George Michael, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott To Be Inducted In 2023 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Posted May 8, 2023 by with 5 comments

George Michael, who died tragically in 2016, will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year, and he’ll be joined by fellow legends Kate Bush, Willie Nelson, and more. List of inductees via RockHall:

May 3, 2023 – Today, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces its 2023 Inductees in the following categories:

Performer Category

Kate Bush
Sheryl Crow
Missy Elliott
George Michael
Willie Nelson
Rage Against the Machine
The Spinners

Musical Influence Award

DJ Kool Herc
Link Wray

Musical Excellence Award

Chaka Khan
Al Kooper
Bernie Taupin

Ahmet Ertegun Award

Don Cornelius

“This year’s incredible group of Inductees reflects the diverse artists and sounds that define rock & roll,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “We are honored that this November’s Induction Ceremony in New York will coincide with two milestones in music culture; the 90th birthday of Willie Nelson and the 50th Anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop.”

In somewhat related news, George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” joined the one billion views club on YouTube about a month ago. Via Billboard:

The music video for George Michael‘s iconic 1984 hit “Careless Whisper” recently surpassed the momentous view count, thanks to the help of hundreds of thousands of average views per day. Though the video was uploaded to YouTube in 2009 and first created two decades prior to that — the clip is seriously a time capsule of the mid-80s — it still reaches an average audience of more than 400,000 global views each day. Thanks in part to its instantly recognizable featured saxophone solo, “Careless Whisper” remains one of the musician’s most well-known songs of all time, spending three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in ’84 and ’85.


The first music video from the 1980s to join the one billion views club was Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O Mine,” which passed one billion views in October of 2019.

Despite being arguably the greatest music video artist of all time, Madonna (who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2008) doesn’t have any videos with over a billion views. Her closest one is “La Isla Bonita,” with 727 million views:

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