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18.  Janet Jackson

For those who watched the original run of Good Times, it wasn’t likely that you would have pegged Janet Jackson as the cast member who would become the biggest star among them. Of course, with the last name of Jackson and her famous siblings; perhaps nobody should have been surprised.

After a slow start, the youngest Jackson became a superstar when she hooked up with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Together, they collaborated to create carefully crafted albums that channeled the urban feel while still being keyed into the Pop demographic. Janet was able to appeal to all audiences and had a long run of success that continued to keep up with contemporary trends while maintaining clever Pop hooks. Surprisingly, Janet is still recovering from “Nipplegate” and her career has been on a downward spiral ever since. Even if she fails to make a successful comeback, her iconic status as the biggest female R&B star for fifteen years can not be overlooked. As a member of the famous Jackson clan and with Madonna’s recent induction, there are many signs pointing towards a spot in Cleveland for Janet Jackson.

Janet Jackson




The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2010: #48
    2011: #58
    2012: #72
    2013: #59
    2014: #52
    2015: #34
    2016: #22

  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Gary, IN)
  • Why they will get in: She had major success and was the biggest female Pop/R&B star in the 80’s and 90’s.
  • Why they won't get in: Years after, she is STILL recovering from the Super Bowl incident.
  • Nominated in: 2016 & 2017
  • Essential Albums: Control (1986)
    Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
    janet. (1993)
    The Velvet Rope (1997)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Control (From Control, 1986)
    Nasty (From Control, 1986)
    Black Cat (Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, 1989)
    That’s the Way Love Goes (From janet., 1993)
    All for You (From All for You, 2001)
  • Social Groups: Click Here to Join the NIHOF Janet Jackson Fans Social Group to discuss and share!

    Facebook: Induct Janet Jackson Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Should Janet Jackson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put her in! - 80.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.2%
No opinion. - 0.2%
No way! - 13.4%
Last modified on Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:37
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+3 #54 #InductJanet 2018-04-11 08:24
Janet is headlining four major Festivals this summer so that should provide some good momentum and buzz going into the Fall season. It would be awesome to get new music, too but not sure how realistic that is for this year.
+9 #53 Mark Lewis 2018-01-21 06:11
No one can deny the huge success from radio, sales, videos, concerts, etc... has made Janet Jackson a household name LONG before the SuperBowl and not because of Michael or her family. Working from the age of 7 to today at 51 on tour with a new baby. She has beyond earned a place in the Hall of Fame.
+8 #52 Misty 2017-12-15 22:48
Hopefully Janet gets back on the ballot next year. It was a big surprise that they skipped over her again this time around.
+12 #51 Ziggy 2017-08-29 07:18
Janet's your kicks off again in about a week and that's great timing to potentially caught the eye of the nominee committee.

It seems pretty obvious that Janet will get nominated again. And this time, they truly need to induct her. The snub has gone on for too long!
+11 #50 StateOfTheWorld 2017-05-28 07:21
With Janet's tour resuming in early September and the rumor mill buzzing of some new material, I'd safely bet on her making the ballot for the third straight year.

If there is any justice, she'll FINALLY get the recognition of induction. Long, long, long overdue!
+14 #49 Robyn Billitt 2017-03-09 06:22
The third nomination HAS to be the charm.
The voting body is really out of touch...
+14 #48 JJ Fad 2017-02-25 16:12
I can't believe Janet still isn't in. Smh
What are they waiting for?
+14 #47 MikeCheck 2017-01-05 08:41
Congrats to Janet on the new baby!

Maybe a third straight nomination this October?
+13 #46 Lee Jay 2016-12-23 11:00
Another snub for Janet? She's arguably the biggest remaining snub out there.
+14 #45 Michele Aim 2016-10-03 10:31
Janet Jackson was nominated last year. Why does it show "Never" in the "Nominated in" area.

It should show 2015. And it will hopefully also show 2016 soon.

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