Lionel Richie Elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
May 4, 2022
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees
37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to take place November 5th at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California
New York, NY (May 4, 2022) – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today its 2022 Inductees in the following categories:
- Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
- Duran Duran
- Dolly Parton
- Lionel Richie
- Carly Simon
- Judas Priest
- Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
- Harry Belafonte
- Elizabeth Cotten
- Allen Grubman
- Jimmy Iovine
- Sylvia Robinson
“This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock & roll,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed”.
The Induction categories include (full descriptions and past recipients available here):
- Performers: artists who have created music whose originality, impact, and influence has changed the course of rock & roll.
- Early Influence Award: artists whose music and performance style have directly influenced, inspired, and evolved rock & roll and music impacting youth culture.
- Ahmet Ertegun Award: non-performing industry professionals who have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock & roll and music that has impacted youth culture.
- Musical Excellence Award: given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.
To be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years prior to Induction. Eminem, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon were on the ballot for the first time. This is Eminem’s first year of eligibility. This is the first year in the Hall’s 37-year history that six female acts will be inducted in one class.
The 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The Induction Ceremony will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max, along with a radio simulcast on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio channel 310 and SiriusXM’s Volume channel 106.