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Cyndi Lauper takes early lead in 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote: See where all 14 induction nominees rank

Voting in the fan ballot remains open until April 28. The final list of 2023 Rock Hall inductees will be announced in May.

CLEVELAND — Just one day after voting opened in the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan ballot, the vote tally shows Cyndi Lauper is holding a very early lead.

Here's a look at the vote tally for all 14 induction nominees as of 8:15 a.m. Thursday:

  1. Cyndi Lauper: 39,894 votes
  2. George Michael: 36,413 votes
  3. Willie Nelson: 35,828 votes
  4. Soundgarden: 34,999 votes
  5. Iron Maiden: 33,004 votes
  6. Rage Against the Machine: 27,199 votes
  7. Warren Zevon: 25,653 votes
  8. Sheryl Crow: 25,294 votes
  9. The Spinners: 22,254 votes
  10. Joy Division / New Order: 22,253 votes
  11. Kate Bush: 19,451 votes
  12. The White Stripes: 17,775 votes
  13. Missy Elliott: 16,668 votes
  14. A Tribe Called Quest: 13,572 votes

Want to vote? Cast your own ballot once per day HERE. Voting is open until April 28.

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The five artists with the most votes will comprise a “fan ballot” that will be tallied with the other ballots when the 2023 inductees are selected.

Those ultimately selected for induction will be revealed in May. The induction ceremony will take place this fall at a yet-to-be-announced location.

So how did this group land on the nomination list? To be eligible for nomination, according to Rock Hall officials, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

“Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historian, and members of the music industry,” Rock Hall officials explain. “Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.”

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