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Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera at Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, and more lent their vocal chops to Saturday night’s 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony held at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Swift had all eyes on her as she opened the in-person event, which went virtual last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a rendition of Carole King’s co-written song Will You Love Me Tomorrow.


The 31-year-old singer’s moving performance served as the induction of King into the Hall Of Fame who had previously presented her with the Artist of the Decade award at the 2019 American Music Awards

Performer: Taylor Swift stole the show as she performed in a lacy catsuit at the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday evening

Kicking it off: The 31-year-old superstar took the stage at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio and opened the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony with a rendition of Carole King's Will You Love Me Tomorrow

Performer: Taylor Swift stole the show as she performed in a lacy catsuit at the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday evening 


Taylor’s show-stopping performance look included a black lace catsuit with hints of sparkles, and black heeled booties which showed off her svelte frame. 

Her golden locks were left down in soft waves and she wore a light face of makeup which included a gentle smokey eye and a pink lip. 

The performance was full of heart and admiration for the 79-year-old singer whose music she grew up listening to. 

And though she did put her own spin on the song — which was written by she and former husband Gerry Goffin and performed by The Shirelles in 1960 — the performance was enough to move Carole to tears. 

Icon: The performance was full of heart and admiration for the 79-year-old singer whose music she grew up listening to

Induction: The moving performance which opened the show, served as the induction of King into the ROck & Roll Hall Of Fame

Induction: The moving performance which opened the show, served as the induction of King into the ROck & Roll Hall Of Fame 

Cheeky: A view of Taylor's svelte frame and backside could be seen in images captured

Cheeky: A view of Taylor’s svelte frame and backside could be seen in images captured 

She pranced around the stage in her eye-catching look and did some verses with her microphone in the stand before working the room with a handheld mic. 

As the camera panned to her she reportedly wiped tears from her eyes and gave an emotion-filled nod of approval. 

After her performance, Taylor officially inducted King into the Hall Of Fame for the second time. 

She was previously inducted in 1990 for her songwriting achievements alongside Gerry Goffin.  

Nod of approval: As the camera panned to Taylor, she reportedly wiped tears from her eyes and gave an emotion-filled nod of approval

Nod of approval: As the camera panned to Taylor, she reportedly wiped tears from her eyes and gave an emotion-filled nod of approval

Sultry: Between her outfit and her emotion while singing the classic 1960 song, Swift brought the house down

Sultry: Between her outfit and her emotion while singing the classic 1960 song, Swift brought the house down 

Legacy: 'Thank you for carrying the torch forward, Carole told Taylor in her induction speech

Legacy: ‘Thank you for carrying the torch forward, Carole told Taylor in her induction speech 

Crowd pleaser: Throughout the performance Swift received cheers from fans in the crowd

Crowd pleaser: Throughout the performance Swift received cheers from fans in the crowd

Full scale: From a wide shot the magnitude of the audience and stage setup were seen

Full scale: From a wide shot the magnitude of the audience and stage setup were seen 

Only two other women have snagged the honor of being twice-inducted, including Stevie Nicks and Tina Turner — who also received a dual induction at the 2021 ceremony.

‘Thank you for carrying the torch forward, Carole said to Taylor in her induction speech. 

She continued to say: ‘You know I’m kind of a hermit, to come out and see old friends and new, and all of you here tonight, to welcome all of the inductees, it’s unbelievable.

‘I keep hearing it, so I guess I am going to have to own it, that today’s female singers and songwriters stand on my shoulders.’ 

Ethereal: Her golden locks were left down in soft waves and she wore a light face of makeup which included a gentle smokey eye and a pink lip

All smiles: Following her set she beamed with joy as she played with her microphone stand

Ethereal: Her golden locks were left down in soft waves and she wore a light face of makeup which included a gentle smokey eye and a pink lip

Personal ties: The ladies have crossed paths before as King had presented Taylor with her 2019 AMA award for Artist Of The Decade

Personal ties: The ladies have crossed paths before as King had presented Taylor with her 2019 AMA award for Artist Of The Decade 

Jenny from the block! Jennifer Lopez performed as part of LL Cool J's big night where he received the Award for Musical Excellence

Jenny from the block! Jennifer Lopez performed as part of LL Cool J’s big night where he received the Award for Musical Excellence

Wow! The stunning singer looked phenomenal in her edgy stage look

 Wow! The stunning singer looked phenomenal in her edgy stage look 

Abs of steel! The singer's fantastic washboard abs were a sight to behold as she collaborated with honoree  LL Cool J

