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Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston longlisted for 2020 Rock Hall of Fame

Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, and Motörhead are also among the acts in contention for next year’s entrants.

October 15, 2019
Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston longlisted for 2020 Rock Hall of Fame Notorious B.I.G.   Colin Hawkins

The long list of nominees for the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been revealed. Notorious B.I.G. is nominated in his first year of eligibility (artists are eligible for entry 25 years after the release of their debut album) and joins fellow first-time nominees Whitney Houston, Motörhead, Soundgarden, T. Rex, Dave Matthews Band, Thin Lizzy, the Doobie Brothers, and Pat Benatar.

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Joining them on the long list are former nominees Nine Inch Nails, MC5, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, and Judas Priest. Fans can vote online for who they think should be inducted ahead of the announcement in January.

The artists inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 were Radiohead, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, and The Zombies.

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Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston longlisted for 2020 Rock Hall of Fame