Cher, A Tribe Called Quest, and Dave Matthews Band Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024


Cher, A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Matthews Band, and Mary J. Blige are all getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2024. The other performer inductees are Ozzy Osbourne, Kool & The Gang, Peter Frampton, and Foreigner.

This year’s Musical Influence Award goes to Alexis Korner, John Mayall, and Big Mama Thornton, while Jimmy Buffett, MC5, Dionne Warwick, and Norman Whitfield will receive the Musical Excellence Award. (Interestingly, Buffett was not on the ballot this year, nor has the late singer-songwriter ever been nominated in previous editions.) Additionally, Suzanne de Passe, one of the first leading female executives in the music business and a figure in the Motown scene, will get the Ahmet Ertegun Award. The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air as a special on ABC at a later date and stream on Hulu the day afterwards.

Cher, Kool & the Gang, Peter Frampton, and Foreigner are making the Rock Hall after their first nominations. A Tribe Called Quest were nominated twice before this year in 2022 and 2023, Mary J. Blige got a previous nod in 2021, and Dave Matthews Band was in the running in 2020. Ozzy Osbourne is technically in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame already, but as a member of Black Sabbath—not as a solo act.

The artists who were nominated for 2024 induction but did not make the final cut are Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Sade, Mariah Carey, and Eric B. & Rakim. Last summer, O’Connor died after a lifetime of serving as inspiration for outspoken artists and finding inner strength.

Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, Rage Against the Machine, Willie Nelson, George Michael, and the Spinners were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the class of 2023. That’s one less performer inductee than this upcoming class.