Year Eligible: 2019
Debut Album: Grace (1994)
Why He Should Be Inducted: With just one album released, Jeff Buckley stepped out of the shadow of his father, Tim, and showed that he had his own unique and sensitive voice. Following his 1997 death, his legacy has only grown: His version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" posthumously claimed the top spot of Billboard's Digital Songs chart after Jason Castro performed it on American Idol and Rufus Wainwright wrote a song in his honor.
Possible Drama: None. Jeff Buckley's legacy has constantly been treated with respect. Some of his songs were even recently admitted into the Library of Congress.