The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for the class of 2021.

The incredible group of potential honourees were released overnight, featuring a diverse list of acts, including 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 remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation chairman John Sykes said in a statement.

“These nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them.”


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To be considered for induction, 25 years must have passed since the act’s first commercial recording.

Among the first-time nominees for this year’s ceremony include Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, King, Kuti and Warwick.


Carole King was previously inducted in 1990 as songwriter and Dave Grohl was previously inducted as part of Nirvana.

The class of 2021 will be announced in May.