HITS Daily Double


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has unveiled its 2024 nominees. As in other recent years, the list covers a multitude of genres, encompassing hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, alternative, soul and funk.

So without further ado, here are this year's contenders: Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Cher, Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane's Addiction, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O'Connor, Ozzy Osbourne, Sade and A Tribe Called Quest.

Ten of the 15 nominees are on the ballot for the first time: Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Kravitz, Oasis, O’Connor, Osbourne and Sade. Inductees will be announced in late April; the induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland this fall.

The show will once again stream live on Disney+, with a special airing on ABC at a later date; it will also be available to stream on Hulu the next day. Last year the ABC special reached more than 13m viewers via TV and streaming.

Congratulations to all the nominated artists, including Cher, who recently said, “I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars… They can you-know-what themselves.” Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too.

Rumors that Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes will perform a rare acoustic set have yet to be confirmed.