Jay-Z and Tina Turner Lead Rock Hall of Fame’s 2021 Inductees

In past years, when women have been inducted, they have been far outnumbered by men.

The latest inductees show a balance of genre and generation that has come to be a feature of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s expanding tent.

The voters — a group of more than 1,000 artists, journalists and industry veterans — decided against the bands Iron Maiden, Devo, New York Dolls and Rage Against the Machine, as well as Kate Bush, Mary J.

Fela Kuti, the Nigerian-born pioneer of Afrobeat, had been the surprise nominee this year, and was one of the artists chosen in the Hall of Fame’s fan vote — an online public poll that creates a single official ballot — thanks in part to support from African stars like Burna Boy.

And LL Cool J, a titan of hip-hop who also received high-profile support this year, lost after a sixth nomination.

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