In a beautiful display of one generation honoring its predecessors that inspired their own work, Janelle Monae is set to induct Janet Jackson into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The sexual positivity expressed in Monae’s Dirty Computers project is parallel to Jackson’s Control era. She is certainly one of the best choices to present Janet with the coveted award.
Per HBO’s press release, the complete lineup is:
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, presenting for The Cure
Brian May of Queen, presenting for Def Leppard
Janelle Monáe, presenting for Janet Jackson
Harry Styles, presenting for Stevie Nicks
David Byrne, presenting for Radiohead
John Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran, presenting for Roxy Music
Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, presenting for The Zombies
HBO will exclusively debut the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday April 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET /PT.