The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 finalists
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has revealed its 2020 finalists and, for the first time in a while, almost half of the nominees are on the list for the very first time.
The first-time nominees this year are the Benatar, Notorious B.I.G., the Dave Matthews Band, the Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, Soundgarden, T. Rex, and Thin Lizzy.
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The only eligibility to be nominated is that artists need to have released their first commercial song more than 25 years ago.
The nominees are:
- Pat Benatar
- Dave Matthews Band
- Depeche Mode
- The Doobie Brothers
- Whitney Houston
- Judas Priest
- Nine Inch Nails
- The Notorious B.I.G.
- Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
- Todd Rundgren
- Thin Lizzy
According to Billboard, The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame is decided by an international body of more than 1,000 voting members, but fans can vote as well until January 10, 2020. Fans can go to Google and search “Rock Hall Fan Vote” or any nominee’s name plus “vote” to cast a ballot with Google, vote at RockHall.com or at the Museum in Cleveland.
The five artists who receive the most fan votes will be put in a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the others to determine the 2020 list.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony will take place at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio on May 2, 2020.