The nominees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in and several YBF musical legends have gotten nods. See which “legends” made the cut inside…
We are proud to reveal the nominees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as several of the artists are YBF icons. Yasss! In terms of eligibility, artists must have 25 years in the game and have made culturally and critically significant contributions to the field of music.
From now until December 9th, fans can vote right here for the nominees they’d like to see inducted.
As Rolling Stone first reported, nominees for the next class include Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Deep Purple, Janet Jackson, Chic, Steve Miller, Chicago, Chaka Khan, the Spinners, Cheap Trick, the Cars, the J.B.’s (James Brown’s band), Los Lobos and Yes.
Janet Jackson (above) has sold over 160 million records, is one of the best-selling artists in history, and still holds the record for the most consecutive Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist with 18.
Dubbed the Queen of Funk, Chaka has won 10 Grammy Awards, including best R&B vocal performance for standard I Feel for You and is known to have one of the most versatile voice in contemporary music.
And for the extra youngins…
Thanks to classics like “Le Freak” and “Good Times”, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards helped define the disco era and take dance music from underground NYC clubs to mainstream America.
The Detroit-bred R&B group helped usher in what would go on to be named “the smooth-funk sound of Philadelphia soul.” Their hits include “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”, “I’ll Be Around” and “Mighty Love.”
These fellas are the ORIGINAL backing back for the legendary James Brown. Their soulful contributions created what went on to be named “rock n roll” and “funk.” The band included members Bootsy Collins and Bobby Byrd. They are also one of the most sampled acts in hip hop history.
The pioneering rap group was immortalized on-screen in Straight Outta Compton, one of the most successful films of the year.
Who ya voting for?!
1. Mariah Carey will return to New York City’s Beacon Theatre for the second annual All I Want For Christmas Is You concert series on December 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, and 17th.
2. BeBe & CeCe Winans inducted into the Gospel Hall Of Fame. Story
Photo via Splash/Chaka’s IG