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Whitney Houston among six Rock Hall of Fame inductees
天后惠妮等六人 榮登「搖滾名人堂」

Late superstar Whitney Houston displays the seven awards plus an Award of Merit that she won at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 1994.

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Late superstar Whitney Houston and five other artists or bands were named as this year’s inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Jan. 15. The 2020 class of inductees were chosen from 16 nominees through a vote, as over 1,000 artists, rock historians and music industry members cast ballots to pick the winners.

The five other inductees were Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, the Notorious B.I.G., known as Biggie, and T. Rex, representing a wide range of musical genres from pop to electronica and rap. Among the inductees, Biggie was inducted in his first year of eligibility — artists become eligible 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording.

According to AFP, the induction of Houston and Biggie also highlighted the institution’s broadening of diversity. The 35th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on May 2 in Cleveland, and the event will be broadcast live for the first time on HBO.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)


其他五位入選者包括︰流行尖端、杜比兄弟、九吋釘、聲名狼藉先生(Biggie)、T. Rex。他們代表的音樂類型相當寬廣,橫跨流行樂、電子樂、甚至饒舌樂。其中饒舌歌手Biggie,首年具備獲選資格即順利入選——藝人要在首張商業錄音發行滿二十五年之後,才有資格獲選。




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