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Janelle Monáe to induct Janet Jackson into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


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Four years ago, Janelle Monáe made Janet Jackson her pick for #WCW, Woman Crush Wednesday, on Twitter, calling her “1 of my FAV inspirations all around.”  Now, Janelle will get to pay tribute to Janet in a major way, by inducting her into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame March 29.

Janet will finally join her brothers Michael, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon in the Rock Hall. They’re already in as The Jackson 5, while Michael has been inducted as a solo artist as well.

The only other woman being inducted into the Rock Hall this year, Stevie Nicks, will be ushered in by Harry Styles of the U.K. boy band One Direction.

As for this year’s other presenters, Duran Duran will induct the influential British art-rock band Roxy Music Queen guitarist Brian May will induct ’80s British rockers Def Leppard, and Susanna Hoffs, frontwoman for “Walk Like an Egyptian” hitmakers The Bangles, will induct the ’60s band The Zombies.

In addition, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne will induct Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor will induct ’80s goth/new wave icons The Cure.

As previously announced, the 2019 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Prior to the big event, you’ll be able to watch the red carpet arrivals at, as well on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

An HBO special featuring highlights from the ceremony will premiere on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

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