Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 16 Nominees for the Class of 2021
Who made the cut and how you can participate in the selection process with the “Fan Vote”
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
February 10, 2021
The nominees for the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions were announced this morning and include; Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, JAY-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick.
This year, 7 out of 16 of the nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, JAY-Z, Mary J. Blige, Fela Kuti and Dionne Warwick.
According to rockhall.com, “to be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.”
Nominee ballots are sent to an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry. Factors such as an artist’s musical influence on other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work, innovation and superiority in style and technique are taken into consideration.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers fans the opportunity to participate in the induction selection process with the Fan Vote.
Through April 30, fans can vote every day at rockhall.com, or at the Museum in Cleveland. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2021 Inductees.
*UPDATE* Overwhelming fan response crashed the Fan Vote early this morning. The Rock Hall promises to have it back up and running as soon as they can. Check back to cast your vote for your favorite 2021 Nominees.
Inductees will be announced in May 2021 and the Induction Ceremony will take place in Cleveland, Ohio this fall.