Congrats are in order for 13 DESERVING prolific entertainers!
The 13 inductees joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this year were announced Wednesday morning — and the inductees are…
*This category honors bands and solo artists who have created music in their careers with originality, impact and influence that has changed the course of rock ‘n’ roll.
This class also features several two-time inductees, including Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, previously inducted with Nirvana in 2014), Carole King (previously inducted with Gerry Goffin in 1990) and Tina Turner (previously inducted with Ike and Tina Turner in 1991).
AHMET ERTEGUN AWARD
*This category honors non-performing industry officials who have made a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock ‘n’ roll and music that has impacted youth culture.
MUSICAL EXCELLENCE AWARD
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*This category honors artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have made a dramatic impact on the industry.
EARLY INFLUENCE AWARD
*This category honors a performing artist or group whose music and performance style have directly influenced and helped inspire and evolve rock ‘n’ roll and music that has impacted youth culture.
“This diverse class of talented inductees reflects the Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s induction ceremony in Cleveland.”
AY-Z was inducted in his first year of eligibility. In order to be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1995 or earlier. JAY-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, dropped in 1996.
Three of this year’s inductees–Tina Turner, Dave Grohl, and Carole King–are entering the Hall of Fame for the second time. Turner entered in 1991 as half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner.
“This is our most diverse class in the history of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,” John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a statement. “It really represents the Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor the artists that have created not only rock and roll, but the sound of youth culture.”
Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, and Dionne Warwick were also among this year’s 16-nominee ballot, but did not garner enough votes.
The induction ceremony will be held at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Oct. 30 and will broadcast on HBO Max at a later date.
WHICH 2021 NOMINEES WEREN’T PICKED FOR INDUCTION?
The contenders who didn’t make the cut this year include:
Mary J. Blige
New York Dolls
Rage Against The Machine
CONGRATS to all the INDUCTEES and nominees!