Over 5 million votes were cast for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fans' ballot this year, and the results are in...
Duran Duran came in first with nearly 934,000 votes, which is 250,00 more votes than the #2 overall fan favorite Eminem. Duran Duran is a first-time Rock Hall nominee this year.
Following Duran Duran and Slim Shady is Pat Benatar in third place, Eurythmics at fourth and Dolly Parton at fifth. Parton previously withdrew from the Rock Hall consideration, but decided she will "accept gracefully" in an interview with NPR's Morning Edition. Parton didn't realize the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame wasn't just for Rock & Roll artists, and she didn't want to take the nomination from a rock artist who might deserve it more. Do we expect anything else from the humble (but perhaps misinformed) queen herself?
Just barely missing a top 5 sport were Judas Priest, Carly Simon and Lionel Richie (Simon and Richie were both first-time nominees).
Winning the fan vote doesn't secure an induction, but it's an honor in its own right. The Rock Hall Class of 2022 will be announced later this month, and an induction ceremony will take place in the fall.
What do you think? Would you have picked another artist for one of the top 5 spots?