Janet Jackson’s latest single is titled “Made for Now.” So, is now the right time for Ms. Jackson to make it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
The pop music icon, 52, is one of 15 nominees included on the shortlist for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019. Others acts include Stevie Nicks, The Cure, and Rufus feat. Chaka Khan. This is Jackson’s third nomination, following recommendations in 2016 and 2017. Nicks is already enshrined with Fleetwood Mac. She’s also the first woman with the chance to be inducted twice.
Eligibility for nominations requires an individual artist or band to have released its first commercial recording at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination.
Inductees are chosen by an international voting body of more than 1,000 artists, historians, and music industry members. Fans can also participate in the selection process through Dec. 9 by casting votes at www.rockhall.com. The top five artists selected by the public will comprise a “fans ballot,” which will be counted along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees. If you happen to be in Cleveland visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you can vote there, too.
Inductees will be announced in December, with the 2019 ceremony taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 29.