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Over the weekend, Carey was revealed as one of the nominees for the 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Songbird Supreme expressed her gratitude at being considered for a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Following the announcement of her nomination alongside esteemed musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Cher, Mary J. Blige, and Sade for the 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Mariah Carey reacted to the honor in a social media post.
“Beyond excited and thrilled to be among these legendary nominees for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction,” wrote the 54-year-old “We Belong Together” singer-songwriter in a Sunday post on Instagram. “Congratulations to all! @rockhall.”
Kravitz, 59, reminisced about his longstanding friendship with Carey in a comment on her post, stating, “Congratulations! We’ve come a long way. Honored to share yet another experience with you.”
Furthermore, alongside receiving Rock Hall nominations simultaneously, Kravitz and Carey were both honored with the Recording Academy Global Impact Award, a CEO Merit Award, at the Recording Academy Honors presented by the Black Music Collective earlier this month.
Reflecting on their enduring bond, the “Again” performer discussed their longtime friendship during an interview with PEOPLE on the red carpet for the event, which took place at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
“Lenny Kravitz reminisced about his connection with Mariah Carey, whom he met on the east side of New York City, where they shared mutual friends,” Kravitz recalled their early days while working on their respective music demos. He fondly remembered Carey working at a sports bar he frequented. Kravitz expressed his delight in celebrating this nomination alongside Carey, emphasizing the significance of their shared history.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation recently unveiled this year’s nominees, which includes a diverse array of artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane’s Addiction, Kool & the Gang, Oasis, Sinéad O’Connor, Ozzy Osbourne, and A Tribe Called Quest.”
John Sykes, the chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, emphasized the diversity and impact of the nominees in a recent statement. He highlighted how these artists, representing a wide range of musical styles, have left an indelible mark on music history, influencing subsequent generations. To be eligible for nomination, artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago or by 1999, as per the foundation’s criteria.
Among this year’s nominees, ten are making their first appearance on the ballot, including notable names such as Mariah Carey, Cher, Lenny Kravitz, Ozzy Osbourne, Sade, and the late Sinéad O’Connor. Additionally, thirteen artists from last year’s class of inductees, such as George Michael, Chaka Khan, Missy Elliott, Kate Bush, and Sheryl Crow, continue to be celebrated for their contributions to the world of music.