Eminem inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, others

2022 class announced on Wednesday

Eminem performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 56 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Detroit-area native and superstar rapper Eminem has been officially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of the 2022 class.

Eminem was joined by Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, and Carly Simon in the Performers category. The official ceremony will be held on Nov. 5 in Los Angeles.

Eminem is among the best-selling musical artists of all time, with estimated sales topping 220 million records. He was the best-selling artist in the U.S. during the 2000s decade, and best-selling male artist in the 2010s.

Eminem was accumulated 15 Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, eight American Music Awards and even an Academy Award.

Country music icon Dolly Parton was also part of the 2022 class, despite the fact that she “respectfully bowed out” of the running back in March. “Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right. I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out,” she wrote.

Lionel Richie, of course, started in the group The Commodores, which found success under the Motown label. Richie went on to have a huge solo artist career.

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