2020 Rock Hall nominees include Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston

Andrew Weber
October 15, 2019 - 11:10 am
 Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Late Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. and iconic singer Whitney Houston are two of the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class, the Hall announced Tuesday.

Houston and B.I.G. are first-time nominees for the Hall alongside the Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy.

Returning nominees include Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, MC5 and Todd Rundgren.

The inductees will be announced in January.

Acts are eligible to be inducted 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording.

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