There’s good news in store for fans of ‘Rhythm Nation’ leader Janet Jackson…and it’s of the epic persuasion.
Find out why she, her creative partners Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and N.W.A have good reason to celebrate below…
Ms. Jackson and the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ creators stand tall as two of the acts who are being considered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2016 following the former’s chart-blazing comeback and the latter’s success with the aforementioned ‘Compton’ biopic.
The general public will be given the chance to vote for who they believe deserves to be honoured alongside the 800 historians, artists and industry insiders that make up the voting board’s body.
‘Rolling Stone’ reports:
The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 are in, and the list includes Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple, the Cars, Janet Jackson, N.W.A, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths and Yes. The rest of this year’s hopefuls are Chaka Khan, Chic, The J.B.’s, Los Lobos, Steve Miller and the Spinners. The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted next April at a ceremony in New York. HBO will broadcast the ceremony later in the year.
In order to have become eligible artists had to have had their first single or album released in 1990 or earlier so news of Jackson’s potential inclusion will come as a welcome surprise to her supporters who have been campaigning for her work to be acknowledged by the ‘Hall’ for well over a decade.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, this is the first time has been considered for the prestigious honour and the fourth time around for N.W.A.
This isn’t the only piece of good news Janet’s supporters have eaten into this week.