Mary J. Blige & A Tribe Called Quest Inducted Into Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame

Mary J. Blige
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 05: Mary J. Blige performs onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Mary J. Blige and A Tribe Called Quest have been inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame.

The induction ceremony is on Oct. 19 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland. It will be streamed live on Disney+. The Hall of Fame congratulated Blige, the legendary hip-hop group, and other inductees on Instagram. 

The post was captioned, “Congratulations to the #RockHall2024 Inductee Class for achieving Music’s Highest Honor! “

To be eligible for induction, artists must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago. Blige, ATCQ, Mariah Carey, and Rakim & Eric B were nominees for this year’s Hall of Fame induction. However, only Blige and ATCQ were inducted.

With eight multi-platinum albums and nine Grammys, Mary J. Blige will join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, boosting the representation of women in the institution. She has a flourishing acting career and organizes the annual Strengths Of A Woman Festival and Summit, which is held in May.

This year’s hip-hop-related acts join previous inductees such as N.W.A., Missy Elliott, and Soul Train creator Don Cornelius. 

Blige posted on Monday to express her gratitude for the award. The acceptance post was shared publicly and included a message of appreciation.

“Beyond Grateful!!!!!! This is incredible!!! God always has the final say!!!! Thank you to my fans all over the world!!!! Tears of Joy!!!!”

Before her induction into the Hall of Fame, Mary J. Blige discussed the possibility of retiring after the release of her upcoming album. Mary will headline Usher’s Lovers and Friends music festival this May in Las Vegas.