Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Whitney Houston & Notorious B.I.G Lead 2020 Nominations

Published: Tuesday 15th Oct 2019 by Sam

In life and after, Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G left an indelible mark on music and culture.

It’s fitting, then that the pair are two of the notable names nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame class of 2020.

Full story below…

In an announcement made moments ago, it was revealed that the following are in contention for entry into the coveted Hall. In alphabetical order:

Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Soundgarden, T.Rex and Thin Lizzy.

Remarkably, it’s Houston’s first nomination, but it’s second for Biggie (who was nominated during his first year of eligibility). Also making the ballot multiple times is Chaka Khan. Could it be their lucky year collectively?

The official announcement will be made in January, after votes from industry folk are tallied. [A fan vote opens later today] Thereafter, the R&R Hall Of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony will take place at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium on May 2nd. It’ll mark the first time the show is broadcast live on HBO.

Those inducted will join a legendary list of past inductees, which includes Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Beatles, and just this year Janet Jackson. 

Who are you rooting for?

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  1. Yeah man October 15, 2019

    Whitney has been eligible for 9 years now. Biggie is nominated his first year of eligibility. ?

    • SMH October 15, 2019

      Right, no disrespect to Biggie, but LL Cool J has been nominated three times in the past, he should have been inducted long ago, even before Tupac & NWA.

      • Yeah man October 15, 2019


      • MessyBoots October 15, 2019

        I agree! I did not realize LL hasn’t already been inducted since he debuted in the early 80s alongside RUN DMC. Just goes to show you these distinctions are mostly based on music industry politics/music genre/race/gender rather than artistic and cultural impact. Same for Chaka….8x nominated, ike wtf???

  2. Fancy BISH October 15, 2019

    All these artists deserve it! This is the real deal, not that wack ish lol ??

    • Shayla Queen October 15, 2019


  3. The Real Jasmine’s Grape ? Juice ? October 15, 2019

    Phuck the Racist Rock and Roll ? Hall of Fame, we don’t want a seat ? at their table. We can build our own like Tyler Perry did!!!!

    • Shayla Queen October 15, 2019

      I am so tired of people calling “racism” over everyone and everything, every day.

      • SMH October 15, 2019

        And I am so tired of people acting like racism is a myth every day.

  4. OOPS October 15, 2019

    I hope the Whitney fans get behind her like Janet Jackson fans did her

  5. Truth October 15, 2019

    Wow!! I’m amazed Whitney hasn’t already been in the Hall of Fame… Janet before Whitney?? Wow! I love Janet! But let’s be real…

    • The Wig Snatcher October 15, 2019

      Janet’s debut album came out three years before Whitney’s. The eligibility is 25 years after your debut album.

    • gina October 15, 2019

      and whitney houston is not rock and roll. janet has made several rock & roll records.

      • Yeah man October 15, 2019

        Not to mention Janet is also a songwriter. I love Whitney too, but she’s written no songs. Hell Mariah hasn’t even been nominated and she’s a singer and songwriter to some of the biggest hits of all time.

      • MessyBoots October 15, 2019

        Rock n Roll does not only encompass artists who perform with guitar in the rock genre. Rock n Roll is a misnomer that includes all genres of music from rock, blues,jazz, soul, country, soul, pop etc

      • Danny Bey October 15, 2019

        Whitney has written songs. I’m sick of this misconception just bc many of her big hits were written by others. But she has a lot of writing credits

    • Ssa October 15, 2019

      Whitney has 10 songs where she added some lyrics. You can’t compare that to what Janet has done with writing, producing and composing. Janet’s albums ar full of diversity and she tackles social issues.

    • Niki October 16, 2019

      Janet is on the game for 40 years ,working her ass off ,doing albums ,concept videos ,choreographies ,awards shows ,create trends ,you can see her inspiration to other artists everywhere these days .yes she hasn’t Whitney’s voice but let’s be real ,Whitney give us a very little during her carrier .in my opinion she had the voice but nothing else .also no offence but mostly spend her life with this Bobby brown distroyed her life and her talent .yes she has the voice but no hard work behind her projects ,never big effort on her shows .I love her but this is real .so yes Janet of course before Whitney .she is still here doing world tours at age 52 .that’s a real accomplishments.its not always about the voice but also about passion about love what you do about effort and what you want to give to people .Janet is still here for 40 years and she will be if you want my opinion.i love Whitney but this is the truth .

      • AB October 16, 2019

        Many artists who work hard do not get in the Hall honey. Sure Janet worked her but off for the 35 years she has lead a music career, but I know you cant sit there and say all Whitney had was her voice when she is the arguably most significant female recording artist- next to only Madonna. Whitney wasnt doing videos with concepts or concerts not because she lacked artistic growth but because first and foremost she was a singer and that counts for artistry as much as anything anyone of her era has done. She was a brilliant live performer interpreting songs like no one was doing at her time. Its a bit rude to belittle her as someone who wasted her life when she had struggles. Like Janet, Whitney’s imfluence shines through ever SINGER who stands in front of a microphone. She may not have written songs, but she made songs that would be nothing worthy in the hands of someone else into classics. Janet deserves her place and Whitney just as much.

      • I HATE BLLAck n whyyyte bitchexx y’all not sht October 16, 2019

        B****,. …it was banging ass writers out here starving to death should Whitney say no to them…. she really brought her music videos to life I absolutely love her ❤️?

  6. SMH October 15, 2019

    Sorry but I don’t think B.I.G should be inducted before LL Cool J.

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  8. Boytoy1814 October 16, 2019

    Pat Benatar-Whitney Houston- Notorious B.IG-Depech mode-Doobie Brothers-Rufus feat: Chaka Khan & Nine Inch Nails are my pick.

  9. I HATE BLLAck n whyyyte bitchexx y’all not sht October 16, 2019

    Why are you smashing Whitney name with biggie together like that, in the article. You seem in.caring and…it’s great for the late voice Houston and her new fans…. she died by accident damn,,….or she was probably killed’s not her fault . Alllllll of them get hiiigh, it was an accident…

    • I HATE BLLAck n whyyyte bitchexx y’all not sht October 16, 2019

      We want Whitney inducted she’s the only female that kept her clothes….Mariah Carey does not keep her clothes on and she cannot sing like Whitney Houston…people respect Whitney great mother-daughter artist , wife, I believe she really listen to Clive Davis and not like that other bits Mariah Carey she had dumped Tommy mottola and told him to kiss her ass while she was running around with those black guys…….that nappy head n***** b**** is nothing like Whitney Houston and she should never be inducted into the Hall of Fame

      Rest in peace infact long live Whitney

  10. I HATE BLLAck n whyyyte bitchexx y’all not sht October 16, 2019

    B****,. …it was banging ass writers out here starving to death should Whitney say no to them…. she really brought her music videos to life I absolutely love her ❤️?

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