Jay-Z Inducted into Class of 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, rapper and business mogul has been inducted into the class of 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on his first time on the ballot. Artists like Tina Turner, Carole King, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s and Todd Rundgren join the hip-hop legend in the performer category of induction. Other acts inducted in various categories include Gil Scott-Heron, Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads.
Clarence Avant, a music industry maestro was given the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers influential impact on the music industry.
“This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture”, said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & 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.”
To be eligible, artists are required to have released their first record 25 years prior to induction. Two-time Inductees include Carole King, previously inducted with Gerry Goffin in 1990, and Tina Turner, previously inducted with Ike and Tina Turner in 1991.
The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
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