Cher Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame After Feeling Snubbed

Cher is nominated in this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class, but will she accept it?

On Saturday (Feb. 10), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for this year’s induction during the TCA in Los Angeles. Along with Cher, this included Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, 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. You’ll recall that less than two months ago, Cher spoke candidly about not already having the honor, given her contributions to the music industry.

During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, when the host spoke about her accomplishments, Cher reminded the audience, “And I’m not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” She continued, “I’m not kidding you. I was about to say shitting you! You know what, I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars … I’m never going to change my mind. They can just go you-know-what themselves.”

To be eligible for The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, artists must have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior. The international voting body, consisting of music industry artists, historians and members, will submit their ballots for their picks for entry into the prestigious hall later this year. Inductees will be announced in late April. The 2024 ceremony will stream exclusively on Disney+ along with an ABC special leading up to the induction day.

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