But it just became official, as she was nominated as a first-time nominee for the rock and roll hall of fame.
Eminem, Lionel Richie, A Tribe Called Quest and Duran Duran join her as first-time nominees, along with 17 other artists up for induction like Rage Against the Machine, Pat Benatar and Dionne Warwick. Eminem earned his nomination in his first year of eligibility.
The nominees are chosen by 1,000 voters each year, including members of the music industry, former inductees and historians. They consider length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration, according to the hall of fame.
If that’s what we’re goin’ by, Dolly better be the first one voted in.
John Sykes, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman, says this years group have had a profound impact on not only the music industry, but pop culture in general, calling them:
This year’s ballot recognizes a diverse group of incredible artists, each who has had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture… their music not only moved generations, but also influenced the sound of countless artists that followed.”
This year’s final class will be officially announced in May, and artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years before they’re eligible for induction.
The induction ceremony is currently planned for the fall, with date and venue announcements coming in the future.