The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2023 inductees, with a diverse group of musicians and industry professionals set to be recognized at the 38th annual induction ceremony.
Missy Elliott will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility. The groundbreaking rapper, singer, and producer has been widely praised for her innovative style and memorable hits such as “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It.”
Chaka Khan, the legendary soul and funk singer with a string of hits including “I Feel for You” and “Ain’t Nobody,” will receive the Musical Excellence Award.
Don Cornelius, creator and host of the influential music and dance television program “Soul Train,” will be honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which goes to “non-performing industry professionals who have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock and roll and music that has impacted youth culture.”
DJ Kool Herc will receive the Musical Influence Award. Widely considered to be one of the pioneers of hip-hop music, Herc’s techniques of isolating and looping breaks in records to create new rhythms laid the foundation for the hip-hop artists to come.
Other honorees include The Spinners, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, Willie Nelson and Rage Against the Machine. The ceremony takes place Nov. 3 at Barclays Center in New York.