It’s time to support your favorite Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 nominee!
Last month, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced the 16 nominees for its 2021 induction. Seven of the 16 — Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Fela Kuti, and Dionne Warwick — are on the ballot for the first time.
The other legendary artists include Kate Bush, Devo, Carole King, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Chaka Khan.
To help your favorite artist get inducted, music lovers can cast their ballot for the “Fan Vote.”
All you need to do is go to vote.rockhall.com, select up to five nominees daily, and submit your vote before April 30.
Though winning the fan vote does not guarantee an artist will get inducted, the top five will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots.
On Sunday, our very own Loni posted an Instagram Story urging her followers to vote for Turner!
Khan was previously nominated both solo and with her former band Rufus.
If elected, Carole King and Tina Turner will become the second and third female artists inducted twice, following Stevie Nicks’ 2019 election.
In 1990, King, along with collaborator and ex-husband Gerry Goffin, was inducted in the non-performer category for songwriting.
The next year, Turner was inducted with ex-husband Ike Turner.
If the Foo Fighters are chosen, singer Dave Grohl will also become a twice-inducted performer, as his former band Nirvana was inducted in their first year of eligibility in 2014.
To be eligible for a nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
Inductees will be announced in May 2021.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Induction Ceremony will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, this fall. Details and ticket sale information will be announced at a later date.