Janelle Monáe Will Induct Janet Jackson into the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

(L-R): Janelle Monae attends the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. Singer Janet Jackson performs at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo: Julien M. Hekimian (Getty Images for Chanel), Kevin Winter (Getty Images)

Janet Jackson will be entering the highly acclaimed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soon! Miss Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, if you nasty, baby.

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In a fabulous display of one generation honoring the former that inspired them and their own work, Janelle Monáe will be presenting Jackson with the coveted honor. Talk about giving flowers to those who came before you and paved the way—Monáe is a perfect choice, as the sex positivity displayed in her latest work Dirty Computer is somewhat reminiscent of Control-era Jackson’s self-actualization.

Per HBO’s press release, the complete lineup is:

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, presenting for The Cure

Brian May of Queen, presenting for Def Leppard

Janelle Monáe, presenting for Janet Jackson

Harry Styles, presenting for Stevie Nicks

David Byrne, presenting for Radiohead

John Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran, presenting for Roxy Music

Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, presenting for The Zombies

HBO will exclusively debut the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday April 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET /PT. The ceremony will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand, as well as the network’s partnering streaming platforms.

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