Cher blasts Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for never even NOMINATING her… and now she wouldn’t ever want to join: ‘They can just go you-know-what themselves’
Cher signaled to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that she’s no long interested in being a member after years of snubs.
The 77-year-old musical icon revealed that she still isn’t in the Hall of Fame during a visit to The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday.
She made the admission while chatting about her accomplishment of being one of only two artists to have a number one single on the charts in each of the past seven decades.
The appearance comes just days after the age-defying actress was spotted at the opening of the Fontainbleau in Las Vegas with her boyfriend Alexander ‘A.E.’ Edwards as they caught Justin Timberlake’s opening-night concert.
After Kelly expressed her shock that Cher wasn’t in the Hall of Fame, the older hitmaker shot back: ‘You know what, I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars.’
Cher, 77, revealed Friday on The Kelly Clarkson Show that she has never been inducted — or even nominated — for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
‘You know what, I wouldn’t be in it now if they gave me a million dollars,’ she told a shocked Kelly
The host was flabbergasted and had her mouth hanging open after the Moonstruck star made the admission, but Cher said she wasn’t ‘kidding’ her, before joking that she was ‘about to say something else.’
‘I was gonna say I’m not s***ting you!’ she joked.
Kelly was about to offer some advice in case she changed her mind in the future, but Cher replied: ‘I’m never going to change my mind.’
She added: ‘They can just go you-know-what themselves.’
So far, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has not responded to Cher’s statement.
The lack of even a nomination to the Hall of Fame was particularly shocking considering the icon’s numerous accomplishments and shockingly long career.
Artists are eligible to be nominated for admission into the Hall of Fame 25 years after their first recording, and the Burlesque actress has been recording since the early 1960s, though it wouldn’t be until the middle of the decade that she released a song under her own name, rather than a stage name.
The songstress (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) would therefore have been eligible since at least 1990, if not earlier, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has instead snubbed her for more than 30 years.
Earlier this month she became only the second artist to score a number one hit in each of the last seven decades after her holiday single DJ Play A Christmas Song topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.
After Cher corrected Kelly to say that there was ‘one other’ who could lay claim to the same record, Kelly said, ‘Don’t say a band.’
Although Cher disappointed her by pointing out that the Rolling Stones could boast of the same accomplishment, she got the crowd cheering and Kelly on her feet when she added: ‘It took four of them to be one of me.’
She went on to claim: ‘I changed music forever with Believe,’ referring to her 1998 hit.
The song was famous not just for its catchy chorus, but also for the use of Auto-Tune, which has become a widely used tool in the music industry.
The software was originally designed to make small adjustments to the pitch of recordings after the fact, helping to correct an off note that could have otherwise ruined a take.
But the effect can be used to varying degrees, and it was turned up all the way on Believe to distort Cher’s vocals in the striking manner that inspired future hip hop and pop artists.
Her decades hot number-one hits began with 1965’s I Got You Babe, which she performed with her then-husband Sonny Bono as Sonny and Cher.
In the ’70s, the duo had a number chart topper with All I Ever Need Is You, and Cher had solo hits with Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves; Half-Breed; and Dark Lady.
She returned to commercial prominence by 1989 with the two numbers ones If I Could Turn Back Time and After All.
She continued to ride that wave of renewed popularity in the ’90s with Believe, Strong Enough and All Or Nothing.
Kelly was about to offer some advice in case she changed her mind in the future, but Cher replied: ‘I’m never going to change my mind.’ She added: ‘They can just go you-know-what themselves’
Cher said she wasn’t ‘kidding’ her, before joking that she was ‘about to say something else.’ ‘I was gonna say I’m not s***ting you!’ she joked
Kelly mentioned that Cher had scored at least one number one hit for every one of the past seven decades, but after Cher said there was ‘one other’ — The Rolling Stones — Kelly said, ‘Don’t say a band’
Cher’s first hit was in 1965, not long after her debut on record, for I Got You Babe with then-husband Sonny Bono. She would have been eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after her first recordings, so she has been snubbed for more than three decades; seen in 1973
Cher’s hits continued through the ’70s, before a career revival in 1989 that continued unabated through today; seen at the Academy Awards in 1986
The chart toppers continued into the 2000s with Song For The Lonely, A Different Kind Of Love Song and When The Money’s Gone.
In the last decade she scored the number-one hits You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me and Woman’s World.
With her latest Christmas hit, DJ Play A Christmas Song, Kelly opined that it could be as transformational for Christmas music as Believe was for pop music.
‘No one has that sound. I almost think if someone sent me that song for my Christmas record, [I’d be like] “I don’t know if I could pull this off,”‘ she confessed. ‘It’s so you. The sound is so Cher. It’s so incredible. I love it so much.’
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