Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Fela Kuti, Others Announced As Nominees of the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees was announced recently and the esteemed nominee list include sixteen of the most remarkable and diverse artistes from across the world.

The music icons announced as nominees this year include Jay Z, The Foo Fighters, Time Turner, Fela Kuti, Mary J. Blige amongst other famous iconic musicians.

The selected nominees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be selected by public vote and the vote is now open to the public at rockhall.com.

The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to take place this fall in Cleveland, Ohio

Find the full nominee list below:

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

Find below the video announcement of the nominees:


To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Seven out of 16 of the Nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige, Fela Kuti, and Dionne Warwick. Chaka Khan was previously nominated both solo and with the band Rufus. If elected, Carole King and Tina Turner will become the second and third female artists inducted twice, following Stevie Nicks’ 2019 election. If Foo Fighters are inducted, Dave Grohl will also become a twice-inducted performer.

“This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates” says John Sykes, Chairman, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “These Nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them.”

Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. 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 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers fans the opportunity to participate in the Induction selection process with the Fan Vote. Today through April 30, fans can vote every day at rockhall.com, or at the Museum in Cleveland. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2021 Inductees.

Follow the Rock Hall on Facebook (@rockandrollhalloffame), Twitter and Instagram (@rockhall) and join the conversation at #RockHall2021. Visit the Rock Hall to cast your vote in person. The Museum is open daily with advance tickets required and available at rockhall.com.

Press can access hi-resolution images and bios for Nominees and submit Media Credential Applications at rockhall.com/press-room.

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