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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces 2024 inductees


Mon, Apr 22nd 2024 12:40 pm

Induction ceremony to take place in Cleveland on Saturday, Oct. 19; returns to Disney+ and ABC

√ Inductees announced live on ‘American Idol’ by Ryan Seacrest and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Lionel Richie 

Press Release

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation on Sunday announced the 2024 inductees for music’s highest honor in the following categories:

•Performer Category:

  • Mary J. Blige
  • Cher
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Foreigner
  • Peter Frampton
  • Kool & The Gang
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • A Tribe Called Quest

•Musical Influencer Award:

  • Alexis Korner
  • Big Mama Thornton
  • John Mayall

•Musical Excellence Award:

  • Dionne Warwick
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • MC5
  • Norman Whitfield

•Ahmet Ertegun Award:

  • Suzanne de Passe

Music’s highest honor, the 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be live on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. The event will once again stream live on Disney+ with a special airing on ABC at a later date and available on Hulu the next day.

“Rock ’n’ roll is an ever-evolving amalgam of sounds that impacts culture and moves generations,” said John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “This diverse group of inductees each broke down musical barriers and influenced countless artists that followed in their footsteps.”

The inductees were announced live on ABC by Ryan Seacrest and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Lionel Richie during the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Night” episode of “American Idol,” where the top 14 finalists took on songs from legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees as America voted live for the Top 12. The episode is available on Hulu.

The induction categories include the following: 

√ Performers: artists who have created music whose originality, impact and influence have changed the course of rock ’n’ roll.

√ Musical Influence Award: artists whose music and performance style have directly influenced, inspired and evolved rock ’n’ roll and music impacting youth culture. 

√ Musical Excellence Award: given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music.

√ Ahmet Ertegun Award: non-performing industry professionals who have had a major influence on the creative development and growth of rock ’n’ roll and music that has impacted youth culture.

To be eligible, an individual artist or band must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Four out of the eight inductees in the Performer category were on the ballot for the first time, including Cher, Foreigner, Kool & the Gang and Peter Frampton.

Ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later date. Select Rock & Roll Hall of Fame donors and members receive exclusive induction ticket opportunities. Donate or join by June 30 to be eligible. Visit rockhall.com/membership to learn more.

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