Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Oasis Lead Nominees

The applications of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2024 is in – and the list includes 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. Winners will be announced in late April and the ceremony will take place in Cleveland later in the year.

“This remarkable list of nominees reflects the diversity of artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates,” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President John Sykes said in a statement. “Continuing in the true spirit of Rock & Roll, these artists created their own sounds that left their mark on generations and influenced countless others who followed in their footsteps.”

To qualify for this year's ballot, each candidate's first single or album had to be released in 1999 or earlier. Ten of the fifteen nominees (Mariah Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O'Connor, Ozzy Osbourne and Sade) are in the running for the first time. All were eligible in previous years.

This is 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.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been the source of many heart-stopping reunions over the years. The most notable possible this year is Oasis, but that's very hard to imagine considering that Noel and Liam Gallagher remain bitterly divided and focused on their solo careers. It's also an opportunity for Ozzy Osbourne to do a rare live performance, for the surviving members of Foreigner and A Tribe Called Quest to reunite, and for Dave Navarro to play with Jane's Addiction for the first time since the arrival of Covid.


Surprisingly, Cher has never been nominated before, either as a solo artist or as one half of Sonny and Cher. “I’m not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!” she exclaimed to Kelly Clarkson in December 2023. “You know what? I wouldn't be here now if they gave me a million dollars. I will never change my mind. I mean, they can just you know what themselves.

With or without Cher, the ceremony will be broadcast live for the second year in a row on Disney+. An edited special will air later on ABC and will be available on Hulu the following day.

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