Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Radiohead have all been welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The stars join The Cure, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies in being inducted into the coveted archive, after the class of 2019 was unveiled on Thursday.
The iconic acts will be honoured at the 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn, New York on 29 March in recognition of their contributions to the industry.
While Stevie, Def Leppard and Roxy Music were on the ballot for the first time, it marked Janets third attempt at joining the Cleveland institution after being nominated twice before – and, naturally, she was feeling pretty stoked about it.
Thank you Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I am truly honored and I am happy to be in there with my brothers, the 52-year-old gushed in a statement.
The pop superstar also celebrated finally receiving the nod on social media, telling her fans: We did it u guys with a purple heart emoji.
Thank U for all your love and support. #RockHall2019
Artists become eligible for nomination 25 years after the release of their first recording, meaning nominees this year mustve released their first single or album in or before 1993.
Janets siblings – Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael and Tito – were inducted as the Jackson 5 in 1997, while her late brother Michael formed part of the class of 2001.
Its proving to be the year of accolades for Janet, who has taken home a number of gongs in recognition of her work within the music industry over the last 12 months.
The Rhythm Nation singer picked up the esteemed Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in May; won the Impact Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards in June; and was recently crowned Global Icon at the MTV EMAs.
So, yeah, shes queen.
Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac star Stevie – who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with her band in 1998 – will make history as the first woman to enter the Hall of Fame on two occasions.
I have a lot to say about this but I will save those words for later. For now I will just say, I have been in a band since 1968. To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and
smile. Its a glorious feeling, the 70-year-old songstress said in a statement.
Just hitmakers Radiohead thanked the Hall of Fame voting body; Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone expressed relief after admitting the band had started to doubt that it could happen; while Def Leppards Joe Elliot – who also said he could now stop holding his breath – spoke of his excitement at sharing the Hall with his idols.
How wonderful to be in the same club as the Rolling Stones and the Beatles and the Who and Queen… Its a nice badge of honour, he told Rolling Stone.
Kraftwerk, Todd Rundgren, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus & Chaka Khan, MC5, LL Cool J, John Prine and Devo were all nominated, but failed to make the cut.
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