Janet Jackson has been eligible since 2007 and nominated three times prior. However, the honor has eluded her… until now. The 52-year-old icon finally makes the cut and will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Thank you Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” she says. “I am truly honored and I am happy to be in there with my brothers,” Janet wrote in a statement. Justice finally for Miss Jackson!!!
“Janet Jackson has built a career so groundbreaking that she’s immediately identifiable on a first-name basis. She explored social issues, themes of empowerment and self-confidence, and influenced generations with her stylized music videos with innovative choreography,” the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame website writes.
This latest milestone just punctuates Jackson’s epic 2018. First came the Billboard Music Icon Award</strong>, then Black Girls Rock! Awards, BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards. Most recently the “Nasty” hitmaker received the Global Icon Award at the 2018 MTV EMAs.
The six other acts part of the upcoming class of 2019 are Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies. Nicks will be the first woman to be inducted twice. She’s already a part of the Hall of Fame through Fleetwood Mac.
The 2019 ceremony will take place on Friday, March 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Congrats to all the inductees.
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) December 13, 2018