Including such music legends as Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane’s Addiction, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, and A Tribe Called Quest, the winners will be announced in late April, in preparation for the ceremony that will take place in Cleveland later this year.
In a statement from John Sykes, the Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation:
“This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates.” “Continuing in the true spirit of Rock & Roll, these artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”
In order to qualify for this year’s ballot, each nominee’s first single or full length had to have been released in 1999 or earlier, and of the fifteen nominees, ten musicians – including Mariah Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Ozzy Osbourne and Sade – are on the ballot for the first time. This will be the third nomination for A Tribe Called Quest and the second for Mary J. Blige, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, and Jane’s Addiction.
In years past, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has given way to many a reunion, the most notable of which could be Oasis in 2024 given Noel and Liam Gallagher’s bitter divide and focus on their solo careers. This year could also lead to a rare live performance from Ozzy Osbourne, the surviving members of Foreigner and A Tribe Called Quest to come back together, and Dave Navarro to play with Jane’s Addiction for the first time since the pandemic.
In reference to Cher having never been nominated as a solo artist or member of Sonny and Cher, in 2023 the iconic singer told Kelly Clarkson “I’m not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!” “You know what? I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars. I’m never gonna change my mind. I mean, they can just you-know-what themselves.”
The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will stream live for the second year in a row on Disney+ and an edited special will air later on ABC and on Hulu the following day.