The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its 2016 class, Rolling Stone reports.
Iconic Rap group N.W.A is among the 16 acts selected. The Rap group was also nominated for the Hall of Fame last year, but did not make the final cuts, and most are presuming the Rock & Roll panel has re-nominated the group due to the success of their biopic movie, “Straight Outta Compton.”
The other Class of 2016 nominees include Janet Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Deep Purple, Chic, Steve Miller, Chicago, Chaka Khan, the Spinners, Cheap Trick, the Cars, the J.B.’s, Los Lobos and Yes. The artists selected had to have released their first single or album in 1990 or earlier.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will be announced sometime in December.
Fans can vote for their favorite artists to be selected. The top five artists in the poll will comprise one ballot that will be tallied alongside the other voting members. Voting is open through December 9 via Rolling Stone.