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The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations were announced on Feb. 10. Once the 15 nominees were announced, the Rock Hall Fan Vote officially opened.

In case you missed it, the 15 nominees are:

-Mary J. Blige
-Mariah Carey
-Cher
-Dave Matthews Band
-Eric B. & Rakim
-Foreigner
-Peter Frampton
-Jane’s Addiction
-Kool & the Gang
-Lenny Kravitz
-Oasis
-Sinéad O’Connor
-Ozzy Osbourne
-Sade
-A Tribe Called Quest

Fans can cast their vote once a day at Vote.RockHall.com for who they think should be part of the 2024 Rock Hall induction class. This year, voting will last through April 26. Unlike previous years, fans will get to vote for up to seven nominees every day. Previously, the choices were capped at five nominees.

The Fan Vote was first launched in 2013. Per the Rock Hall, “There have been over four million fan votes cast over the past 10 years, with 64% of the Fan Vote ballot (35 of 55) earning induction in the same year; and 86% (38 of 44 unique nominations) eventually earning induction. In 2022, the entire Top 5 earned induction – the only time that has happened.”

Once voting closes, the top five vote artists in the Fan Vote will create what is called a “Fans’ Ballot.” It will be counted among the other ballots that various artists, historians, and music industry professionals fill out and submit.

To see the current top seven artists in the Rock Hall fan vote, keep scrolling. (NOTE: Vote tallies are as of April 11, 2024 at 12:38 PM ET.)

More on the 2024 Rock Hall Nominees and Induction Ceremony

The Rock Hall noted that ten of the 15 nominees are on the ballot for the first time. Those artists are Mariah Carey, Cher, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Kool & the Gang, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Ozzy Osbourne and Sade.

The 2024 inductees will be announced in late April. This year’s induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland. The exact date of the ceremony is currently unknown, but it will take place in the fall. As with last year, the 2024 ceremony will live stream on Disney+. An edited special will air on ABC at a later date, which will be available on Hulu the next day.

In a statement on the 2024 nominees, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation Chairman John Sykes said, “This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates. Continuing in the true spirit of Rock & Roll, these artists have created their own sounds that have impacted generations and influenced countless others that have followed in their footsteps.”

  • 7. Kool & the Gang: 257,423 votes.

    Kool & the Gang have been eligible for induction since 1995. However, they only received their first Rock Hall nomination in 2024. It’s pretty shocking, considering just how many hits are in their catalog. Those hits include “Celebration,” “Ladies’ Night,” “Get Down on It,” “Jungle Boogie” and “Hollywood Swinging.”

  • 6. Lenny Kravitz: 277,796 votes.

    Lenny Kravitz has been eligible for induction since 2014. This is his first nomination. Since debuting in 1989, he’s consistently offered up his unique brand of rock to the masses. Some of his biggest hits include “It Ain’ Over ’til It’s Over,” “Again,” “Fly Away” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way.”

  • 5. Cher: 307,154 votes.

    Cher has been eligible for the Rock Hall for over three decades, but 2024 marks her first nomination. Despite her current standing in the Fan Vote, Cher recently bashed the Rock Hall in a December 2023 appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Cher said, “I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars … They can just go you-know-what-themselves.”

  • 4. Ozzy Osbourne: 434,615 votes.

    Currently, The Prince of Darkness is atop the Fan Vote rankings, and it’s not a terribly big surprise. He’s been one of the most iconic figures in hard rock and metal for over 50 years. This is Osbourne’s first Rock Hall nomination as a solo artist, despite being eligible since 2005. Over course, Ozzy has a history of delayed acknowledgment from the Rock Hall. He was inducted as a member of Black Sabbath in 2006, despite being eligible since 1995.

  • 3. Peter Frampton: 469,145 votes.

    Like Foreigner, Peter Frampton has long been overlooked by the Rock Hall. Despite being eligible since 1997(!), 2024 marks Frampton’s first Rock Hall nomination. The guitarist candidly told Billboard he was in the bathroom when he learned of his nomination and let out a scream. Frampton said his band leader Rob Arthur came running once he heard him scream.

    “He thought something was wrong,” said Frampton. “So, anyway, it was a very good day.”

  • 2. Foreigner: 469,178 votes.

    Foreigner has been one of the Rock Hall’s most notable snubs over the years. The band has been eligible since 2003, and this is their first nomination. Guitarist/founding member Mick Jones said in response to the nomination, “I deeply appreciate the recognition from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame committee … Getting this news today is an incredible endorsement of what we have achieved over time.”

    Similar to Dave Matthews Band, expect Foreigner’s fans to really rally and put their support behind these classic rock giants.

  • 1. Dave Matthews Band: 528,866 votes.

    This year marks the second Rock Hall nomination for Dave Matthews Band. They were previously nominated in 2020. That year, the band won the Fan Vote, but they failed to be inducted. After the 2024 nomination was announced, DMB didn’t waste any time to plug the Fan Vote on social media. Considering their enthusiastic fanbase, don’t be surprised if Dave Matthews Band rises in the Fan Vote ranks.

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