The Notorious B.I.G. To Be Inducted Into 2020's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Notorious B.I.G. will be inducted into the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex, The Doobie Brothers and Depeche Mode.

The inducted musicians were selected from a ballot of 16 finalists by an international body of more than 1,000 past winners, critics, and music executives.

According to the Rock Hall’s rules, artists are eligible for nomination 25 years after their first commercial recording. The Notorious B.I.G., who was eligible for the first time this year, will be the seventh hip-hop inductee, following Tupac Shakur, Run-DMC, Public Enemy and N.W.A in recent years.

The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on May 2 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will be broadcast live on HBO.