Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said “Music is the universal language of all mankind.” No matter where you go, the prominence of music is evident in each culture, and is frequently a focal point within society.
Nowadays, phenomenal musicians and vocalists are highly celebrated, and are given many accolades for changing the world through music. The mid-20th century birthed some of the first music award shows like The Grammy’s, The MTV Music Awards, and, The BillBoard Music Awards, which awarded extraordinary musicians for their superb musical excellence.
Icons like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bon Jovi, and Tina Turner, are just a few of the music legends who are not only recipients of multiple awards, but are also Rock & Roll Hall of Famers. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame first began as The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, which opened in 1995.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, established in 1983, created the museum as a way to honor all aspects of rock and roll, and induct preeminent musicians who influentially impacted any facet of rock and roll, as Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.
Rock band The Zombies, hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J, dance -pop singer Janet Jackson, and folk singer Stevie Nicks, lead singer of Fleetwood Mac, are just a few of the revered artists that have been nominated for induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 class. Further nominees include funk band Rufus ft. Chaka Khan, alternative rock band Radiohead, rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, and many more.