George Michael’s family person thanked fans for their ‘ever continuing support’ aft nan prima was nominated for induction into nan Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The erstwhile Wham! vocalist was nominated for admittance into nan celebrated hallway of fame alongside Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Joy Division/New Order and 10 different acts.
His representatives George Michael Entertainment, said: ‘We are delighted and proud that George Michael has been acknowledged and nominated to beryllium inducted into nan Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for 2023.
‘Along pinch nan galore accolades he received passim his career, we cognize he would person been honoured to beryllium included amongst this year’s bonzer group of talented musicians.
‘On behalf of George’s family and GME we would for illustration to congratulate nan different nominees and to convey George’s loyal fans and lovers of his euphony for their ever continuing support.’
If an enactment is nominated for induction, it doesn’t needfully mean they will make nan trim and truthful a ballot is underway to determine who will beryllium honoured successful nan euphony museum, located successful nan US metropolis of Cleveland, Ohio.
Results are group to beryllium announced successful May, later connected this year.
Artists must person released their first commercialized signaling astatine slightest 25 years earlier they are eligible for induction.
The Faith vocalist is 1 of 8 nominees who are connected nan ballot for nan first clip alongside rapper Missy Elliott and blues stone set The White Stripes.
Kate was nominated past twelvemonth and didn’t make nan trim but her information this twelvemonth whitethorn beryllium much successful pursuing her newfound fame aft nan deed TV show Stranger Things featured her opus Running Up That Hill (A Deal pinch God).
Nominees will beryllium voted connected by much than 1,000 artists, historians and euphony manufacture professionals.
Fans tin ballot online aliases successful personification astatine nan museum, pinch nan apical 5 artists picked by nan nationalist making up a ‘fans’ ballot’ that will beryllium tallied pinch nan different master ballots.
John Sykes, chair of nan Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said: ‘This singular database of nominees reflects nan divers artists and euphony that nan Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honours and celebrates.
‘These artists person created their ain sounds that person impacted generations and influenced countless others that person followed successful their footsteps.’
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