The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation has announced its nominees for the 2021 Induction. Rap legends LL Cool J and Jay-Z have received nominations along with other acts such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan and more.
LL has been nominated 5 times in the past while Hov is a first time nominee this year.
Here’s how the process works: Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry. Factors taken into consideration include musical influence, length and depth of career, body of work, innovation, style, and technique.
The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2021 Inductees. Fans can vote from Feb 10 until April 30 on this link.
To be eligible for a nomination, artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the nomination year.
Here’s the full list of this year’s nominees:
Mary J. Blige (First-time nominee)
Kate Bush (Previously nominated in 2018, 2021)
Devo (Previously nominated in 2019, 2021)
Foo Fighters (First-time nominee)
The Go-Go’s (First-time nominee)
Iron Maiden (First-time nominee)
JAY-Z (First-time nominee)
Chaka Khan (Previously nominated in 2016, 2017, 2021)
Carole King (Previously nominated in 1989, 2021)
Fela Kuti (First time nominee)
LL Cool J (Previously nominated in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019)
New York Dolls (Previously nominated in 2001, 2021)
Rage Against the Machine (Previously nominated in 2018, 2019, 2021)
Todd Rundgren (Previously nominated in 2019, 2020, 2021)
Tina Turner (Previously nominated in 1987, 2021)
Dionne Warwick (First-time nominee)
The inductees will be announced in May 2021 while the Induction Ceremony will take place in Cleveland in the fall.