This year’s nominations include hip-hop royalty, JAY-Z and LL Cool J, as well as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige.
“This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” said John Sykes, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman, in a statement. “These nominees have left an indelible impact on the sonic landscape of the world and influenced countless artists that have followed them.”
Fans can cast their votes for their favorite stars beginning Wednesday through April 30, on the Rock Halls website. The ceremony will be held this fall in Cleveland, while the inductees will be announced in May.