Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Nominees Revealed

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Nominees Revealed

The nominees might be the Rock Hall's most eclectic list yet.

The nominees might be the Rock Hall's most eclectic list yet.

Text: Fred Sahai

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has unveiled their list of nominees for the class of 2020. Last year’s ceremony was special, as it was the first time a woman was inducted twice. Indeed, in 2019, Stevie Nicks was inducted for her solo work (Nicks had previously been inducted as a member of Fleetwood Mac in the 90s). This list of nominees continues in that progressive vein, as many acts are there for the first time as, to be considered for the Hall, the artist or band must have released their first recording at least 25 years before being eligible for nomination.

First-time nominees include Dave Matthews Band, the Doobie Brothers, the Notorious B.I.G., Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, T. Rex and Whitney Houston. Around 5 to 7 nominees move on to get officially inducted every year. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame makes fans a part of the experience, by offering them the chance to vote on their website, or in person at the museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Ultimately, the most influential people in the decision-making process are the voter pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists, and members of the music industry.

We’ll have to wait a bit to find out who the inductees will be, and longer for the actual ceremony, which will take place on May 2nd 2020 in Cleveland but in the meantime, please enjoy this lovely video of Harry Styles inducting Stevie Nicks at the 2019 ceremony.

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