Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 nominees include Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Mary J Blige

Plus Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Kate Bush, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner and many more

Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Mary J Blige, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner and many more artists have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

A total of 16 acts are on the ballot, which was revealed last Wednesday (February 10). The list also includes Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Carole King, Fela Kuti, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren and Dionne Warwick.

Seven of the nominees are on the ballot for the first time, namely Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Blige, Fela and Warwick. As Billboard notes, some of the artists have been previously inducted: King in a non-performer category, Turner as part of the duo Ike & Tina Turner, and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl as part of Nirvana.

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Foo Fighters and Jay-Z have both secured nominations in their first year of eligibility. On the other hand, this is the sixth nomination for LL Cool J, and third solo nom for Khan (who has also been nominated as part of Rufus & Chaka Khan four times).

Last year, the Rock Hall inducted the Notorious BIG, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T Rex and the Doobie Brothers in a virtual ceremony.

Fans can vote for who they’d like to see in the Rock Hall from now until April 30. The “fans’ ballot” will be tallied along with other ballots to select the inductees, which will be announced in May. Currently, Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti leads the fans’ ballot, with Tina Turner and Foo Fighters in second and third place respectively. Cast your vote here.

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