Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benathar were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this list also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted this honor.

The winners, voted for by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry professionals, “each had a profound impact on youth culture and helped change the course of rock ‘n’ roll,” said John Sykes, chairman of Rock Hall, in a statement Wednesday.

Partan went on social media to “respectfully refuse” the process, saying she did not want to take away votes from other nominees and did not “deserve this right.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation responded that ballots had already been sent and voters had to decide whether Parton had been elected.

Parton later said she will accept induction.

In its quote, the hall called Parton “a living legend and a model of women’s empowerment,” adding that “her success in the crossroads has expanded the audience of country music and broadened the horizons for the countless performers who followed.”

To be eligible, performers must release their first record 25 years before the introduction. Parton, Richie, Simon and Duran Duran were selected in their first round.

Simon was the first candidate this year more than 25 years after he got the right.

Eminem becomes the 10th introduced to hip-hop artist, reducing his first vote.

Richie, a former member of The Commodores, whose famous solo career includes such pop classics as “Endless Love”, “All Night Long” and “Hello”, said that being elected to the hall “is an incredible honor”. He thanked voters and fans on Instagram and said, “Congratulations to all my fellow 2022 drivers!”

The hall also announced on Wednesday that Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will receive an award for musical excellence and that Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten will be awarded the Early Influence Award.

Other artists and bands that did not fall into the category of performers this year are A Tribe Called Quest, Rage Against the Machine, Dionne Warwick, Beck, Kate Bush, DEVO, Fela Kuti, MC5 and New York Dolls.

Parton is most associated with country music and is in the country’s Hall of Fame, but she performed songs with the spirit of rock. Performers who have entered the country’s Rock Hall and Hall of Fame include Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Hank Williams and the Everly Brothers.

The entry ceremony will take place on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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