Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran and A Tribe Called Quest are among this year's first-time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Cleveland-based institution announced 17 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction, including Rage Against the Machine, Pat Benatar, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, Judas Priest and Beck.
Beck and Simon are also nominated for the first time. Eminem — who is playing the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar — earned a nomination in the first year he was eligible.
This year's class will be announced in May, with an induction ceremony planned for later this year.
"This year's ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture," said John Sykes, head of the foundation that runs the Rock Hall, in a press release on Wednesday.
Artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years before they're eligible for induction.
Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon thanked fans on Twitter for their support over the years. "This distinction is due in large part to the fact that we have an army of fans around the world who have unwaveringly supported us for the past four decades," he wrote.
The other nominees are Kate Bush, DEVO, Eurythmics, Fela Kuti, MC5 and the New York Dolls.
Parton, 76, recently reached 3 billion worldwide streams of her music. She's had hits on the country music chart seven decades in a row and has also been nominated for 50 Grammy Awards.
"it's an honor" that she's gained love and respect from so many people, but it also scares her.
"It scares me to death sometimes. I'm always sayin' I'm not all that, I'm even not all there sometimes. But it makes me feel good that I've been around long enough for people to feel like they know me and they've just kind of accepted me," she said.
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