EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ — Dionne Warwick, the musical icon, six-time Grammy winner, and East Orange native, has been nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. 

Winners will be announced in May and the ceremony will take place in the fall of 2021. 

Although Warwick's music is not considered rock and roll, in recent years, the Rock Hall of Fame has broadened their musical pallet through the induction of various genres.

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If Warwick wins, the “That's What Friends are For” singer will join her cousin, the late Whitney Houston who was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020. 

Warwick is among 16 nominees this year: Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls and Todd Rundgren.