Rock Hall Nominees for 2024

Rock Hall Nominees for 2024

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a wide musical net that also includes the pop-soul of Sade and Britpoppers Oasis. Mariah Carey, Cher, Lenny Kravitz, the late Sinéad O'Connor and heavy metal's so-called Prince of Darkness are some of the 2024 nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland this fall.

Ozzy Osbourne gets the nod as a solo artist. He led many parents in the 1980s to clutch their pearls with his devil imagery and sludgy music. He has already gone into the hall with Black Sabbath. These nominations were also handed to hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, soft rockers Foreigner, singer-guitarist Peter Frampton, alt-rockers Jane's Addiction and Dave Matthews Band, and dance icons Kool & the Gang.

John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement, "Continuing in the true spirit of rock 'n' roll, these artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps,"

Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Kravitz, Oasis, O'Connor, Sade and Osbourne are included in the 10 of the 15 nominees on the ballot for the first time.

Sade was inducted last year into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her 1980s soft rock hits include "Smooth Operator" and "The Sweetest Taboo".

Carey had 19 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, Blige with eight multi-platinum albums and nine Grammy Awards. Cher is the only artist to have a No. 1 song in each of the past six decades. It would help boost the number of women in the hall.

To be eligible for induction, artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago. More than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry professionals will vote for the nominees. Fans will be able to vote online or in person at the museum. "fans' ballot"  will pick the top five artists. The ballot will be tallied with the other professional ballots.

Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, Kate Bush and the late George Michael were some of the artists who got into the hall last year. Source: CBS News.

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