Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2024 inductees include Cher, Ozzy Osbourne: Full list

(Left) Singer and actress Cher poses for a Fashion Session in a Bob Mackie Creation on April 9, 1978, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images) (Right) Ozzy Osbourne visits the Tribeca Film Festival 2011 portrait studio on Apr

The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, which include Mary J. Blige, Cher and Ozzy Osbourne. 

The five other inductees into this year’s performer category are Foreigner, A Tribe Called Quest, Kool & The Gang, Dave Matthews Band and Peter Frampton.

Alexis Korner, John Mayall and Big Mama Thornton earned the Musical Influence Award, while the late Jimmy Buffett, MC5, Dionne Warwick and Norman Whitfield will get the Musical Excellence Award. 

Pioneering music executive Suzanne de Passe won the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

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

The music acts nominated this year but didn't make the cut included Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, the late Sinéad O’Connor, soul-pop singer Sade, Britpoppers Oasis, hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim and alt-rockers Jane’s Addiction.

Closer look at 2024 Rock Hall inductees

There had been a starry push to get Foreigner — with the hits "Urgent" and "Hot Blooded" — into the hall, with Mark Ronson, Jack Black, Slash, Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney all publicly backing the move. Ronson's stepfather is Mick Jones, Foreigner's founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist.

Osbourne, who led many parents in the 1980s to clutch their pearls with his devil imagery and sludgy music, goes in as a solo artist, having already been inducted into the hall with metal masters Black Sabbath.

Four of the eight nominees — Cher, Foreigner, Frampton and Kool & the Gang — were on the ballot for the first time.

Cher — the only artist to have a No. 1 song in each of the past six decades — and Blige, with eight multi-platinum albums and nine Grammy Awards, will help boost the number of women in the hall, which critics say is too low.

Artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years before they’re eligible for induction.

Nominees were voted on by more than 1,000 artists, historians and music industry professionals. Fans voted online or in person at the museum, with the top five artists picked by the public making up a "fans’ ballot" that was tallied with the other professional ballots.

Last year, Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, Kate Bush and the late George Michael were some of the artists who got into the hall.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2024 induction ceremony

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Oct. 19 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

It will stream live on Disney+ with an airing on ABC at a later date and available on Hulu the next day.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.