5 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 nominees who may gain entry

A look at a handful of the 2019 nominees who could end up as inductees for 2019.

1

Def Leppard

When it comes to 80s rock bands, Def Leppard were certainly among the pioneers for the time. Especially in the MTV area, their hard rock videos were regularly making rotation on the network. Among their biggest hits were "Animal," "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "Love Bites." After 11 studio albums, 60 singles, and multiple tours it won't be surprising to see this group gain entry to the Hall.

2

Janet Jackson

While some may not classify Miss Jackson as rock, her contributions to music are undeniable. Starting with 1986's "Control" and spanning through 2015's "Unbreakable," Janet had seven No. 1 albums during her multiple releases. She also was a chart topper with hits "When I Think of You" and "Miss You Much" in a time when radio play dictated what was popular rather than streaming.

3

The Cure..

The English rock band originated in the mid-to-late 70s but took the world by storm with their unique style. The Cure scored just a few top 20 tracks in the US during their time but numerous top 10 songs worldwide. Those included "Lovesong," "Friday I'm in Love," and "Close to Me." Their last studio album came a decade ago with "4:13 Dream," but this group's enduring sound has remained as an influencer today.

4

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks is already in the Hall of Fame as a 1988 inductee along with the band Fleetwood Mac. However, she now joins the list for her solo endeavors. She's put out eight studio albums and a number of hit songs. That includes the classic songs "Stand Back" and "Stop Dragging' My Heart Around" with Tom Petty. If and when she's inducted, she'll earn a distinction as a two-time inductee.

5

Rufus & Chaka Khan

The group released multiple albums between 1973 and 1983 with two certified platinum and fourth others going gold. Memorable hits include "Sweet Thing," "Ain't Nobody," and "You Got the Love." This influential funk group is more than deserving of a spot in the upcoming Rock & Roll class.

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