441. Nina Simone

Though she was dubbed “The High Priestess of Soul”, Nina Simone was not an artist that could be classified to any genre. Capable of delivering music in varying genres, Simone’s true gift was her ability to change emotions with her singing and she could deliver that regardless of what style she sang. Where she may fail to meet the Hall’s requirements is that those styles she mastered were not of the Rock and Roll variety and considering she has never been nominated this may be enough to keep her out.

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