Of the returning nominees, Los Angeles rappers N.W.A. received a major publicity boost through the move “Straight Outta Compton.” This is the fourth year in a row they’ve been nominated.
The nomination process hasn’t resulted in “Good Times” for Chic. This marks their 10th time as a nominee; no other artist has been nominated so many times without induction.
The Cleveland-based Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum generally inducts five performers a year, along with separately considered inductees in categories like non-performers or early influences. The induction ceremony will be in New York in April, at a venue and date to be announced later, and HBO will televise it at a later date.