Being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious honors music artists could possibly ask for, and the class of 2021 is shaping up to be pretty amazing. The list of nominees is in, and it includes the likes of Foo Fighters, Jay Z, Tina Turner, and many more.
According to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s official rules, an artist or a band is eligible for a nomination at least 25 years after their first commercial recording.
In addition to the previously mentioned artists, the list of this year’s nominees also includes Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Chaka Khan, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Dionne Warwick, and Carole King.
Seven out of 16 nominees made the cut for the first time, and the chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, John Sykes, believes they left a significant impact on the music industry.
“This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates. These nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them,” said Sykes in a press release.
Inductees will be announced in May, with the official Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place in Cleveland, Ohio this fall.