The votes have been counted and the following have been elected for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
Performer Category – honoring bands and solo artists who, in their careers, have created music whose originality, impact and influence has changed the course of rock ‘n’ roll:
Musical Excellence Award — given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music:
Early Influence Award — given to a performing artist or group whose music and performance style have directly influenced and helped inspire and evolve rock ‘n’ roll and music that has impacted youth culture:
Ahmet Ertegun Award – given to non performing industry professionals who, through their dedicated belief and support of artists and their music have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock ‘n’ roll and music that has impacted youth culture:
To be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years prior to induction.
Ballots were sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, including current living Inductees, historians and members of the music industry.
Three out of the Top 5 on the Fans’ Ballot are being Inducted — Tina Turner, who won the Fan Vote, The Go-Go’s and Foo Fighters. The Top 5 as selected by the public comprised a Fans Ballot that was tallied along with the other voting body ballots.