Bon Jovi wins fan vote category for 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction
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Bon Jovi easily sailed passed all contenders to win the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote. The legendary New Jersey rockers racked up 1,162,146 fan votes to earn first place, as well as the inside track to be inducted into the Rock Hall's class of 2018.

Loudwire reports on Dec. 6 that the “Livin' on a Prayer” hitmakers were the only nominees to surpass a million votes in securing top spot. Other artists to make the top five cut in the Rock Hall fan vote category include: The Moody Blues (947,795), Dire Straits (613,749), The Cars (552, 733) and Judas Priest (538,508).

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame first introduced the fan vote category back in 2012 when legendary Canuck prog-rockers Rush won the category and a place in the Rock Hall class of 2012. Since that time, every winner in the fan vote has secured a place among the final inductees, giving Bon Jovi a huge edge when the Rock Hall announces the final list on Dec. 13.

“Thank you to all of our fans who supported our nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, writes Bon Jovi in a Facebook update posted Wednesday. “Your daily votes, posts, and videos went such a long way and we appreciate them all!”

The most heated competition in the fan vote was for fifth place. Judas Priest narrowly secured their top 5 position, squeaking past The Zombies (529,478) and Eurythmics (451,997). Fans can check out the final standings for the fan vote here.

The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on April 14 in Cleveland at the city's historic Public Hall. For more information, click here.

Bon Jovi wrapped up their massive This House Is Not For Sale Tour on Sept. 23 in Sao Paul, Brazil. The world trek was in support of the chart-topping 2016 album This House Is Not For Sale. Frontman Jon Bon Jovi recently revealed in a live Facebook Q&A that  fans can expect new music from the band in 2018. For all the latest information on Bon Jovi, click here and for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame details, click here.