Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for NAACP
  /  05.12.2021

JAY-Z will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this fall. The organization’s CEO and President Greg Harris announced the 2021 class of inductees on Wednesday (May 12).

“It’s a diverse group of extremely talented artists, all who have had a significant impact on our sonic landscape,” Harris said of the inductees.

JAY was nominated for induction for the first time this February. According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rules, artists can only be nominated for induction once their first record has turned 25 years old. Hov’s debut album Reasonable Doubt was released in 1996, making him eligible for induction this year.

Besides the hip hop billionaire, Harris announced that Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock ‘n Roll herself, will also be inducted into the prestigious Hall. Both Turner and JAY were nominated and inducted into the Hall’s Performers Category.

LL Cool J, who was nominated for his sixth time back in February, will also be inducted along with two other artists in the Hall’s new Musical Excellence category. Another category debuting this year is Early Influence, under which Gil-Scott Heron, Kraftwerk and Charley Patton will be inducted.

“This diverse class of talented inductees reflects the Hall’s ongoing commitment to honor artists whose music created the sound of youth culture,” John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a press statement. “It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.”

The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio on Oct. 30. The ceremony will later air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max. See the full 2021 induction class in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s announcement video below.


Lil Duval, Sukihana, Project Pat, Big Homies House & Lil Scrappy join "Big Facts Live"

The “Big Facts” crew is live from the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA to celebrate ...
  /  01.04.2022

Research is key in the metaverse | 'MetaMoney'

On this episode of “MetaMoney,” host Stockz stresses how important it is to do your ...
  /  07.15.2022

South Africans call on Britain to return "stolen" diamond in Queen Elizabeth II’s sceptre

The diamond in Queen Elizabeth II’s sceptre is known as the Great Star of Africa ...
  /  09.20.2022

Tour Tales | Watching Alicia Keys taught D Smoke how to use songs to create moments

“Her show continually evolves,” D Smoke tells REVOLT in this installment of “Tour Tales.”
  /  09.20.2022
View More