‘What have you done for me lately?’ takes on new meaning after reports have surfaced that Grammy-winning pop icon Janet Jackson has been snubbed, yet again, from induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
With a four decade career that boasts over 100 million records sold and countless industry awards lining her shelves, Jackson reigns supreme as the second most decorated female artist of all time (second only to Whitney Houston –who was also shut out). Apparently her efforts, which span across music and film, have yet to be enough to impress the academy who votes and helps decide who will be inducted into the prestigious institution.
But, it looks like she’s not the only one…
Ask Whitney Houston who boasts nearly 200 million sold, immeasurable influence, and still reigns as the most decorated female in music history alongside our girl Sade who is the top selling U.K. female act in history. They too – despite enjoying careers that were 25 years+, have been omitted from induction.
For the third year in a row, fans are able to vote for who gets inducted. Despite Jackson, Houston, and Sade’s names being unlisted, look below to find out who you can vote for to join the historic ranks in April 2015.
Report via Rolling Stone:
“The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 are in, and the list includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting. The rest of this year’s hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes, the Spinners, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War and Bill Withers. The top vote-getters will be announced toward the end of the year and inducted on April 18th, 2015.”