Detroit, Michigan – Some of the biggest names in music have been nominated for the National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The ten (10) artists with the most votes will be selected to join the Class of 2019. Winners will be announced March 1. The ceremony will be televised, which will take place on June 23rd, Black Music Month in Detroit, Michigan.
Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Gamble & Huff, Mary J. Blige, Peabo Bryson, Berry Gordy, Stephanie Mills and The Isley Brothers are among the impressive list of nominees. Some of the past inductees like Motown legend Martha Reeves of the Vandellas and this year nominees and their family members plan to attend the announcement on March 1.
The late great Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was inducted into the 2015 class, this year she is nominated as a songwriter. The host for this year ceremony will be Motown legend former member of The Supremes the legendary Mary Wilson.
See the full list of National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame nominees below.
Tickets will go on sale for the 2019 8th Annual National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Black Tie Induction Ceremony @ Event Bright and Ticketmaster on March 1, 2019. Also planned for the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame Weekend is the 8th Annual Per-Induction Ceremony Celebrity All-White Party@ Berts Entertainment Complex, on June 22.
Bobby “Blue” Bland
The Isley Brothers
Gamble & Huff
Jerry Lee Lewis
Mary J. Blige
Nat King Cole