Whitney Houston is on the list among other first-timers, including The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, Motörhead, Thin Lizzy, and others.

Nominees that are featured again alongside Nine Inch Nails include Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, and more.

The list of nominees will be refined for the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 2020.

As Pitchfork notes, there are a number of artists that tick all the boxes but haven't been nominated this time around, including Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Wilco, Oasis, Weezer, and others.

Last year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, and The Zombies.

Fans can vote for their favourites on rockhall.com.