Janet Jackson, Anita Baker, Sade, Mary J. Blige, & Toni Braxton Lead 2022 R&B Hall of Fame Nominees

Published: Wednesday 8th Dec 2021 by Rashad

Just weeks after the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted Tina Turner, JAY-Z, LL Cool J, and the rest of its 2021 class to historic measure (as we reported here), the National R&B Hall of Fame has unveiled its official list of 2022 nominees.

And while only six to eight inductee slots for are available for next year’s ceremony, a whopping 60 names have been listed on the ballot for fan voting to deem who will see their names printed in the hall.

Among those already garnering buzz for their prospective entry are GRAMMY-winning divas Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, and Sade.

See the full list inside:

2022 R&B Hall of Fame Nominees

Berry Gordy
Jermaine Dupri
Gamble & Huff
Hall & Oates
Dru Hill
Anthony Hamilton
Roberta Flack
Average White Band
Blue Magic
Bell Biv DeVoe
En Vogue

2022 R&B Hall of Fame Nominees (Continued)

Chaka Khan
Clive Davis
Brook Benton
The Isley Brothers
Peabo Bryson
Dick Clark
James Gadson
Jackson 5
Jae “The Gospelkidd”
Gladys Knight
Robert Brown
Russell Thompkins Jr.
Jerry Blavat

2022 R&B Hall of Fame Nominees (Continued)

Anita Baker
Al Green
New Edition
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Joe Simon
Big Daddy Kane
The Jones Girls
The Baltimore Royal Theater
Dee Dee Sharp
Deniece Williams
The Stubbs Girls
Patti Labelle & The Blue Belles
The Dells
George Benson

2022 R&B Hall of Fame Nominees (Continued)

LL Cool J
Lionel Richie
Dee Dee Warwick
Rick James
Janet Jackson
Patti Labelle
Master P
Wu-Tang Clan
Luther “Skywalker” Campbell
Mary J. Blige
Dr. Dre
Run D.M.C.
Toni Braxton

All of the aforementioned acts have the chance to join the legendary likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Donna Summer, Aaliyah, and more in the institution’s coveted records.

R&B lovers can vote for up to six nominees per week at 1 vote per session by clicking here.  The ballot closes February 15, 2022.

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  1. Carlitos December 8, 2021

    Toniiiiii Braxxxxxxton!!!

  2. King Khia December 8, 2021

    Why so many at once??? Trust me. If Janet, Mary, Toni, Sade, and Anita all make it at the same time, I am buying my VIP ticket as soon as they are on sale.

    Khia should be nominated on this list. Mariah Carey should too.

    • Kenny December 8, 2021

      Who is Khia?

    • akathexfactor December 11, 2021

      Your right khia should be up there she came out in the late 80’s. 💋

    • Bamaboifresh December 12, 2021

      My Neck, My Back Khia?

  3. Keith December 8, 2021

    Aaliyah is in this “Hall of Fame” BEFORE these women? Rigged AF, Imma vote, though…

    • Bamaboifresh December 12, 2021

      I was thinking the same thing.

  4. Shelona M England December 8, 2021

    I love Janet Jackson

  5. Donald Flowers December 8, 2021

    Anita Baker and Janet Jackson most definitely deserve to be in the rnb hall of fame god bless them so does Mary j Blige

  6. Donmoyah Juda December 8, 2021

    How can you have Blue Magic and not The Dramatics?D

  7. Michael Bosket December 8, 2021

    Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston should be nominated as well and but they all should have been in it many years ago makes no sense all them should be inducted at once.

  8. Dyimond Johnson December 8, 2021

    Is Michael Jackson already in hall of fame I don’t know. If not he should be.

  9. Wahab rahmon December 8, 2021

    Mine goes to toni Braxton, so much energy was inducted to d unbreake my heart track . Kudos to d diva for d great music.

  10. Nebbus December 8, 2021

    -Sade for the win b****

  11. True Tea December 9, 2021

    LOOOOVE Toni Braxton! She’s a Queen.

  12. Kenneth P Tassmer December 9, 2021

    My vote goes to “Connie Francis” even thou she is not on the list and should be

  13. Muso December 9, 2021

    Toni Braxton must win….She’s everything

  14. Kholi December 9, 2021

    Toni the legend Braxton 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

  15. Loverofgoodmusic December 10, 2021

    Sade and Anita Baker should have been in a long time ago. It’s their time now for sure!

  16. Anna Carter December 23, 2021

    Janet Jackson should be up for more awards in 2022 this Queen has started her career very young age Janet is a hard working women and mother let not forget that her song’s are still being heard plus she a dam good actress we need to see more of her.
    Janet if you nasty should be respected of her performance i want more of Janet Jackson. She got nothing to prove. She already did that.

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