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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Unveils 2024 Nominees

Here we go again. On Saturday (Feb. 10) morning, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced this year’s nominees, unveiling 15 artists who are in contention to join the Rock Hall’s Class of 2024.

The 2024 Rock Hall nominees are: Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige; powerhouse singer-songwriter Mariah Carey; half-century-plus pop icon Cher; roots rock jam band Dave Matthews Band; hip-hop pioneers Eric B. & Rakim; stadium rock hitmakers Foreigner; arena-filling guitar (and talk box) pro Peter Frampton; alt hard rockers Jane’s Addiction; funky R&B legends Kool & the Gang; rock standard bearer Lenny Kravitz; Britpop poster boys Oasis; alt pop iconoclast Sinéad O’Connor; metal god Ozzy Osbourne; sophisticated R&B purveyors Sade; and alt hip-hop progenitors A Tribe Called Quest.

Two thirds of the names on the 2024 Rock Hall ballot are first-timers, despite years of eligibility (particularly in the cases of Cher, Frampton and Foreigner). This marks the second nomination for Mary J. Blige, Eric B. & Rakim, Jane’s Addiction and Dave Matthews Band, and the third for A Tribe Called Quest.

Surprisingly, The White Stripes – who appeared on the 2023 ballot and raised eyebrows when they failed to clinch induction – aren’t even on this year’s ballot. Cyndi Lauper is another name from the 2023 ballot not up for induction this year.

The 2024 nominees will be decided by a voting body of 1,000+ “artists, historians and members of the music industry,” per a press release. The Rock Hall’s Class of 2024 will be announced in late April.

This year’s induction ceremony returns to Cleveland, home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame headquarters, this fall. For the second consecutive year, the 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will live stream on Disney+. It will air on ABC at a later, to-be-announced date, and be available on Hulu the following day.

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