The Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, is one of nine nominees who made the ballot for the first time, along with Houston, Matthews, the Doobies, Motörhead, Benatar, Soundgarden, T. Rex and Thin Lizzy.
The Rock Hall ballot also includes Nine Inch Nails, who were previously nominated in 2015 and 2016; the oft-nominated MC5 and musician/producer Todd Rundgren, alongside fellow returning nominees Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan.
To be considered for a nomination, acts must have released their first commercial work at least 25 years ago.
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Watch the announcement at 8:00 a.m. on all of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's social media channels.
To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. The induction process also includes a fan vote, which you can access here.
The current core Dave Matthews Band lineup of Dave Matthews, Stefan Lessard, Carter Beauford, Tim Reynolds, Rashawn Ross, and Jeff Coffin were nominated alongside former fiddler Boyd Tinsley and late founding saxophonist LeRoi Moore.
The 2020 induction ceremony, slated for May 2 in Cleveland, where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located, will usher in a new era for the organization after the departure January 1 of Chairman and former Rolling Stone magazine publisher Jann Wenner. The induction ceremony will take place on May 2 at Public Auditorium. At the end of the fan voting, usually sometime in December the top 5 vote getters will be placed on a "fan's ballot" and counted along with the more than 1,000 other ballots that will be mailed out.