2012 is over, and the inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have already been announced for 2013. And when it comes to who could be inducted throughout the remainder of this decade, this will not surprisingly be where many of us will be thinking which 1990s artists will (or should) be inducted next. And it will perhaps begin in 2014.
It will be no surprise if Nirvana will be up for induction in 2014, the year they will finally be eligible. They are one of the most influential artists of all time, and often considered a game-changer, especially with the transition from the hair-metal phenomenon to the sudden rise of alternative rock. Another band influential in the 1990s, that could also see an induction in this decade in Pearl Jam, who have been considered as one of the decade’s most acclaimed bands, and who has continued to remain strong, even after the grunge phenomenon had ended.
The induction of 1990s artists, will also mean more of them will come from hip-hop. The decade could see the induction of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., two rappers whose legacies had grown stronger over the years, following their untimely passings. Another rapper who could be inducted this decade is Dr. Dre, whose album The Chronic, was one of the most influential hip-hop albums of the 1990s. And if N.W.A. gets inducted into the Rock Hall, Dr. Dre could be the one if not the first hip-hop artist to be inducted more than once.
Other artists that could be up for induction in this decade includes, Mary J. Blige, Alice in Chains, A Tribe Called Quest, PJ Harvey, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, and Radiohead. Also it is still important not to forget those who are already eligible, and could also be up for induction throughout the 2010s. They include KISS, Whitney Houston, N.W.A., and many others.