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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to reveal 2020 inductees: Here are the 16 contenders

Who will join the list of rock 'n' roll royalty?

CLEVELAND — It’s almost time.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will unveil the 2020 class of inductees on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. 3News will have the announcement right here on WKYC.com the moment it happens.

*UPDATE* The 2020 inductees have been revealed. CLICK HERE to see who is being inducted.

There are 16 contenders this year -- with nine first-time nominees -- vying for their spot in rock ‘n’ roll’s hallowed hall. The nominees battling for induction are:

- Pat Benatar (first-time nominee)

- Dave Matthews Band (first-time nominee)

- Depeche Mode 

- The Doobie Brothers (first-time nominee)

- Whitney Houston (first-time nominee)

- Judas Priest

- Kraftwerk

- MC5

- Motörhead (first-time nominee)

- Nine Inch Nails

- The Notorious B.I.G. (first-time nominee)

- Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

- Todd Rundgren

- Soundgarden (first-time nominee)

- T-Rex (first-time nominee)

- Thin Lizzy (first-time nominee)

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Fans had the opportunity to impact the induction by voting for their favorites. The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a “fan ballot” that will be tallied and factored in when determining the list of 2020’s inductees. The fan voting option closed at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10.

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The 2020 induction ceremony will take place at Cleveland’s iconic Public Hall on Saturday, May 2. Ticket information will be revealed soon.

So who will it be this year?

Stay tuned…