Today is a big day in the storied career of Janet Jackson. On her 11th year of eligibility, after mysteriously being omitted year in and year out, the R&B and Pop icon will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
2018 is has become one to remember for the “Made For Now” singer. She’s been honored with the BMI Icon Award, the “Rock Star Award” at Black Girls Rock, and the Billboard Icon Award. Now with her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she keeps adding trophies to her long list of awards.
Out of all the artists who have been overlooked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Janet Jackson’s omission is the most glaring. Her accolades place her as one of the most renowned and successful artists of all-time. She has sold over 100 million records, she holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18, and she has given us classic albums such as Control, Rhythm Nation, Velvet Rope, and more. She leads the 2019 class that includes Radiohead, The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leppard, and The Zombies.
Jackson will officially be inducted at the 34th annual ceremony, being held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on March 29, 2019. It’s about damn time!
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) December 13, 2018