Every year since 1963, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been inducting outstanding artists, athletes, and other talented individuals. 2022’s group has a lot of artists that are considered the “makers of pop” including artists such as Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Eminem, and Duran Duran, along with many more artists. Although Dolly Parton almost dropped out of the competition, she still got inducted.
One of the biggest stories from the Hall of Fame induction competition this year was when Dolly Parton, a famous country singer, tried to decline her nomination. According to NPR, Rock Hall already sent out the ballots with her name on them and it was too late to change. After she learned about this Parton told the Morning Edition that she would accept the nomination gracefully. Parton got a total of 28 awards consisting of eight Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, and three American Music Awards. Additionally, she also had two nominations for Academy Awards. According to singers.com, Dolly Parton “was one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award”.
Other 2022 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Eminem, Duran Duran, and Lionel Richie, all of which are first-time nominees, according to USA Today. Despite being some of the several artists that “made pop,” the artists have all also had a few achievements in other fields, including Eminem having about 393 awards and Lionel Richie achieving the Entertainer of the Year award in 1989 However, Eminem and Lionel Richie are not the only artists that have reached this level of success.
Many other artists have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, however, many are still waiting for their chance to be nominated or inducted and gain the prestigious honor of being apart of the hall of fame.