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11th Feb 2024

Sinéad O’Connor nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Simon Kelly

Sinéad O'Connor

She is among an impressive list of nominees.

Sinéad O’Connor has been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside a multitude of influential artists, including Oasis, Mariah Carey and Cher.

The legendary Irish singer and activist, who died last year, was catapulted into the public consciousness in 1985 with her song ‘Nothing Compares To U’.

O’Connor was one of 15 acts nominated that will eventually be narrowed down, through a public vote, as well as the vote of 1,000 industry experts, and put forward for the honour.

Sinéad O’Connor nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The ceremony for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will take place later this year in Cleveland, Ohio.

Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record.

The full list of the nominees for 2024 are as follows:

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

John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said: “This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honours and celebrates.”

Ozzy Osborne is already in the Hall of Fame for his work with Black Sabbath, but is now a nominee for his solo career.

Ten of the 15 nominees are on the ballot for the first time, including O’Connor.

The singer passed away in July last year, aged 56. It was recently determined that she died of natural causes in her home in London.

Annie Lennox paid tribute to the Dub last week at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, singing a rendition of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, while also calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

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