The 2019 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were announced Thursday morning, honoring artists across genres and generations. Groundbreaking pop icon Janet Jackson earned her nod, as did bewitching Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks. Alt-rockers the Cure were named alongside fellow ’80s stadium fillers Def Leppard. Radiohead are this year’s youngest inductees — they first became eligible for the class of 2018, 25 years after their debut — and ’60s British invasion legends the Zombies are the senior members, having released their debut in 1964.
Jackson, 52, helped define music in the ’80s and ’90s with anthemic R&B infused tracks — 27 reaching the Billboard Top 10 — and bold artistic statements like Control and Rhythm Nation 1814 helped her sell more than 160 million records worldwide over the course of her career.