Mariah Carey Is 'Beyond Thrilled and Excited' Over Rock Hall Nomination Alongside Cher, Lenny Kravitz and More

Carey was announced as one of the 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees over the weekend

<p>Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic</p> Mariah Carey in Los Angeles on Feb. 1, 2024

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Mariah Carey in Los Angeles on Feb. 1, 2024

The Songbird Supreme feels grateful to be considered for a slot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

After Mariah Carey was announced as one of the 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees alongside Lenny Kravitz, Cher, Mary J. Blige, Sade and more musicians over the weekend, the "We Belong Together" singer-songwriter 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 Carey, 54, in a Sunday post on Instagram. "Congratulations to all! @rockhall."

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Kravitz, 59, reflected on his longtime friendship with Carey in a comment on her post, writing, "Congratulations! We’ve come a long way. Honored to share yet another experience with you."

In addition to receiving Rock Hall nominations at the same time, Kravitz and Carey both received the Recording Academy Global Impact Award, a CEO Merit Award, at the Recording Academy Honors, presented by the Black Music Collective, earlier this month.

The "Again" performer reflected on their longtime bond during an interview with PEOPLE on the red carpet for the event, held at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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<p>Eric CATARINA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images</p> Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz in May 2009

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Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz in May 2009

"We met on the east side in New York, and we were around the same group of friends," said Kravitz of Carey, whom he starred alongside in Lee Daniels' 2009 film Precious.

"She was working on her demos. I was working on mine. She worked at a sports bar I used to hang out at," recalled Kravitz. "So, it's extra special to be sharing this night with Mariah."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced this year's slate of nominees on Saturday, and the full list also includes Dave Matthews Band, Eric B. & Rakim, Foreigner, Peter Frampton, Jane’s Addiction, Kool & the Gang, Oasis, Sinead O’ConnorOzzy Osbourne and A Tribe Called Quest.

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<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty;Leon Bennett/Getty;Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty</p> Cher; Mariah Carey; Mary J. Blige

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Cher; Mariah Carey; Mary J. Blige

“This remarkable list of Nominees reflects the diverse artists and music that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honors and celebrates,” John Sykes, chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, said in a press release. “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.”

Eligibility for nomination requires an artist to have released their first commercial recording 25 or more years ago, or by 1999, per the foundation.

Ten of the 15 nominees are appearing on the ballot for the first time, including Carey, Cher, Kravitz, Osbourne, Sade and the late O’Connor.

Thirteen artists made last year’s class of inductees into the Hall of Fame — among them, George Michael posthumously, Chaka KhanMissy Elliott, Kate Bush and Sheryl Crow

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