Tonight, two of the most beloved and successful female artists of all time are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Stevie Nicks and Janet Jackson. One is making history with her induction, while the other’s finally allows her to join the rest of her siblings in the prestigious institution.
Thirteen years after she first became eligible as a solo artist, Stevie will now become the first woman ever inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: she and Fleetwood Mac were inducted in 1998. While Stevie’s work with the Mac is legendary, her poetic, deeply personal solo work has been just as impactful for fans.
“The thing they say [to me] is, ‘You have no idea what your music has meant to me,'” Stevie told ABC Radio a few years ago. “And I get from that statement that something horrifically wonderful, or horrifically bad, happened and something that I wrote was there for them at that point. So that, I love, and that matters to me.” (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
As for Janet, she’s been eligible for induction since 2007 and had been nominated twice before. Tonight, she’ll finally join her brothers Michael, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon in the Rock Hall. They’re already in as The Jackson 5, while Michael has been inducted as a solo artist as well.
Janet will be inducted by Janelle Monae, while Stevie will be ushered in by One Direction‘s Harry Styles. It’s not clear if either woman will perform tonight.
The 2019 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The red carpet arrivals will stream at RockHall.com, as well on the Hall’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
HBO will air a special featuring highlights from the ceremony Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET.
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