Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Nominees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced on Feb. 10 its 16 nominees for its 36th annual induction ceremony.

The list of nominees includes Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick.

“This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes said in a statement.

“These nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them,” Skyes further said.

An artist or a band becomes eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording.

An international body composed of over 1,000 professionals in the music industry, including artists and historians, will vote on which of the nominees gets to be inducted.

“Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career, and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration,” the foundation said in the press release of the announcement.

Fans will also have the opportunity to participate in the selection process by casting their votes at or at the museum in Cleveland, Ohio until April 30, with the top five artists selected by the public.

The inductees will be announced in May and the ceremony will take place in the fall.

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