Donna Summer and NWA among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

Posted Oct 4, 2012 by Layne Weiss
Disco queen Donna Summer has been nominated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. This marks the singer's sixth time being nominated. She died in May of cancer at the age of 63.
Donna Summer at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2009.
Donna Summer at The Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2009.
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Other nominees include rap groups NWA and Public Enemy, Motown girl group The Marvelettes, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Canadian rock band Rush, English rock band Deep Purple, and more, The New York Daily News reports.
NWA and Public Enemy are the only Hip-Hop acts nominated this year MTV News, notes. If either group is inducted, they will join Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and the Beastie Boys as the only Hip-Hop acts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
More than 600 music industry personnel will vote on the inductees, and the official list will be released this December, BBC News reports.
The 2013 Hall of Fame class will be inducted at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on April 18, 2013, Entertainment Weekly reports. For the first time ever, fans will also be allowed to vote. From now until December 3, fans can vote for the nominees they believe should be inducted.
In order to be eligible to make it into the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, artists must have released their first single or album no later than 1987, BBC News reports.
2012's inductees included Guns n Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys among many others.
In previous years, legends such as George Harrison, Bob Seger, Prince, Neil Diamond, Madonna, Miles Davis, the Sex Pistols, and many, many others have been inducted.