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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021: Nominees


A few days ago, the nominees for the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced, among which are: Mary J. Blige, Catherine Bush (Kate Bush), Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Shawn Corey Carter (JAY-Z), Yvette Marie Stevens (Chaka Khan), New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Carol Joan Klein (Carole King), Fela Kuti, James Todd Smith III (LL Cool J), Todd Rundgren, Devo, Anna Mae Bullock (Tina Turner) and Dionne Warwick.

Of the 16 selected, some of those who may have the best chance of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 are:

R&B singer-songwriter and actress born in the Bronx (New York) who during her nearly 30-year career has sold over 80 million records around the world. What’s the 411? (1992) was the first of thirteen studio albums, which have earned him nine Grammys, four American Music Awards, and twelve Billboard Music Awards.

English singer-songwriter and producer who, at just 19 years old, would debut with her first studio album The Kick Inside (1978). After her first album Kate Bush would release nine more albums, to reach twenty-five singles in the UK TOP40 (including five TOP10). Also all his studio albums have reached the UK TOP10, including two # 1s, Never for Ever (1980) and Hounds of Love (1985).

This band of women formed in Los Angeles in the late 1970s is among the nominations. His first studio album Beauty and the Beat (1981), reached # 1 on Billboard’s TOP200, becoming his biggest commercial success with 2 million copies sold. Despite having only released 4 studio albums, their importance in music lies in being pioneers of the New Wave in the United States, opening the doors for other bands of this genre.

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The band formed by Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee does not need a further introduction, as it is one of the most popular rock bands in the world, which with its ten studio albums has sold millions copies globally.

The icons of English heavy metal are getting closer and closer to reaching the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so with their more than 100 million records sold around the world, they have a long history to achieve this recognition.

Shawn Corey Carter, better known as JAY-Z is another New York artist to make the list. The rapper, producer and entrepreneur has become one of the most economically successful artists with an estimated value of $ 1 billion (2019). In addition to its impressive commercial success, JAY-Z has iconic albums such as: Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001) and The Black Album (2003), included within the 500 best albums of all time according to Rolling magazine. Stone.

Yvette Marie Stevens, better known as Chaka Khan, is an artist who with almost 50 years of career – first as the vocalist of the funk group, Rufus, and later as a soloist – has allowed her to sell around 70 million records around the world. , in addition to winning ten Grammy Awards.

It was one of the first punk bands of the 70s from New York. Despite not achieving commercial success, the New York Dolls were one of the ensembles that laid the foundations for the new punk and glam rock groups of the rest of the 70s and 80s.

The Los Angeles band of Tim Commerford, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Zack de la Rocha – who recently reunited with the band in 2019 – is the group that in the late 90s and early 2000s took the world by storm. with its powerful lyrics and guitar riffs. As with the New York Dolls, its impact on music goes beyond the number of studio albums released (only four), becoming a reference for many bands of the time.

A particular case of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees is that, if Carole King and Tina Turner are elected, they would share the podium with Stevie Nicks as the only three women selected twice (Nicks was part of Fleetwood Mac). In the case of men, something similar happened with Dave Grohl (lead singer of the Foo Fighters), who already belongs to the Hall of Fame as a member of Nirvana (2014).

The winners will be announced in May of this year, so it will still have to wait a couple of months to meet the lucky ones who will belong to this select group of artists that make up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Pablo Riquelme I am a fan of sports, music, LEGO and technology / innovation. I collaborate in TrendWatching, TrendHunter, BusinessofPurpose, VivaBasquet and now in Cine PREMIERE. I’m a series eater and I will always find an episode of The Simpsons that is related to something that is happening in the world.

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