The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its 2021 class, and it features finalists like Foo Fighters, Kate Bush, Rage Against The Machine, and more.
The stacked lineup of finalists includes renowned acts like Chaka Khan, Carole King, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, DEVO, The Go-Go’s, Dionne Warwick, New York Dolls, Fela Kuti, Mary J. Blige, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, and Todd Rundgren.
An individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years ago in order to be eligible for a nomination. JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, Dionne Warwick, and Fela Kuti have all been on the ballot for the first time.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces the Nominees for #RockHall2021 Induction – and the Fan Vote is now open. Watch the official announcement here, then head to https://t.co/9DIz8WWd6Z pic.twitter.com/tGuSzyvEYT
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) February 10, 2021
If Foo Fighters are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it would mark the second time Dave Grohl would enter, as he was inducted as a member of Nirvana. It would also mark the second time Carole King was inducted, as she’s already been inducted as a songwriter, and Tina Turner, who was inducted alongside Ike Turner in 1991.
The official Class of 2021 is set to be announced in May, and will be formally inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the fall.
Inductees are determined by an international voting body of over 1,000 artists, historians, and members of the music industry alongside a fan vote on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s website.
The 2020 class was made up of Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T. Rex, The Doobie Brothers, and The Notorious B.I.G.