Janet Jackson and NWA among nominations for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may finally surrender to Cheap Trick, nominated for the first time for induction in 2016. Eligible since 2002, the I Want You to Want Me rockers join other first-ever nominees including R&B veteran Janet Jackson, new wave rockers The Cars and Mexican-American group Los Lobos.

Singer Chaka Khan is nominated solo (previously up for 2012 induction with funk band Rufus), while Steve Miller and Chicago are in contention after two decades of eligibility. Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A., Chic and The Smiths — all in the running last year — are nominated again.