Voting in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s fan poll for favorite artist nominated for induction in 2018 has closed, and Bon Jovi is the act that’s standing tallest in the final tally. The New Jersey rockers notched more than 1.1 million votes, well ahead of the second-place vote-getters Moody Blues, who had just under 948,000.
Rounding out the top five vote-getters were Dire Straits at #3 with about 614,000 votes, The Cars at #4 with almost 553,000 votes and Judas Priest at #5 with more than 538,000.
Thanks to the poll, these five acts will get an extra vote toward induction, although more than 800 ballots are cast each year in deciding which artists are welcomed into the Rock Hall.
That being said, the artists who received the most votes in the fan poll during the last five years all ended up getting inducted, which bodes well for Bon Jovi.
After the final tally was announced, the band posted a Facebook message that read, “Thank you to all of our fans who voted for us to be in the Rock Hall! Your daily votes, posts, and videos went such a long way and we appreciate them all!”
The 2018 Rock Hall inductees will be announced on Wednesday, December 13, at 7 a.m. ET. The induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at Cleveland’s Public Hall.
Here is the full list of 2018 nominees and the exact number of votes they received in the fan poll:
Bon Jovi: 1,162,146
The Moody Blues: 947,795
Dire Straits: 613,749
The Cars: 552,733
Judas Priest: 538,508
The Zombies: 529,478
J. Geils Band: 349,319
Depeche Mode: 302,144
Nina Simone: 184,628
Kate Bush: 179,337
Rage Against the Machine: 167,903
The MC5: 127,004
LL Cool J: 118,317
Sister Rosetta Thorpe: 111,158
Link Wray: 98,436
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan: 84,625
The Meters: 59,045
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