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Janet Jackson to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this March


Solaiman FazelMiss Jackson is now “Miss Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.”

Janet Jackson has been named as one of the Rock Hall’s Class of 2019 inductees, along with ’80s new wave icons The Cure, British art-rockers Roxy Music, British alternative rockers Radiohead, ’60s band The Zombies, “Pour Some Sugar on Me” band Def Leppard, and Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks.

Janet has been eligible for the Hall since 2007 and has been nominated twice before, but the third time’s a charm. Rock Hall President and CEO Greg Harris tells ABC Radio, “Janet was groundbreaking, and so many of today’s artists owe a lot to Janet Jackson.  And it’s appropriate that she’s now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

Harris says Janet made an impact on other artists by “being a strong lead” and “controlling the creative process.  He adds, “Her combination of, not just amazing vocals but visuals, in telling a story and taking a stand — she’s a strong personality and we’re honored that she’s in.”

Janet will receive her honor at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will take place March 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and air on HBO later in the spring.  At this point, we don’t know if Janet will attend and/or perform, or who will induct her.

This is the latest honor for Janet this year.  She also picked up the Billboard Music Awards’ Icon trophy, the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Icon Award, the 2018 Radio Disney Impact Award, the Black Girls Rock! Rock Star Award, and the MTV European Music Awards’ Global Icon honor.

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