Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. have been nominated to be inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for the first time. More inside…
Two of our musical icons have been nominated to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The late Whitney Houston and the late Notorious B.I.G. (real name Christopher Wallace) have been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2020. And it’s the first time either of the artists have been considered to be inducted.

The incredible singer and dope lyricist were nominated alongside Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. The band members include Dennis Belfield, Al Ciner, Andre Fischer, Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Nate Morgan, Kevin Murphy, Ron Stockert, and Bobby Watson. This is the band’s fourth nomination.
The rest of the nominees are Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy.
In order to be eligible, the artists need to have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago – 1994 or earlier.
The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium on May 2, 2020.
Introducing your #RockHall2020 Nominees
Your voice, your vote: Let us know who you think deserves to be a #RockHall2020 Inductee. Join our @KlipschAudio Fan Vote and vote now on @Google: https://t.co/KyAG5RECrk pic.twitter.com/cfMd43zNRo
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) October 15, 2019
In order to get Whitney and Biggie in the 2020 class, you must vote! Starting today and continuing through January 20, 2020, you can vote for the YBF artists on RockHall.com, searching on Google by typing “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or any nominee name, or at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.
The five artists with the most votes will make up a “fans’ ballot” that will be counted along with the voting committee’s ballots.
Let’s get our musical legends in the prestigious music museum. Because they deserve.
Photo: Getty/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Twitter