Open the velvet rope, Miss Jackson is coming through. On Thursday morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it will finally induct Janet Jackson into the class of 2019.
The long-overdue headline comes 11 years after her eligible period began in 2007, and her third RRHF nomination since 2016. Not long after the news broke, the global icon hopped on social media to express her heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the voting process.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) December 13, 2018
In addition to Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, The Zombies, Def Leppard, and The Cure are among the seven acts being “recognized for having contributed over 25 years of musical experience.”
The class of 2019 inductees was handpicked by more than 1,000 voting members, comprised of artists, historians and music industry influencers, along with online fan participation.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2019 ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on March 29, 2019, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.