Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2024 Nominees, Including Mary J. Blige, Cher, and Mariah Carey

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2024 Nominees, Including Mary J. Blige, Cher, and Mariah Carey
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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the class of 2024, and many of the artists on the list are women. Mariah Carey, Cher, SinĂ©ad O’Connor, and Sade are among the first-time nominees, while Mary J. Blige has made a reappearance. Other nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane’s Addiction, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Ozzy Osbourne, and A Tribe Called Quest. To be considered for induction, artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has faced criticism in the past for its focus on white male artists. However, in recent years, there has been a shift towards more diversity in the nominations and inductees. From 2021 to 2023, 33% of the inductees were female and 48% were people of color. In comparison, between 1986 and 2020, only 13% of inductees were female and 37% were people of color. The Hall of Fame is committed to recognizing and honoring the impact and influence of female artists, as stated in a recent statement.

One artist who has expressed frustration with the Hall of Fame is Cher. In a recent interview, she expressed anger at being shut out for so long. However, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris believes that Cher belongs on the ballot and hopes that she will change her mind if selected. The new inductees for 2024 will be announced in April, and the induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in the fall in Cleveland, Ohio.


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