Mariah Carey, Cher, Sinéad O'Connor, Mary J. Blige and Sade are on the latest inductee shortlist. It's notable for an institution long focused on white male artists.
The Irish singer died on July 26, 2023, at the age of 56. A tribute concert for O'Connor and Irish artist Shane MacGowan is planned for March in New York.
O'Connor committed to a lifetime program of dissent, discontent and refusal against establishment evils. She carried all that swirling vehemence in her body and exorcised it through her howling music.
O'Connor, who had one of the biggest hits of the early 1990s with her version of "Nothing Compares 2 U," became as well known for her political convictions and the tumult in her life as for her songs.
The singer with an unforgettable voice — and a life marred by tragedy — has died at age 56.