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Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go's, Tina Turner lead Rock Hall of Fame nominees
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Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go's, Tina Turner lead Rock Hall of Fame nominees

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NEW YORK — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year's nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go's, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick.

Artists are eligible for a nomination 25 years after the release of their first official recording. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

The Go-Go's

The Go-Go's, from left, Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock and Jane Wiedlin, pose at their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Aug. 11, 2011. The band made this year’s list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The class of 2021 will be announced in May.

Several candidates are looking for a second spot in the hall. Turner would be inducted for a second time, having gone to the hall as part of Ike & Tina Turner in 1991. Nominee Carole King is already in the hall as a songwriter, and she would go in again this time as a performer. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana.

If elected, King and Turner would become the second and third female artists inducted twice, following Stevie Nicks' 2019 election; she was also in as a member of Fleetwood Mac.

Other nominees this year include: Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine and Todd Rundgren. LL Cool J is on his sixth nomination, and Chaka Khan is on her third solo nomination.

The class of 2021 will be announced in May.

2020 inductees to the Rock Hall of Fame:

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