*We’d like to be among the first of many to congratulate Janet Jackson for being inducted into the 2019 class of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This means Janet will join her brother Michael and The Jackson 5 as HOF members.
You go girl!
Miss Jackson, whose music-artist career began back in the mid 80s will officially become a part of rock history on March 29 in Brooklyn, NY on March 29, 2019 at the Hall of Fame’s 34th annual ceremony inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
If you’re wondering about the other inductees, they include The Cure, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies, all rockers. Not only is Jackson representin’ rock & roll and her so-called rhythm nation, she will also be holding it down for R&B in general.
We hear that Jackson’s inclusion was the result of an international body of voters of music industry professionals, historians, and living inductees who concluded that she deserved the honor. They considered the length of Jackson’s career, her complete body of work, her originality, and her lasting influence on other artists.
By the way, Rock Hall, the Cleveland, Ohio museum where the inductees careers are formally commemorated, is scheduled to reveal its official 2019 inductee exhibit, featuring exclusive memorabilia from Jackson’s career on March 29.
The NY Post notes that Jackson’s induction comes after her third time as a nominee and many saw it as overdue, given her history as a hitmaker with “All For You,” ″That’s the Way Love Goes,” ″Nasty,” ″Together Again” and “What Have You Done For Me Lately.”
Of course we all remember when Janet took a career tumble after the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl half time show where her bare breast was briefly exposed by Justin Timberlake.
A limited amount of tickets to this year’s induction ceremony are available for sale to the public. By the way, if you won’t be in NYC/Brooklyn in March, no prob. You can watch the ceremony on HBO and/or listen via Sirius XM.