Six artists are joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the Rock Hall Class of 2020. Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex will all be inducted in the Hall at the 35th annual class of inductees.
Alongside these artists, record producer Jon Landau and entertainment executive Irving Azoff are the recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex were on the ballot for their first time, while Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails were inducted on their third nomination.
We’re honoured to be included as one of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and to stand alongside the other incredible acts in the Rock Hall and those joining this year. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us and our music over the years. #RockHall2020 pic.twitter.com/YV2UV8F7Fi
— Depeche Mode (@depechemode) January 15, 2020
Amongst the 16 artist nominees were Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Motörhead, Soundgarden, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, MC5, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren and Thin Lizzy.
The inductees are selected before a group of around 1,000 officials, consisting of musicians, journalist, academics, current inductees and other people within the music industry. Artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after their first single or album is released.
The 35th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on May 2nd at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.