Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. to get officially inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame this year. Though these two iconic artists are no longer with us, their presence is still very much alive in the music industry.
Whitney Houston, Biggie Among Six Inductees This Year
It’s official. Just announced this morning, Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. will be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Joining them in the class of 2020 are –
- Depeche Mode
- The Doobie Brothers
- Nine Inch Nails
Chosen from 16 finalists, Whitney Houston is one of the most commercially successful artists of her time. Her rendition of I Will Always Love You from the Bodyguard Soundtrack is still one of the best selling singles ever.
During her highly successful career, Houston released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have been certified diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold.
With over 200 million records sold worldwide, the singer, actress, record and film producer remains one of the best selling musicians of all time.
Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known as the Notorious B.I.G. (or simply Biggie) is also well deserving. Representing Hip Hop, the rapper and songwriter getting this award, though posthumously, is a huge honor.
The Brooklyn born rapper made a successful career out of storytelling his life on the streets of New York in his powerful lyrics. The success of his debut album, Ready to Die, cemented his position as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
At just 24 years old upon his death, Biggie made a lasting impact that will forever be engraved in the Hip Hop culture.
Check Out The Announcement of the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Below
As announced on CBS This Morning, check this out –
Pat Benetar, Soundgarden and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan Among Those Considered
Along with Houston and Biggie, these acts were also considered –
- Pat Benatar
- Dave Matthews Band
- Judas Priest
- Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
- Todd Rundgren
- and Thin Lizzy. However
However, the above acts did not make the cut this time around.
As reported by Deadline, to be eligible for 2020, nominee’s first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier.
With many of these inductees being deceased, this year’s concert will feature lots of tribute performances. The 35th annual induction ceremony and concert will be broadcast live on HBO on May 2nd from Cleveland, Ohio.
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