Eminem will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall, swept into the hall in his first year of eligibility and becoming the 20th Detroit performer enshrined in the institution’s 36-year history. The Detroit rapper is the second hip-hop solo artist to make the Hall of Fame while alive, following Jay-Z last year. The rock hall’s 2022 class was revealed Wednesday morning. Eminem will be joined by Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon and longtime Motown Records artist Lionel Richie.
Striking out for a sixth time was the MC5, the Detroit band whose high-octane counterculture music helped set the stage for hard rock and punk.
Eminem’s Hall of Fame feat joins a long list of accolades for the 49-year-old star, including 15 Grammys, 17 Billboard Music Awards, a pair of diamond-selling albums, an Oscar and numerous “best rapper” citations.