A couple of years after first being nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and when she really should’ve went in as a first time nominee at the time in 2016, living legend and icon, Janet Jackson is going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame it was announced just a few short hours ago.
Jackson, who many including myself thought this was overdue for due to for her prowess as not only a hitmaker, but how she changed the trajectory of music with her groundbreaking 1986 album, Control, really introduced and setting off the New Jack Swing era. Several other of her albums were groundbreaking classics, which spanned many hits from Nasty to If, All For You, Scream, The Pleasure Principle, as well as several others that showed she wasn’t just someone’s famous kid sister.
One has to wonder if her receiving the Billboard Icon Award and giving a very stellar performance before receiving that award at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year may have also played a role in her finally getting in too. As I ironically mentioned at the end of that article how her long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was one of the real few honors left now that she should already have.
Making her own path beyond her brother, Michael, as well as the rest of her brothers, who made up, The Jackson 5, Janet now will as she’s set to join them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when she’s inducted next year for the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. Which will be inducted in the 34th induction ceremony set to take place on Friday March 29, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.