Abs of steel! The singer’s fantastic washboard abs were a sight to behold as she collaborated with honoree  LL Cool J

Touchy! Even LL who she has collaborated with on numerous songs including All I Have couldn't resist touching her midriff

Touchy! Even LL who she has collaborated with on numerous songs including All I Have couldn’t resist touching her midriff

Dynamic duo: For LL's second surprise guest as a special honored guest of the evening, he brought out none other than Eminem

Dynamic duo: For LL’s second surprise guest as a special honored guest of the evening, he brought out none other than Eminem 

Collaboration: The duo performed Rock the Bells and it included a near rap  battle

Collaboration: The duo performed Rock the Bells and it included a near rap  battle

Second tribute: Jennifer Hudson also paid tribute You've Got a Friend crooner also received a tribute performance from Jennifer Hudson

Second tribute: Jennifer Hudson also paid tribute You’ve Got a Friend crooner also received a tribute performance from Jennifer Hudson

Former collaborators: The Dream Girls star and King had collaborated on a song for the Aretha Franklin biopic

Former collaborators: The Dream Girls star and King had collaborated on a song for the Aretha Franklin biopic

Pop diva: Christina Aguilera paid tribute to Tina Turner at the event

Pop diva: Christina Aguilera paid tribute to Tina Turner at the event 

Giving it her all: The Genie In A Bottle singer laid down her signature pipes while rocking a T-shirt and corset ensemble

Giving it her all: The Genie In A Bottle singer laid down her signature pipes while rocking a T-shirt and corset ensemble 

Production: As each artist paid tribute to one of their greats a giant visual of them was plastered behind

Production: As each artist paid tribute to one of their greats a giant visual of them was plastered behind 

Her turn: Mickey Guyton was also there to pay tribute in song to Tina Turner

Her turn: Mickey Guyton was also there to pay tribute in song to Tina Turner 

Stacked lineup: Additionally H.E.R. and Keith Urban paid the Proud Mary legend a joint tribute

Stacked lineup: Additionally H.E.R. and Keith Urban paid the Proud Mary legend a joint tribute 

Keeping the energy up: The singer and the New Zealand born musician took turns with killer electric guitar riffs

Keeping the energy up: The singer and the New Zealand born musician took turns with killer electric guitar riffs 

Another tribute: Gary Clark Jr. also performed a tribute number to the late Charley Patton

Another tribute: Gary Clark Jr. also performed a tribute number to the late Charley Patton

Her turn! Carole was also seen delighting the audience with a song as she played the piano

Her turn! Carole was also seen delighting the audience with a song as she played the piano 

Additionally the legendary You’ve Got a Friend crooner also received a tribute performance from Jennifer Hudson. 

She and Hudson had collaborated on a song for the Aretha Franklin biopic, and at the event Carole was seen posing with her daughters Louise and Sherry Goffin as well as Grohl in a backstage snap. 

The 12 other inductees/special award recipients at the 2021 ceremony were: Tina Turner, The Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Charley Patton, Gil-Scott Heron, Billy Preston, Clarence Avant and Randy Rhoads. 

 LL Cool J was given the Award for Musical Excellence by Dr. Dre and surprised the crowd as he brought out Jennifer Lopez and Eminem to perform some of his classic hits on stage. 

Tina Turner was inducted by Angela Bassett who played her in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. 

Chuffed: Taking the microphone to induct King, Swift slipped a blazer over her show look

Chuffed: Taking the microphone to induct King, Swift slipped a blazer over her show look 

Momentous: Swift took the stage to say some words about her inspiration with old images of the legendary songwriter on screens in the back

Momentous: Swift took the stage to say some words about her inspiration with old images of the legendary songwriter on screens in the back  

Honored: The singer songwriters exchanged words while the Wildest Dreams singer handed her an honorary trophy

Honored: The singer songwriters exchanged words while the Wildest Dreams singer handed her an honorary trophy 

Taking credit: 'I keep hearing it, so I guess I am going to have to own it, that today's female singers and songwriters stand on my shoulders,' Carole said in her speech

Taking credit: ‘I keep hearing it, so I guess I am going to have to own it, that today’s female singers and songwriters stand on my shoulders,’ Carole said in her speech 

Also honored: Dr. Dre handed LL the Award for Musical Excellence, but he was not inducted

Also honored: Dr. Dre handed LL the Award for Musical Excellence, but he was not inducted 

Overwhelmed: The R&B great looked overwhelmed to receive the honor

Overwhelmed: The R&B great looked overwhelmed to receive the honor 

Presenting: Angela Bassett who played Turner in the 1993 biopic What's Love Got To Do inducted the singer in but she was not present

