The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced six artists will be inducted in the Performer Category and Nile Rodgers has been recognized with the Award for Musical Excellence. The inductees for the class of 2017 are Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes.
Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording. The 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Performer Inductees were chosen by more than 900 voters, as well as the aggregate results of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s online fan vote. The top five artists from the fan vote comprised the Fans’ Ballot that was tallied alongside the other ballots to determine the 2017 Inductees. Four of the winners of the Fans’ Ballot (Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, and Yes) will be inducted as performers in 2017.
The 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The ceremony will again premiere on HBO television, and be broadcast on SiriusXM radio, details to be announced in early 2017. Ticket sale dates will be announced in January.