2021 marks the first year Jay is eligible as, an artist is only eligible 25 years after the release of their first body of work. Jay has been eligible since 2010 and Blige has been eligible for the past five years. It’s the sixth time Ladies Love Cool James has been nominated, as the hall’s nominating committee is comprised of journalists, broadcasters and industry insiders who made a concerted effort to include more women on the ballot.
The nominations will be voted on by over 1,000 artists, historians and music industry professionals.
The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is expected to take place this fall in Cleveland.
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