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The full list of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 nominees


The new list of nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction 2021 has been announced and it’s positively brimming with incredible talent. Among those formerly announced were Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Rage Against the Machine.

To be eligible, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. It’s a rule that usually rules out your favourite band but this year sees some notable inclusions, such as Foo Fighters and Jay-Z who have both made the ballot on their first year of eligibility.

The list of potential inductees for the illustrious establishment is one which shines brightly with talent and showcases a whole array of genre-transcending talent. The inductees will be announced in May with the hope that the annual live event will get the go-ahead for its usual spot in the autumn.

2021 will see two rappers nominated for their place in Rock Hall. Alongside Blueprint rapper Jay-Z, arguably one of the most successful men in hip-hop, there is also a nod to the criminally underrated LL Cool J. You can find the full list of nominees below.

Within it, you will also find the unique talents of Tina Turner, who is bidding to become a double Hall of Famer, Kate Bush whose exclusion to this point is truly baffling and the wondrous talent of Chaka Khan. There’s also a nod for electronic pioneers Devo and Dave Grohl’s stadium-sized rockers Foo Fighters.

Further nominations include the afro-beat pioneer Fela Kuti, the soul singer supreme Dionne Warwick and her successor, Mary J Blige. It’s a comprehensive list that feels more balanced than ever before.

Find the full list of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations, below.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 nominees:

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