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Janet Jackson makes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016 nominee list

Mfonobong Akpan

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has released it’s 2016 list of nominees for it’s prestigious honour and Janet Jackson has gained a spot.

It’s the first time for Janet Jackson, who recently released her first album in seven years and launched a tour. Other first-timers vying to enter the Class of 2016 include Chicago, Steve Miller, Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, The Cars, The J.B.’s, and Los Lobos.

Other acts on the list are Chic, Deep Purple, Chaka Khan, Yes, The J.B.’s, Los Lobos, Steve Miller, The Spinners and The Cars.

To be eligible for the current ballot, artists or bands must have released their first single or album in 1990 or earlier. Once again this year, fans will have the opportunity to vote on who they wish to see inducted by visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website or RollingStone.com and casting their ballot.

The Class of 2016 will be announced in December and inducted in April 2016 at a ceremony in New York City.

source: cnn