Pop icon, Janet Jackson has been named as one of the stars that will be inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for 2019
The 52-year-old singer will be inducted alongside Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies, who all will 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.”
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.”
Janet Jackson will be honoured with this year’s Global Icon Award at MTV’s European Music Awards.
The ceremony, which is set to take place in Bilbao, will see the 52-year-old star, take to the stage to perform a medley of her greatest hits, including her recent hit single Made For Now.
She joins an elite list of artists and bands who have won the trophy before her, including Whitney Houston, Eminem, Bon Jovi, Queen and U2.
Championing Jackson as this year’s Global Icon, Bruce Gillmer – global head of music and talent at Viacom said: ‘Janet is without question one of the world’s biggest stars.
The 2018 Global Citizen Festival held on Saturday night (September 29) at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.
The event was attended by Bonang Matheba, Lola Ogunnaike, Pearl Thusi, Naomi Campbell, Maps Maponaye, Al Sharpton, Nomzamo Mbatha, Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Erivo, Danai Gurira, Katie Holmes, Robert De Niro, and more.
Performers included John Legend, Shawn Mendes, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monae, Chris Martin, Cardi B, The Weeknd and more.
Global Citizen Co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans was also in attendance.
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