The Artists with the Most Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

This is a list of the artists who have been nominated the most by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but have not been inducted yet.

ArtistNominationsMost Recent Nomination
Chic112017
Chuck Willis62011
Joe Tex52017
Kraftwerk42017
The J. Geils Band42017
Ben E. King31988
War32015
LL Cool J32014
Gram Parsons32005
The Spinners32016
The Meters32014
Mary Wells21987
The Marvelettes22015
Nine Inch Nails22016
Janet Jackson22017
The Smiths22016
Chaka Khan22017
Esther Phillips21987
MC522017
Johnny Ace21987
The Chantels22010
The Zombies22017
The Cars22017

These artists were only nominated once, but haven't made it back on the ballot (yet).

ArtistNominationsMost Recent Nomination
Jane's Addiction12017
Depeche Mode12017
Bad Brains12017
Steppenwolf12017
The J.B.'s12016
Los Lobos12016
Sting12015
The Replacements12014
Link Wray12014
Procol Harum12013
Eric B. & Rakim12012
The Cure12012
Rufus with Chaka Khan12012
Bon Jovi12011
Afrika Bambaataa12008
The Sir Douglas Quintet12006
Conway Twitty12005
Steve Winwood12003
New York Dolls12001
The Dominoes11997
Carole King11989

Here are the artists who were eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after receiving multiple nominations.

ArtistNominationsYear Inducted
Solomon Burke102001
Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers81993
Duane Eddy81994
Gene Pitney82002
Black Sabbath82006
Little Willie John81996
The Stooges82010
Del Shannon71999
Lloyd Price71998
King Curtis72000
Gene Vincent71998
Patti Smith72007
Lynyrd Skynyrd72006
Bobby "Blue" Bland61992
Ruth Brown61993
The Moonglows62000
LaVern Baker61991
Jimmy Reed61991
Hank Ballard51990
Bobby Darin51990
Ike and Tina Turner51991
Sex Pistols52006
The Velvet Underground51996
Donna Summer52013
Gladys Knight and the Pips51996
The Flamingos52001
The (Young) Rascals41997
N.W.A42016
Buffalo Springfield41997
The Jackson Five41997
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band42015
The Supremes31988
The Platters31990
The Impressions31991
Johnny Cash31992
Martha and the Vandellas31995
Darlene Love32011
Lou Reed32015
The Dells32004
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five32007
Beastie Boys32012
Dion31989
Wilson Pickett31991
The Animals31994
Ritchie Valens32001
The Dave Clark Five32008
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts32015
Booker T. and the M.G.'s31992
The Shirelles31996
Steely Dan32001
The "5" Royales32015
John Mellencamp32008
Laura Nyro32012
Yes32017
The Four Seasons31990
Brenda Lee32002
The Yardbirds31992
Frank Zappa31995
Joni Mitchell31997
AC/DC32003
Wanda Jackson32009
Deep Purple32016
B. B. King21987
Elmore James21992
David Bowie21996
Rod Stewart21994
Parliament-Funkadelic21997
Dusty Springfield21999
Bob Seger22004
Jackson Browne22004
Cat Stevens22014
Roy Orbison21987
Red Hot Chili Peppers22012
Donovan22012
Marvin Gaye21987
Smokey Robinson21987
Etta James21993
Pink Floyd21996
The Bee Gees21997
The Mamas and the Papas21998
Earth, Wind & Fire22000
Queen22001
ABBA22010
Randy Newman22013
Carl Perkins21987
Big Joe Turner21987
Eddie Cochran21987
Jackie Wilson21987
The Coasters21987
Bob Marley21994
The Grateful Dead21994
The O'Jays22005
Heart22013
Freddie King22012
Aretha Franklin21987
Bill Haley21987
Clyde McPhatter21987
Muddy Waters21987
The Four Tops21990
Cream21993
Jefferson Airplane21996
Billy Joel21999
Aerosmith22001
Ricky Nelson21987
KISS22014

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