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The ballots are in and tallied, and the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are:

Performer Category

  • Kate Bush
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Missy Elliott
  • George Michael
  • Willie Nelson
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • The Spinners

Musical Influence Award (Given to a performing artist or group whose music and performance style have directly influenced and helped inspire and evolve rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture.)  

  • DJ Kool Herc
  • Link Wray

Musical Excellence Award (Given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.)

  • Chaka Khan
  • Al Kooper
  • Bernie Taupin

Ahmet Ertegun Award (Given to non-performing industry professionals who, through their dedicated belief and support of artists and their music have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture. 

  • Don Cornelius


Per a press release from the Rock Hall, “Four of seven Inductees in the Performer category were on the ballot for the first time, including Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, George Michael, and Willie Nelson. This was the first year of eligibility for Missy Elliott.”

The 38th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Ticket details for the ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Here is the 2023 Rock Hall Fans' Ballot

The 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Fan Vote is officially over, and here are the five artists making up the Fans’ Ballot.

As with previous years, fans were able to vote once per day online following the announcement of the 2023 Rock Hall nominees. Additionally, visitors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland were able to vote in person. Once the voting period concluded on April 28, the top five artists would make up the Fans’ Ballot. This ballot will be counted among the other ballots that various artists, historians, and music industry professionals fill out.

The following are the five artists featured on this year’s Fans’ Ballot, along with the number of votes they received.

  • 1. George Michael

    1,040,072 votes

  • 2. Cyndi Lauper

    928,113 votes.

  • 3. Warren Zevon

    634,130 votes.

  • 4. Iron Maiden

    449,682 votes.

  • 5. Soundgarden

    427,040 votes.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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