It’s awards season! Sorry for yelling. But we think yelling is appropriate when it comes to speaking about rock and roll because, on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 12, the 2019 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced. And sure, as usual, most of the nominees are not even close to being rock and roll, but we’ll overlook that. Some of the nominees this year include Stevie Nicks, who, of course, is the frontwoman for the legendary band Fleetwood Mac, and Janet Jackson.
Stevie, who according to ex Fleetwood Mac member Lindsay Buckingham is the reason the band gave him the boot, is already in the Hall of Fame as Fleet was inducted in 1998, but this time the glory is all hers just like any frontman or woman would want it. And Stevie better get to patting herself on the back because she will be the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Oh yes, sounds like she’s singing who who who. And so on. “Seventeen” is probably the 70-year-old’s most well-known song from her solo career, as well as “Stand Back.” “To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and smile. It’s a glorious feeling,” Stevie told Rolling Stone.
As for Janet, well we know all about the 52-year-old’s incredible career and impact on music. Michael Jackson‘s little sister had 27 singles reach the Billboard Top 10. And on top of that, she went on to sell more than 160 million records worldwide. And don’t forget about that crazy video with her brother where they are both screaming at the top of their lungs. The name of that song? You guessed it, “Scream.” Janet also once had a memorable TV moment with Justin Timberlake (you know the one).
Stevie and Janet won’t be the only members inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as other members include The Cure, Radiohead, Def Leppard, and The Zombies. Pretty much bands that that one kid in your high school class would blare into his headphones all while ignoring everything and everyone around. That kid now owns a record label.
The Induction Ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 29, 2019, in Brooklyn, NY. You can also expect to see an edited version of it on HBO afterward — so awesome!