There’s exciting news for fans of The Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston. The two artists will both be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later this year.
Both Biggie and Houston were on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot for the very first time. In order to qualify to be nominated, an artist must have released their first song under their own name (not as a feature) 25 years ago.
Regarding B.I.G., this was the Brooklyn rapper’s first year of eligibility. However, Houston was had been eligible to be nominated for about a decade, as her self-titled debut album was released in 1985.
Biggie, a Brooklyn native, was known for his lyrical prowess while Houston, a Newark native, was considered one of the greatest singers in the world during her heyday.
The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020, at Public Auditorium. For the first time, it will be broadcasted live on HBO on May 2 at 8 p.m. ET.