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Jay-Z, Tina Turner, the Foo Fighters, and more acts will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year

Callie Ahlgrim   

Jay-Z, Tina Turner, the Foo Fighters, and more acts will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year
  • The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees on Wednesday.
  • According to a press release, it's the most diverse list in the history of the organization.
  • The six inductees are Carole King, Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, The Go-Go's, Tina Turner, and Todd Rundgren.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees on Wednesday.

According to a press release, it's "the most diverse list of inductees in the history of the organization," which was founded in 1983.

In this year's performer category, the six honored artists include "Tapestry" singer-songwriter Carole King, the Dave Grohl-founded band Foo Fighters, iconic rapper Jay-Z, "We Got the Beat" rockers The Go-Go's, the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" Tina Turner, and prog-rock pioneer Todd Rundgren.

In addition, the influential music executive Clarence Avant will receive the Ahmet Ertegun award, which recognizes non-performers who "had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock & roll."

Three artists will receive the musical excellence award, honoring "originality and influence" that impacted the landscape of music: "Going Back to Cali" rapper LL Cool J; keyboardist and Beatles collaborator Billy Preston; and heavy metal guitarist Randy Rhodes.

Three more artists will receive the early influence award, honoring artists that "directly influenced and helped inspire" the future of popular genres: German band Kraftwerk, who helped popularize electronic music; soul and jazz poet Gil Scott Heron, who has been called the "Godfather of Rap;" and Charley Patton, widely known as "the father of the Delta blues."

The 36th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on October 30 and will be broadcast on HBO.

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