Janet Jackson

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The Stars Align for Janet Jackson
& the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

by Jacquari Harris
| December 18, 2018 10:33 pm CST

The legendary Janet Jackson has had an incredible 2018. The R&B singer released her feel-good anthem “Made For Now” featuring Daddy Yankee in August to rave reviews, and Jackson has been coasting ever since.

“Made For Now” became Jackson’s 20th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, and the song has been remixed by several artists including Dirty Werk and Eric Kupper, to name a few. And to keep the momentum going, Jackson even released a Latin version with her and Daddy Yankee at the end of November.

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But in addition to releasing new music, Jackson has been busy relishing in the success of her 30-year career with the help of some music industry folks and award shows. In November, Jackson received the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs in Spain. And on Dec. 14, she received the Inspiration Award at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong.

And with all the buzz about Jackson, how good she looks, her speeches and music, the “All For You” singer picked up another coveted honor right before the New Year. Jackson was just named a 2019 inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Now, 2018 was Jackson’s third time to be nominated since 2016. I guess the third time really is the charm, because Jackson has officially transitioned from Rock Hall-nominee to Rock Hall-inductee.

We can expect Jackson to be perched in all her glory for the 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on March 29, 2019 at the Brooklyn Barclays Center. Considering that “Queen of Dance” has been eligible since 2007, Jackson’s induction has been long overdue.

Other inductees include The Cure, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and The Zombies.