The 52-year-old singer and sister of late legend, Michael Jacson, will be inducted alongside Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies. They will all become class of 2019.
“Janet Jackson has built a career so groundbreaking that she’s immediately identifiable on a first-name basis,” the organization wrote on its site. “She explored social issues, themes of empowerment and self-confidence, and influenced generations with her stylized music videos with innovative choreography.”
Jackson celebrated the news on Twitter. “We did it u guys,” the music icon wrote. “Thank U for all your love and support.”
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) December 13, 2018
The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame recognizes inductees for “having contributed over 25 years of musical excellence.”