The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Its 2016 Inductees

PHOTO: N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, left, and Ice Cube, appear onstage in Las Vegas, April 23, 2015.PlayChris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo
WATCH Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2016

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 inductees have been revealed.

The five inductees were announced today in a press release from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame social media accounts.

Artists are eligible for the prestigious honor, 25 years after the release of their first recording, and the inductees are voted on by 800 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, as well as the aggregate results of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s online fan vote.

This year's inductees will be celebrated at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 8 at New York City’s Barclays Center.

Here are the five artists joining the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 2016:

1. Cheap Trick

PHOTO: Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick performs at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, in Milwaukee, Aug. 30, 2015. Barry Brecheisen/nvision/AP Photo
Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick performs at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, in Milwaukee, Aug. 30, 2015.

Artists Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Robin Zander will be honored for their contribution to the music industry as the band Cheap Trick. The rock group produced hits such as "I Want You To Want Me," "Surrender," and "The Flame."

2. Chicago

PHOTO: James Pankow, Walter Parazaider and Lee Loughnane of Chicago perform at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Hollywood, Fla., April 4, 2013.Jeff Daly/Invision/AP Photo
James Pankow, Walter Parazaider and Lee Loughnane of Chicago perform at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Hollywood, Fla., April 4, 2013.

Chicago has produced such hits as "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” and "Make Me Smile." According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the band has over 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles.

3. Deep Purple

PHOTO: British rock band Deep Purple present their golden record they received in West Berlin for the sales of their latest album, Deep Purple in Rock, in West Germany, Sept. 1, 1971. Edwin Reichert/AP Photo
British rock band Deep Purple present their golden record they received in West Berlin for the sales of their latest album, "Deep Purple in Rock," in West Germany, Sept. 1, 1971.

The English rock band, formed in 1968, is known for hits such as “Smoke On The Water,” and "Knocking at Your Door."

4. N.W.A.

PHOTO: N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, left, and Ice Cube, appear onstage in Las Vegas, April 23, 2015.Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Photo
N.W.A. members Dr. Dre, left, and Ice Cube, appear onstage in Las Vegas, April 23, 2015.

N.W.A. members Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella will be inducted for their contributions and heavy influence on hip hop. The "Straight Outta Compton" rappers have collectively sold over a hundred million records over the last 29 years.

Ice Cube reacted to the news of his induction on Twitter today, and expressed his gratitude for all of the well wishes he's received since the news broke.

5. Steve Miller

PHOTO: Steve Miller performs at the 25th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, in Los Angeles, April 9, 2008. Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo
Steve Miller performs at the 25th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, in Los Angeles, April 9, 2008.

Steve Miller is the voice behind hits such as “Fly Like An Eagle,” and "“Living In The U.S.A.” The blues-rock singer began his career in the late Sixties.

The 31st Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air on HBO in spring 2016.

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