2Pac has been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, along with Pearl Jam, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson, Journey, and Bad Brains.

Other finalists include Electric Light Orchestra, Chic, Chaka Khan, The Cars, Jane’s Addiction, Joan Baez, MC5, Yes, The Zombies, J. Gelis Band, and Steppenwolf.

The top five vote-getters, as determined by a group of artists, historians, and music industry members, will be announced in December. They will then be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in April 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

2Pac will be eligible to join the 2017 class of inductees, as 25 years are needed to pass after a musician’s first release. 2Pac released his debut album “2Pacalypse Now” in November of 1991, with his first No. 1 album, “Me Against the World,” dropping nearly four years later.

Among the eligible acts who failed to receive a nomination for 2017: The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Blur, Smashing Pumpkins, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Hole, Tom Petty (solo), Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Sting, Kylie Minogue, Tracy Chapman, Alice in Chains, Phish, The Meters, Warren Zevon, Los Lobos, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, De La Soul, and Sinead O’Connor.