Eminem aka Slim Shady was nominated Wednesday (February 2nd) in his first year of eligibility — 25 years and three months after the release of his debut album, “Infinite.”
Inductees are selected by a panel of 1,000-plus artists, historians and other music professionals, with a public vote also incorporated into the process. Fans can cast their ballots at vote.rockhall.com. The induction ceremony will be held in the fall.
It was 10 weeks ago when Eminem posted up a picture with LL Cool J and promoted him being inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall Of Fame. If inducted, Eminem and the MC5 would become the 20th and 21st Detroit performers enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the first since the Miracles were selected in 2012.
They’re part of a Wednesday list that includes Beck, Pat Benatar, Kate Bush, Devo, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, New York Dolls, Dolly Parton, Rage Against The Machine, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, A Tribe Called Quest and Dionne Warwick.