The 2021 Rock and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced, with the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to take place later this year. The shortlist for this year’s inductees are Foo FightersTina Turner, Todd RundgrenDevo, the Go-Go’sIron MaidenDionne WarwickNew York DollsCarole KingChaka KhanMary J. BligeKate BushJAY-ZFela KutiLL Cool JNew York Dolls, and Rage Against The Machine.

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 on-sale information will be announced later.

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. Seven 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, Carole King (as a performer), Fela Kuti, and Dionne Warwick.

Chaka Khan was previously nominated both solo and with the band Rufus. If elected, Carole King and Tina Turner will become the second and third female artists inducted twice, following Stevie Nicks’ 2019 election. If Foo Fighters are inducted, Dave Grohl will also become a twice-inducted performer.


  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers fans the opportunity to participate in the Induction selection process with the Fan Vote.
  • Through April 30th, fans can vote every day at, 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. 

CHECK IT OUT: The 2021 Nominee Announcement – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: