The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame welcomed several new inductees Saturday at the 2022 ceremony.

Notable musicians to earn the honor this year include Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eminem, Judas Priest, Pat Benatar, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and the Eurythmics.

This is the 37th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and it marks a shift in the criteria for gaining the prestigious honor. Several inductees are prominent in other music genres -- most notably Parton in country and Eminem in hip-hop. While receiving their awards, many artists commented on the changing environment surrounding induction.

Parton had originally withdrawn her name from consideration, arguing that she had not earned the right. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame proceeded with the nomination and Parton came to the ceremony with a song specifically for the event, hinting at a future rock and roll album.

"Congratulations to everybody up here. I feel like a hillbilly in the city," Parton said.

Lionel Richie, who was introduced by Lenny Kravitz said, "Rock 'n' roll is not a color, it is a feeling, it is a vibe. And if we let this vibe come through, this room will only grow and grow." The artist performed "Easy" alongside drummer and guitarist Dave Grohl.

"I'm probably not supposed to actually be here tonight for a couple of reasons. I know that I'm a rapper and this is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame," said rapper Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers

Despite his apprehensions about receiving the award, Eminem had a stand-out performance featuring Ed Sheeran and Steven Tyler. The artist performed "My Name Is," "Rap God," "Sing for the Moment," and "Stan." During his induction by famed hip hop producer Dr. Dre, Eminem artist thanked over 50 rap artists that influenced his career and commented on his recovery from substance abuse.

Other notable performances came from Sara Bareilles and Olivia Rodrigo, who both covered songs by Carly Simon. Taylor Swift also appeared in a video montage celebrating the artist. Simon had declined to perform following the recent death of her two sisters.

Eurythmics performed several songs during the show's five-and-a-half-hour runtime as well as Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo who performed "Love Is a Battlefield." Benatar commented on the performance alongside her husband, Giraldo, saying "My love, 43 years ago in a rehearsal studio in New York, could you ever have imagined this night?"

Duran Duran performed "Girls on Film," "Hungry Like the Wolf," and "Ordinary World." The group shared in their acceptance speech that guitarist Andy Taylor was not present due to his stage 4 prostate cancer diagnosis.

"It is absolutely devastating," band member Simon Le Bon said. "We love Andy dearly. I'm not gonna stand here and cry or anything, that would be inappropriate, but that's what I feel like."

American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp condemned antisemitism in his speech inducting Allen Grubman.

"Here's the trick: silence is complicity," Mellencamp said. "I'm standing here tonight loudly and proudly and in solidarity with Allen, his family, all of my Jewish friends and the entire Jewish people of the world."

Musical Excellence awards were given to Judas Priest, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten received awards for Early Influence. Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, and Sylvia Robinson received the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

A condensed version of the 2022 Rock & Roll Induction Ceremony will stream on HBO Max on Nov. 19.