Jimmy Cliff hat es unter die 10 nominierten Künstler geschafft. 5 von ihnen werden mit in die amerikanische "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame“ aufgenommen. Die Nomminierten sind: Jimmy Cliff, ABBA, The Chantels, Genesis, The Hollies, KISS, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Stooges, Donna Summer
Am 15.03.2010 werden die Ausgezeichneten bekant gegeben. www.rockhall.com

Text über Jimmy Cliff:
Very few single albums can be said to have changed music forever. Jimmy Cliff’s The Harder They Come is one. The album – and the movie that spawned it – introduced reggae to a worldwide audience and changed the image of the genre from cruise ship soundtrack to music of rebellion and inspiration. “Sitting in Limbo,” “The Harder They Come,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” and “Many Rivers to Cross” made Jimmy Cliff the first international reggae superstar and created the model that Bob Marley would soon follow. A beautifully gifted singer and a uniquely influential songwriter, Jimmy Cliff has made a profound impact on rock and pop music all over the world for 40 years.( www.rockhall.com)