Pop icon Janet Jackson 52-year-old ,the younger sister of pop king Michael, will be inducted alongside Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for 2019.
The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame recognizes inductees for “having contributed over 25 years of musical excellence.”
The Cleveland-based Hall of Fame — which surveyed more than 1,000 musicians, historians and industry members to choose the winners…will honor the seven acts in a gala concert on March 29 in New York.
Janet Jackson has built a career so groundbreaking that she’s immediately identifiable on a first-name basis,” the organization wrote on its site. “She explored social issues, themes of empowerment and self-confidence, and influenced generations with her stylized music videos with innovative choreography.”
The pop icon whose socially conscious, sexually provocative and eminently danceable tracks made her a household name in the 1980s — comes as the Hall of Fame increasingly expands its definition of rock, considering it less of a strict musical genre and more of a certain swagger
Jackson celebrated the news on Twitter. “We did it u guys,” the music icon wrote. “Thank U for all your love and support.”