Sheryl Crow, Rage Against the Machine and The Spinners (or The Detroit Spinners) are the other performers who will join the esteemed members club, located in Cleveland, Ohio.
The ceremony will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in November this year.
In the Musical Influence Award category, DJ Kool Herc and Link Wray will be inducted. For Music Excellence, Chaka Khan, Al Kooper and Bernie Taupin have been acknowledged, while Don Cornelius has been recognised with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
Songwriter Taupin joins his longtime collaborator Elton John, who was inducted in 1994, while rap innovator DJ Kool Herc is honoured on the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
Artists are eligible to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first single.
Missy Elliot is inducted in her first year of eligibility, while Bush has already been nominated on three separate occasions – 2018, 2021 and 2022.
Bush’s music has seen a revival in popularity after her song ‘Running Up That Hill’ featured in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. The song topped the UK charts nearly four decades after its initial release.
If Bush travels to, and performs in, New York come November, it would be her first public appearance since 2014. She has not released any new music since 2011. While most artists chosen do perform at the ceremony, some have declined.
George Michael won the fan vote, which was tallied alongside official voting ballots to determine inductees. Michael received 1.04 million votes, narrowly edging out Lauper’s 928,000. His induction comes on the 40th anniversary of Wham’s debut album, Fantastic.
Chaka Khan’s award for Musical Excellence goes to artists “whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music”.
Willie Nelson is inducted after a career spanning seven decades, in the year of his 90th birthday.