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2017 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced


The nominees have been announced, now it is your turn to vote on who will be inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

You can cast up to five votes.

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Included on this year's list of 19 potential inductees:

Chaka Khan: Started with the funk and rock group Rufus in the '70s, but she broke away in 1978 with the hit "I'm Every Woman." She had a hit with her 1984 solo album "I Feel For You."

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO): Formed in 1970 by Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood, ELO was created to write modern rock and pop songs with classical music.

Janet Jackson: The youngest member of the Jackson family, Janet Jackson started as a child actress on "Good Times" and "Fame," but had a five-time platinum album with her LP "Control" in 1986. This is Jackson's second nomination. She was eligible in 2007, but was nominated in 2016 and again for 2017. She has sold more than 160 million records, making her one of the best-selling artists in history.

Journey: Formed in San Francisco in 1973, Journey started out with progressive and hard rock sounds. In 1977, Steve Perry joined former Santana members Neil Schon and Gregg Rolie. Their biggest hit, "Don't Stop Believin'" has continued to be played on radio stations and has found new life after being featured prominently on the television show "Glee," the final episode of "The Sopranos" and on Broadway in the musical "Rock of Ages."

Pearl Jam: The grunge band from Seattle debuted their album "Ten" in 1991 after being founded only a year earlier. "Ten" went on to sell more than 13 million copies and included hits "Alive" and "Jeremy." In 2000, Pearl Jam took on companies like Ticketmaster, trying to cut the fees the ticket companies tacked on and signing exclusive deals with concert venues leaving both bands and fans with no alternative for tickets, but to buy through the companies, according to Rolling Stone

Tupac Shakur: From the world of hip-hop, Tupac Shakur was a multi-platinum rapper and a movie star. His first solo album "2Pacalypse Now" came out in 1991 with hits like "Brenda's Got a Baby." It also shined a spotlight on street violence and police harassment, leading Vice President Dan Quayle to call for the album being pulled after Quayle linked the album to increasing crime according to the Los Angeles Times. Shakur would go on to star in movies like "Juice," "Poetic Justice" and "Above the Rim." After only five years in the business, Shakur was murdered in 1996 at the age of 25.

To see all of the nominees, read their biographies and to cast your vote, click here to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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