Eurythmics nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
By Classic Pop | February 15, 2022
Eurythmics have been named as nominees to be inducted into the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This marks the award-winning, worldwide multi-platinum duo’s second nomination for induction into the Rock Hall, honouring a body of work marked by critical applause, countless honours, and estimated global sales currently approaching 100 million.
Indeed, Eurythmics have proven among the most enduring artists in music history, currently standing as the third most streamed of all current Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees.
“Dave and I go back a long way together,” says singer Annie Lennox. “Our journey as Eurythmics took us through indescribable highs and lows. It’s been an unbelievable life experience. Every one of the artists nominated for the Hall of Fame has their own unique version of a similar looking – glass world. We’ve all been there and earned the T-shirt. Thanks go to everyone who ever loved us and purchased our records and all the great musicians and crew we worked with over the years.”
“I am delighted Eurythmics have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame USA for the second time,” adds Dave Stewart. “I am a great believer in the power of song, Annie and I always tried to write songs that would stand the test of time. It’s now more than 40 years since we launched our first album and tour and it seems like the songs still resonate with all ages. To be in the same company of such legendary nominees is an honour and something I never dreamt of when I was up in the North East of England at 14 years old and learning to play the blues whilst listening to Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt.”
Eurythmics are currently among the top five artists on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Official Fan Vote Leaderboard. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “Fans’ Ballot” that will be tallied along with other ballots to select the 2022 Inductees. Fans are invited to login at vote.rockhall.com to cast a daily ballot through April 29. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.
Nominee ballots are sent to the Rock Hall’s international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation, and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration. Inductees will be announced in May 2022.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony will take place this fall, with date, venue, and on-sale information to be announced later.