Jimmy Cliff was announced on Wednesday as one of twelve 2010 nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The other nominees are ABBA, Darlene Love, Donna Summer, Genesis, KISS, Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chantels, The Hollies, and The Stooges.
To be eligible for nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an act must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Thus, this year’s nominees had to release their first single no later than 1984. Ballots will be sent to more than 500 voters, who will make their selections for artistes to be inducted.
The five artistes with the most votes will be announced in January 2010, and their induction ceremony will happen on March 15, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, New York City. It will be the 25th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony