Eminem Makes Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

May 4, 2022 @ 8:20 AM EDT
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Will the real Slim Shady please stand up!

Eminem has been selected into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

The announcement was made on Wednesday (May 4) and the 49-year-old rapper will join his fellow 2022 classmates including Dolly Parton, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Carly Simon, among others.

In February, the committee announced their 2022 nominees which included A Tribe Called Quest, Dionne Warwick, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Kate Bush, and DEVO.

Eligibility for the honor requires an artist or group having their first record released 25 years before nomination. Eminem, who made the ballot in his first year of eligibility released his debut album Infinite in 1996.

“This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth culture and helped change the course of rock & roll,” John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, said in a statement. “Their music moved generations and influenced so many artists that followed.”

Em will now join the rest of his fellow rap peers including JAY-Z and LL Cool J who both were inducted in 2021, as well as The Notorious B.I.G. (2020), Tupac Shakur (2017), N.W.A. (2016), Public Enemy (2012), Beastie Boys (2012), Run DMC (2009), and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (2007).

The inductees will be honored at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Saturday, November 5 and will be aired soon after on HBO, HBO Max, and SiriusXM. Congrats!

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