Rock Hall Tournament Semi-Final: Eminem vs. Lionel Richie

We’re about to find out which non-mainstream rock artist our audience of rockers and metalheads would most enjoy seeing in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Inductee Class of 2022.

In the first round of our “Does It Rock Your Hall?” tournament, Eminem easily handled fellow rapper A Tribe Called Quest with just over 71% of the final vote, and he now advances to the semi-finals.

It should be noted that Eminem broke down barriers in the rap world, transitioning to alternative rock radio in the early 2000s as his star continued to rise. After first attracting attention with the intro “My Name Is” off The Slim Shady LP, a series of successes followed. “Guilty Conscience”, “The Real Slim Shady”, “The Way I Am”, “Stan”, “Without Me” and “Cleaning Out My Closet” all hit the airwaves ahead of the autobiographical film about his life. 8 miles.

Ten of his 11 studio albums have gone platinum, two of which have achieved diamond status. And he continued to meet a rock audience by participating in the Anger Management Tour.

Eminem, “My name is”

On the other side of this matchup comes one of the greatest singer-songwriters in music history, Lionel Richie. He picked up a decisive win with just under 77% of the final tally over Dionne Warwick in the first round of our “Does It Rock Your Room?” bracket tournament.

Richie was part of the hit band The Commodores in the 70s and early 80s, releasing classic tracks such as “Brick House”, “Easy” (later covered by Faith No More), “Three Times a Lady” and “Still”, but it is his solo work that is recognized by Rock Hall with his current induction. His star didn’t continue to rise until the release of his self-titled debut solo album in 1982. “Truly”, “Endless Love” (with Diana Ross), “Hello” and “Say You Say Me” all topped the Billboard Hot 100, and he also wrote and produced the chart-topping single “Lady” for Kenny Rogers and co-wrote the benefit single “We Are the World”. sung by the best artists of the moment under the USA for Africa banner.

After taking a long hiatus from recording, he returned to music a decade later and continued to release albums while holding a prominent position as a television judge. american idol. As a solo artist he has four platinum albums including the 1983 diamond album Can’t slow down.

Lionel Richie, “Running with the Night”

So which of these two musicians “Rocks Your Hall” the most? Will it be Eminem or Lionel Richie who will qualify for the final? Vote below from now until Monday, March 28 at noon and you can also click the button below to jump back to the other semi-final game.

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