There’s exciting news for fans of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston. The two artists have both been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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 already eligible to be nominated.
Biggie, a Brooklyn native, was known for his lyrical prowess while Houston, a Newark native, was considered “The Voice” 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.