The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame celebrates the careers of legendary artists who impacted the world. An announcement was made earlier today that the iconic voice of Whitney Houston has been nominated for the 2020 Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame.
The prestigious organization announced Tuesday that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy join Houston and B.I.G. as first-time Rock Hall nominees. The 35th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on May 2, 2020, at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Nine Inch Nails, Judas Priest, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, MC5 and Todd Rundgren round out the 16 nominees for the 2020 class. The official inductees will be announced in January.
Acts are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording. Houston, commonly regarded as the most awarded female musician, has been eligible for nearly a decade, with her self-titled debut album being released in 1985.
The six-time Grammy winner is one of the greatest singers of all time, known for hits like The Greatest Love of All, I Will Always Love You and I Wanna Dance With Somebody. She died in 2012.