Music fans are adamant about who they want to see in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
With only a couple of days left to vote, five of the fifteen artists nominated have over 87% of the total ballots submitted leaving less than 13% to spread over the other ten nominees and it is Chicago that they want to see inducted the most. The "rock band with horns" is one of the most successful American groups in history with 29 top twenty singles and 15 top twenty albums and has received almost a quarter of all votes by fans for the Rock Hall.
Chicago is followed by Yes, the Cars, Deep Purple and Steve Miller, all of which have 15% to 16% of the vote each. The closest to the five leaders is Janet Jackson with 5.9% and all other nominees have 1.5% or below.
Five of the fifteen nominees will be voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The top five from the fan vote will count as one ballot towards the final selection equal to any other writer, artist or industry person.
The current standings:
- Chicago - 23.42% (37630383 votes)
- Yes - 16.19% (26017304 votes)
- The Cars - 16.15% (25947385 votes)
- Deep Purple - 15.88% (25519628 votes)
- Steve Miller - 15.87% (25493605 votes)
- Janet Jackson - 5.88% (9453546 votes)
- Cheap Trick - 1.44% (2308236 votes)
- The Spinners - 1.28% (2057530 votes)
- Chaka Khan - 1.15% (1852108 votes)
- Chic - 0.84% (1343381 votes)
- The J.B.'s - 0.59% (946890 votes)
- N.W.A. - 0.42% (668673 votes)
- Nine Inch Nails - 0.35% (558469 votes)
- The Smiths - 0.30% (485622 votes)
- Los Lobos - 0.25% (400192 votes)