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The 2024 field of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees have been announced and among the 15 artists up for the honor, 10 are landing on the ballot for the very first time including Mariah Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Sade and Ozzy Osbourne.
The criteria of eligibility requires an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
As for the complete list of nominees, Mary J. Blige, Eric B. & Rakim, Dave Matthews Band, A Tribe Called Quest and Jane's Addiction round out the field. The ballot is voted on by 1,000 artists, historians and members of the music industry, while fan-voting on the nominees is presently underway - HERE
The confirmation marks an especially important moment for Ozzy Osbourne who, if inducted, would be enshrined in the Rock Hall for a second time. Ozzy would immortalized back in 2006 when Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Ozzy commented on the possibility of being as two-time Hall of Famer. “I’m deeply honored to receive this news from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. To be one of the few musicians who’s being considered for a second entry, now as a solo artist, is something I could never have imagined. After 44 years as a solo artist the fact that I can continue to record music and receive this recognition is something I am incredibly proud of.”
Inductees will be announced this April. The induction ceremony will again stream live on Disney+ with a special airing on ABC at a later date and available on Hulu the next day. The 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony streamed live on Disney+ for the first time ever and was seen by some 13 million viewers.