JAY-Z will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
He joins an illustrious list of inductees for the Class of 2021 including Tina Turner, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Carole King, and Todd Rundgren.
JAY-Z was inducted in his first year of eligibility.
In order to be eligible for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or album had to have been released in 1995 or earlier. JAY-Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, dropped in 1996.
Three of this year’s inductees–Tina Turner, Dave Grohl, and Carole King–are entering the Hall of Fame for the second time. Turner entered in 1991 as half of the duo Ike & Tina Turner.
Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, and Dionne Warwick were also among this year’s 16-nominee ballot, but did not garner enough votes.
The induction ceremony will be held on October 30 and will broadcast on HBO Max at a later date.