See Who’s Leading The Fan Vote For Induction Into The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame So Far
Oct 18, 2019 @ 9:16am
Which five of the 16 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced Tuesday will be inducted? Though those names won’t be revealed until January, Pat Benatar, the Doobie Brothers and Soundgarden top the leaderboard reflecting the fan votes.
The leaderboard, which went live on the hall of fame’s website at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, is updated every few minutes. As of around 1:30 p.m. EDT, nearly 1 million votes had been cast.
Among those, Benatar received 102,072; the Doobie Brothers had 91,948; Soundgarden clocked in at 89,712; Depeche Mode got 81,532 and Judas Priest tallied 74,651.
Benatar, the Doobie Brothers and Soundgarden are first-time nominees for induction. So are Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. (also known as Biggie Smalls), the Dave Matthews Band, Motörhead, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy. Returning hopefuls include Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Nine Inch Nails, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and Todd Rundgren.
Fan voting began after Tuesday’s nominees announcement. Fans can cast their vote at the museum in Cleveland and on its website. In a new twist this year, supporters can vote on Google by searching “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or any nominee name plus “vote” through Jan. 10. They can vote for up to five nominees, once a day. The top five choices will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be counted with the other ballots sent to approximately 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry, who will consider an act’s career work, influence on other artists, innovation and skill.