Tina Turner, Jay Z, and LL Cool J will be inducted into the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. It was announced on Wednesday (May 12) that Tina Turner and Jay Z would headline the performer's category with Carole King, The Go-Go's, the Foo Fighters, and Todd Rundgren.
The Empire State of Mind MC joined an elite class by becoming only the third solo rap artist to be inducted in their first year of eligibility.
Having received six nominations in the performer's category without an induction, rap legend LL Cool J is set to receive the Musical Excellence Award alongside noted honorees Randy Rhoads, and the late Billy Preston.
The 2021 inductees include several artists receiving their second induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Turner, having received her first induction thirty years ago as part of the duo, Ike and Tina Turner, is being inducted as a solo artist. King was inducted back in 1991 as a non-performer with collaborator Gerry Goffin, while in 2014 Foo Fighters drummer Dave Grohl was voted in as Nirvana's drummer.
Music industry veteran Clarence Avant, who is referred to as the Black Godfather, will be honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Award, while the Early Influence Award will be given to Jill Scott, Charly Patton, and Kraftwerk.
Artists who were nominated this year but barely missed out include Chaka Khan, Mary J Blige, Kate Bush, Fela Kuti, Iron Maiden, Dionne Warwick, New York Dolls, Devo, and Rage Against the Machine.
The 36th annual Rock & Roll Induction Ceremony will be held on October 30 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.