George Michael’s Family Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
George Michael’s family has thanked fans for their “unwavering support” after the star was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
he was formerly Wham! The singer was nominated for inductance along with Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Joy Division/New Order and 10 other artists.
His agent, George Michael Entertainment, said: “We are delighted and proud that George Michael has been recognized and nominated for the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
“Along with the many accolades he has received throughout his career, we know he will be honored to be included in this year’s outstanding group of talented musicians.
“On behalf of the George family and GME, we would like to congratulate the other nominees and thank George’s loyal fans and music lovers for their unwavering support. .”
If an act is nominated for recommendation, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be shortlisted – and a vote is underway to decide who will be honored in the city’s music museum. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Results will be announced in May.
Artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years before they are eligible to participate.
Singer Faith was one of eight candidates to vote for the first time, along with rapper Missy Elliott and blues rock band The White Stripes.
Bush was nominated last year and didn’t make the list, but her nomination this year could be due to her newfound popularity after hit TV show Stranger Things introduced the song Running Up. Her That Hill (A Deal with God).
Nominees will be voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry experts.
Fans can vote online or in person at the museum, with the top five artists voted for by the public forming a “fan vote” that will be matched against other professional ballots. .
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John Sykes, president of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, said: “This remarkable list of nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and honors. honor.
“These artists have created their own sound that has impacted generations and influenced countless others who have followed in their footsteps.”
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