration, race relations, natural disasters, Latino arts and urban street culture (including hip hop dance, music, and art). Every year, she covers the Oscars and the Grammy awards for NPR, as well as the Sundance Film Festival and other events. Her news reports, feature stories and photos, filed from Los Angeles and abroad, can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Alt.latino, and npr.org.