Presenting: Angela Bassett who played Turner in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do inducted the singer in but she was not present 

Special honor: Clarence Avant was also presented with the Ahmet Ertegun Award by Lionel Richie

Special honor: Clarence Avant was also presented with the Ahmet Ertegun Award by Lionel Richie

Jay-Z! Jay-Z was also an inductee for the evening as he was seen sans Beyonce applauding after some moving performances during the ceremony

Jay-Z! Jay-Z was also an inductee for the evening as he was seen sans Beyonce applauding after some moving performances during the ceremony 

Enthused: Drew Barrymore inducted The Go-Go's into the Hall Of Fame and got crafty with her speech

Enthused: Drew Barrymore inducted The Go-Go’s into the Hall Of Fame and got crafty with her speech

Towel up! Barrymore was seen wrapping a towel around her body and her head before doing a face mask in a cooky introduction

Towel up! Barrymore was seen wrapping a towel around her body and her head before doing a face mask in a cooky introduction

Imitating art: The daytime talk show host continued to emulate the band's Beauty And The Beat album with a towel and face mask

Imitating art: The daytime talk show host continued to emulate the band’s Beauty And The Beat album with a towel and face mask 

Buddied up: Paul McCartney presented Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters with their induction, marking Grohl's second as a musician after being inducted for Nirvana; (right to left) Nancy Shevell, Grohl, and McCartney pictured

Buddied up: Paul McCartney presented Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters with their induction, marking Grohl’s second as a musician after being inducted for Nirvana; (right to left) Nancy Shevell, Grohl, and McCartney pictured 

Family affair: Grohl was joined by his daughters Violet, 15, Harper, 12, and Ophelia, seven, as well as his wife Jordyn Blum (pictured above)

Family affair: Grohl was joined by his daughters Violet, 15, Harper, 12, and Ophelia, seven, as well as his wife Jordyn Blum (pictured above)

More attendees! Michael J Fox (right) was seen in attendance at the event

More attendees! Michael J Fox (right) was seen in attendance at the event 

Performances in Turner’s honor included H.E.R. and Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera, Mickey Guyton and Bryan Adams, but Turner was not there in person to accept the award. 

Gary Clark Jr. also performed a tribute number to the late Charley Patton who was inducted .

The Foo Fighters were inducted by Paul McCartney and The Go-Go’s were inducted by Drew Barrymore, and Clarence Avant was also presented with the Ahmet Ertegun Award by Lionel Richie. 

The event will be accessible to stream on HBO and HBO Max sometime in November. 

Amid the Coronavirus, this year all ticket holders were required to show proof of vaccination (14 days past final vaccination shot) or a negative COVID test within 48 hours.

Towering above: In a backstage snap Swift was seen towering over King who kept it cool in Van sneakers at the event

Towering above: In a backstage snap Swift was seen towering over King who kept it cool in Van sneakers at the event 

Hugs: The ceremony was held in person this year following 2020's virtual event but proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test were required for entry

Hugs: The ceremony was held in person this year following 2020’s virtual event but proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test were required for entry 

Honored: Both two time inductees, Grohl and King posed for a photo

Honored: Both two time inductees, Grohl and King posed for a photo

Sweet moment: After her tribute performance Hudson posed with King who received her second Hall Of Fame induction

Sweet moment: After her tribute performance Hudson posed with King who received her second Hall Of Fame induction

Costume change: Jennifer was seen backstage with Dr. Dre as she beamed in a black suit that bared her abs

Costume change: Jennifer was seen backstage with Dr. Dre as she beamed in a black suit that bared her abs 

Best buds: Dr. Dre and Eminem whose friendship and collaborative roots go way back were seen backstage

Best buds: Dr. Dre and Eminem whose friendship and collaborative roots go way back were seen backstage 

Squad! The iconic quadruplet of Eminem, Dr. Dre, LL and JLo were pictured together

Squad! The iconic quadruplet of Eminem, Dr. Dre, LL and JLo were pictured together 

Bling bling: Cool J showed off his very icy diamond knuckle ring with his name

Bling bling: Cool J showed off his very icy diamond knuckle ring with his name

Radiant: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were also in attendance at the star-studded event

Radiant: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were also in attendance at the star-studded event 

Trio: The Big Little Lies star posed with her husband of 15 years and Dr. Dre backstage

Trio: The Big Little Lies star posed with her husband of 15 years and Dr. Dre backstage 


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