The 2021 Rock Hall nominations have sparked that genre debate again
The 16 nominations have caused some controversy this week.February 10, 2021
On Wednesday, the 16 artists nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year were finally announced. Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, JAY-Z, Tina Turner and Rage Against The Machine are among the acts nominated this year.
Now, it looks like the nominations have sparked that debate about what is considered rock music again.
It seems like every year the Rock Hall announces its induction nominees, the internet begins debating what rock music actually is. Last year, music fans weighed in on the controversy after artists such as the Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston were nominated and eventually inducted into the Rock Hall.
Now, it looks like the same debate is happening again this year. Following the nominations announcement on Wednesday, music fans flocked to social media to share their thoughts. For many, they are wondering why acts such as JAY-Z, LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige and Chaka Khan are nominated. Why? Well, all of these artists are often associated with the rap and R&B genres.
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) February 10, 2021
However, some also argue that the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame should just be renamed to the Music Hall Of Fame. That way, more artists can be included in the nominations and the name can better reflect the artists already inducted.
Ultimately, the Rock Hall nominations bring into question what rock music is really considered to be. This debate has become more prominent over the years as artists continue to genre bend and jump in their careers.
Can It just be renamed to music hall of fame cause some of these nominations are not rock artists
— Nick Cain Jr? (@NickCainJr) February 10, 2021
Jay F’ing Z!!!!!! What has he done to deserve even a nomination!
Duran Duran celebrating 40yrs, even had Notorious B.I.G sample them, sold over 120 million records, sold out tours and get nothing!! Jay-Z marries Beyoncé, grunts on a few songs and he’s nominated!!
— Zach??? (@ZachCole41) February 10, 2021
jay z might get in the rock n roll hall of fame before blink 182 smh
— ÄRYAN ÄWAKENING PART TWO (@dead4707) February 10, 2021
Since when did the rock and roll hall of fame stop nominating rock and roll artists?
— Alison (@alshanley) February 10, 2021
I just thought about this and I got this wrong, at least the Rock & Roll part. All our current music stems from the blues.
I guess my bitch is at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. There are hundreds of artists out there that should have already been inducted. https://t.co/X94jbWOaWj
— Treason Has Consequences? ?? (@Adamtheactivist) February 10, 2021
sooooo why do they still call it the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Just call it the Music Hall of Fame and it makes sense. https://t.co/VDwKy6r8vo
— Corey Cohen #MaskUp (@CoreyECohen) February 10, 2021
There’s nothing less Rock & Roll than the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
— Secret Drug Addict (@ScrtDrugAddict) February 10, 2021
rock and roll hall of fame have no fucking idea what theyre doing anymore https://t.co/zA5lQIVBop
— doggy (@dogshxxt) February 10, 2021
The rock Nd roll hall of fame should be renamed to the music hall of fame or something.
— deonte austin (@mrnastyaustin) February 10, 2021
Why is the rock n roll hall of fame for all genres? Like why each genre’s don’t have they own hall of fames or why isn’t the rock n roll hall of fame named the music hall of fame or something like that?
— TYE (@WhosTYE) February 10, 2021
oh, sorry I though this hall of fame was for rock, not rap.
— caleb jesse saint⌫ (@cjaysaintscs) February 10, 2021
Voting is now open for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. Voting officially closes on Apr. 30 and the 2021 inductees will be announced in May. The Rock Hall plans to hold its ceremony in Cleveland this fall. More information regarding the event and tickets will be announced at a later date.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces the Nominees for #RockHall2021 Induction – and the Fan Vote is now open. Watch the official announcement here, then head to https://t.co/9DIz8WWd6Z pic.twitter.com/tGuSzyvEYT
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) February 10, 2021
What are your reactions to the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominations list? Do you think the Rock Hall should be renamed to the Music Hall Of Fame? Let us know in the comments below.