Cher Says She Wouldn’t Accept This High Honor Even If They Paid Her a Million Dollars

Singer/actress Cher speaks during the Women's March
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Cher seems to be feeling a little bitter. During a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Cher revealed that she is not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much to Clarkson‘s surprise. Cher is only one of two artists (the other is The Rolling Stones, who are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) to have number one hit songs over seven decades. Perhaps feeling snubbed, Cher admitted that now she wouldn’t accept the prestigious honor even if they paid her a million dollars.

She added, “I’m never going to change my mind. They can just go you-know-what themselves. Can I just say one other thing? I changed music forever with ‘Believe.'” Her popular song “Believe” was released in 1998 and became a hit worldwide. It was also the first song to ever feature Autotune, which has since become a popular tool for changing pitch.

Cher attends Cher's Gelato Truck "Cherlato" Hosts Christmas Came Early Event coinciding with the release of Cher's Holiday Album "Christmas" at The Bungalow on October 24, 2023 in Santa Monica, California

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Despite it being called the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it has been confirmed that artists of all genres can be inducted. Just last year, Dolly Parton was nominated and turned it down, saying she didn’t feel she was rock enough. However, the onboarding committee confirmed that she was eligible and she ended up being inducted, which sparked her new rock and roll album called Rockstar.

Cher wasn’t just on the talk show to blast the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but to promote her new song called “DJ Play a Christmas Song.” This year, she released her first-ever holiday album, simply titled Christmas. It was also Cher’s first album of original music in ten years, making it an exceptional holiday gift for fans.

Cher performs onstage during iHeartRadio z100's Jingle Ball 2023 Presented By Capital One at Madison Square Garden on December 08, 2023 in New York City

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The album includes duets with beloved singers such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Darlene Love, Cyndi Lauper, and rapper Tyga. Cher puts her spin on classic Christmas tunes like “Run Rudolph Run” and “Please Come Home for Christmas.” What do you think about Cher’s new Christmas album?

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Home For The Holidays

November 2021

Celebrate the holidays with your favorite classic stars!

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