You can vote!

By Jessica Goodman
October 08, 2015 at 12:19 PM EDT
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2016 nominees, including artists from all genres. This year’s 15 artists up for induction include eight first-time nominees like Janet Jackson and the Cars, while other acts — ahem, Chic — have been in the running many times before. (This is Chic’s 10th nomination.)

The winners will be announced in December, and voters have a voice in the decision for the fourth year in a row. Fans can cast votes online thru Dec. 9 via the Hall of Fame’s website, and those votes will become one “fan’s ballot” to be included with the voting body. The induction ceremony will take place in April in New York.

Last year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class included Green Day, Lou Reed, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, and Ringo Starr.

Artists need to have released their first album or single 25 years ago in order to be eligible for the Hall of Fame. See a list of all the nominees:

The Cars



Cheap Trick

Deep Purple

Janet Jackson

The J.B.’s

Chaka Khan

Los Lobos

Steve Miller

Nine Inch Nails


The Smiths

The Spinners