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Janet Jackson’s career has spanned several decades and now will be perched on the throne of greats as a 2019 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Jackson, along with several other musical icons including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead and The Cure, will also be honored this year.

The 34th annual awards ceremony will take place in New York City at Barclays Center on March 29, 2019, which will also coincide with the inductee exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

A group of 1,000 voters, including living inductees, historians and members of the music industry contributed the deciding votes for this year’s list. Honorees are selected based on their musical cannon, their influence on the culture, longevity and their musical skill set.

Jackson’s career has spanned over three decades as part of one of music’s most important families. She will now join her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees!

With her album Control, she forged a lane for herself in pop music, while also marking herself as an independent woman with something to say. But it was her followup effort, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, that solidified Jackson as a tour de force, touching on topics of race and equality. And in the 90’s Jackson layered on a level of mystique, femininity and ownership of her sexuality that emanates through her music to this day.

Her influence in style, fashion and dance is still used as the barometer for emerging and established artists in the music industry.

As we’ve lost so many musical greats before we’ve had a chance to honor them, its amazing to see someone receive their flowers while they’re still walking amongst the living. Congratulations to Ms. Janet THE Jackson!

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