The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the class of 2020. As reported by NPR, Biggie and Whitney Houston are among the 16 artists selected for the honor.
Other nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Pat Benatar, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, MC5, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy.
To be eligible, artists or bands must have released their first commercial recording at least 25 years ago. Biggie dropped his first album Ready To Die in 1994. This marks the first year the late Hip Hop icon is able to receive a nomination.
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The 2020 inductees will be announced in January 2020. The induction ceremony is expected to take place at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on May 2, 2020. If Big Poppa does win this award, he will be among rappers like Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, N.W.A and Tupac Shakur, who have all been honored with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If the Brooklyn MC, born Christopher Wallace, is also inducted, he will become the second solo artist and the seventh hip-hop act in the award’s history to earn the prestigious title.