It’s official. Janet Jackson will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The pop icon joins the list of 2019 inductees including Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and the Zombies, it was announced today.
The 52-year-old singer was humbled by the honor. “Thank you Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” said Jackson. “I am truly honored and I am happy to be in there with my brothers.”
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) December 13, 2018
Other members of the Jackson family are already in the Hall of Fame including brother Michael and the Jackson 5.
Artists are eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first album or single. More than 1,000 artists, including current inductees, historians, and members of the music industry voted. Other nominees who didn’t make the cut included Kraftwerk, Todd Rundgren, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus & Chaka Khan, MC5, LL Cool J, John Prine and Devo.
The 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It will be broadcast on HBO as well as SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio.