Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2015 (ranked #146) .
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Looking at the long list of artists for this particular year, I definitely think that if Madonna isn't inducted for some reason, Janet definitely shouldn't be either. Though I definitely agree that Janet deserves to be inducted, Madonna's overall longevity, success in the industry and her influence on global popular music/ culture was obviously more substantial. And, history should reflect this.
Posted by Justin on Tuesday, 10.31.06 @ 02:19am
Besides the popularity of the Jakcson 5, and Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson is the only other jackson who has effected the world on an epic scale. She should deffinately be inducteed.
Posted by Master on Saturday, 01.20.07 @ 19:36pm
Janet Jackson is a music Icon.She's an entertainer that we all watched grow up from pretty naive little girl to the sex pot that she is today.If it were'nt for Janet there would be no Brittany Spears or Ciara to name a few.They all took from Janet's obvious talent.She brought sexy back long before Justin Timberlake did,but while she was at it she gave us awesome videos,killer music and an ever changing look,you could'nt get bored with her.She clearly deserves to be in the hall of fame not just because of her famous brothers, but because of Janet.
Posted by shell on Wednesday, 02.28.07 @ 20:10pm
Hell no...she is tacky and far from innovative....her brother was worthy but as far as the Jackson's go that's it
Posted by joe on Thursday, 03.1.07 @ 19:11pm
No she's not rock and because if she makes the hall we're going to see lots of pops and rnb artists that are even worst than her
Posted by roméo on Monday, 03.5.07 @ 10:12am
I don't see Janet Jackson's induction. There seems to be a parallel with Madonna, but that's just because both have had pop hits in the 1980s. Since then, their careers have diverged. Madonna has become the most avant-garde major pop star with her electronic albums, while Janet Jackson has slipped further and further into stale, run-of-the-mill R&B and copying Madonna's shock tactics of fifteen years ago.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 03.6.07 @ 23:05pm
I REALLY FEEL THAT JANET JACKSON DESERVES TO BE INDUCTED; SHE IS A LEGEND AND AN ICON; I THINK MADONNA SHOULD BE INDUCTED ALSO; BUT JANET JACKSON MUST BE INDUSCTED LOOK HOW LONG SHE HAS BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY AND STILL GOING STRONG, AND THESE YOUNGER ARTIST ARE SWAGGING OFF OF JANET JACKSON TO SALE THEMSELVES BIG TIME. JANET JACKSON HAS INSPIRED ALOT OF THE YOUNGER ARTST FROM ALLIAH-BEYONCE, AND EVEN THOUGH JANET AND ALLIAH WERE VERY GOOD FRIENDS JANET GAVE HER ADVICE DURING ALLIAH'S CAREER; AND NOW JANET JACKSON HAS SUPPORTED AN OSCAR WINNER "JENNIFER HUDSON" AND THIS IS WHAT LEGENDS TO. I THINK THAT JANET DESERVES IT MORE.
Posted by Morticia S on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 08:51am
Of course she deserves it! She's created some of the greatest albums of all time, some great music videos, and she is an AMAZING performer! Plus she's one of the most beautiful women inside and out.
Posted by redsimba on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 09:18am
Yup. She's the only artist (besides Madonna) who have been re-innovating the music industry.
Posted by JAQ on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 10:04am
Well, of course. She has, single handedly, revolutionized the world of music. Not to mention giving a voice to young black women and opened the door for artists like Beyonce, Britney and Pink. Hell yeah she should be inducted into the hall of fame.
Posted by shawn32 on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 11:13am
She should absolutely be inducted--and so should Madonna for that matter. Both artists have profoundly affected the music industry and influenced many of today's artists. If there was no Janet, there would be no Britney, Ciara, or Beyonce. Janet had to work hard to create a legacy separate from her talented brothers, but she did. She proved that she is an amazing artist in her own right, and albums like Control, Rhythm Nation, Janet, and the Velvet Rope spawned singles and videos that will stand the test of time. Janet truly deserves to be inducted.
Posted by SB on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 11:20am
Janet Jackson is the world's icon and legend who gave unselfishly to different organizations and helped raise funds for different organizations which is why she has been award with so many humanitarian awards. Janet Jackson is the best performing female artist of all time; and you have artist like Beyonce, Ciara, and Britney who has imitated alot of Janet's styles in which I don't blame them because Janet Jackson was the shit back in the 80's and 90's and she is still the shit in another century. I do not care about album sales because Janet Jackson have had her days of selling bigger than any of these young artist that is out today. These younger artist have to re-release an album to sale 6 million copies,but Janet Jackson never had to do this she was always a big seller and her tours always sold out, she has nothing else to prove in the music nor movie business she was nominated for an oscar, golden globe, and has won more awards on billboard chart and grammys than any other artist that is out today. Janet Jackson deserves to be picked up by the entire world and carried over to the Rock & Roll hall of fame. I truely love Miss Jackson and enjoyed her last album 20 Y O has listened to every day now.
Posted by TOMMY on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 11:40am
roméo, Rock&Roll is just a name for the music HOF.. its not a guideline.
Posted by Norm on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 12:01pm
Janet deserves it. She's rivaled the best in the biz. If she doesn't get in, then I'm blowing some shyt up..
Posted by Damon on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 12:04pm
Janet deserves it!!! She is an ICON. There are so many styles started because of her, music followed because of her and so much more. She has had such an impact on so many people and pop culture. A true living legend...
Posted by Christina on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 12:11pm
Posted by Tracy on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 12:28pm
It would truly be a shame if Janet wasn't inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. Everyone is well aware of her achievements and the imprint that she has made in commercial music. Her influence is undeniable and her presence is uncomparable. PERIOD!
Posted by Nate on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 13:09pm
Janet Jackson was one of the pioneering artist for the music video. She changed the way we receive music and even with her past album, "So Excited" changed music video technology.
Posted by Nuklehid on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 13:43pm
JANET JACKSON IS HOTT!!!!!
Posted by lato on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 15:34pm
If the likes of REM with there two and a half hits can get in.....of course Janet Jackson should get in no problem.
Posted by Russia on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 16:20pm
I think people are trying to "play" Janet because of the SB incident in'04. Put aside the social hijinks, the nude magazine covers and coffee table sex books and see who's music truly is superior. Madonna by far is a visual artist but Janet is a visual artist who's music is great and has super quality to back it up as well...i don't think the quality of Janets music has dropped i think people are so quick to past judgement on her and any thing associated with her...are we forgeting that madonna made a freaking soft porn/erotica photobook..the worst janet ever done was pose with another man covering her breast on the cover of rolling stone. if you don't own the albums janet. or The Velvet Rope or Rhythm Nation, then our in no position to make a judgement as to whether she should be inducted or not
Posted by J on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 16:40pm
Signing, at the time, an 80 million dollar contract, rivaling her brother(a member) and other "icons" for worldwide appeal, selling millions of records globally, revolutionized music and blazed a trail for others to follow(Britney, Ciara, Beyonce, Aaliyah, etc) doesn't constitute induction is utterly preposterous.
Posted by Sexpot on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 16:50pm
i think she should be inducted janet is influential innovative. and janet has longevity. talent beauty. one of the best dancers ever
Posted by andryce76 on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 17:09pm
The mere fact that I am able to vote for Janet...says that she is qualified to be in selected. In addition to this, she has set a trend for many, many female artist to follow. The fact that Janet...exist, is why the bar has been raised for any female artist who dare...Perform
Posted by Mark on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 19:16pm
Janet Jackson is one of the greatest pop icons of our times. No matter how high her fame takes her she remains humble, and loyal to her fans. She definetly deserves her spot in the Hall of Fame. Janet is what many artist aspire to become.
Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 19:23pm
Love your music
Posted by Kricket on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 19:24pm
Is this really a question? Are we really asking should JANET JACKSON get inducted into the Hall of Fame? Come on People, H$&& YES she should be inducted!! Janet Jackson is one of if not the hardest working people in the industry. This woman had to compete with the popularity of Michael Jackson, and still make a name for herself, and she did this succesfully. Her Rhythm Nation tour was the THE most successful premiere tour of any artist in history. She took the initiative to dump her father, and find her own style and creativity which in turn made her the most successful female star their was. Her record contract with Virgin Records still makes record breaking success, and I think is still unmatched. She has created trends, set a new stature for videos, and definitely for performing. There is not one female, and not many men, who can get on a stage and perform like Janet Jackson. She built her legacy on her own, never even collaborating with Michael on anything until after the Janet album dropped which sold over 10 million copies. With that said, she never needed to ride any one's coat tails. Madonna? I love the woman, but come on. Her and Janet Jackson... Madonna got famous off of touching herself and making sex videos, while Janet was solidified as a performer and artist before even dabling into the sexual arena. She still has NEVER had to get as vulgar as Madonna, and has had way more success than Madonna. Can anyone even name the last few titles of Madonna's albums? I love Janet, and respect her. She inspired everyday and also inspired me to be a performer and dancer. Thank you Janet Jackson, just for being alive!!
Of Course Janet The MTV Icon C,mon now!! She is a legend , Are people still holding on to the superbowl thing, the Truth is no matter how you feel about her you have to admit she help to Revolutionize and pioneer not only musical style but sway a generation, moved by Video imagery and what tremendous Style A true Living legend and Icon,
Posted by Luis on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 20:19pm
I love janet she need this right about now to bring her up
Posted by martique on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 22:29pm
I have to say that Janet is the innovator in POP music. You can go down a long list of artist that has taken what Janet has created and applied and morphed and made the same "IDEAS" into thier own. Janet deserves her place in history because she has been a leader, unfraid, and she did it all humbly and repectfully! She has embraced all forms of music just listen to songs like "I WANT YOU" to hear the CARPENTERS influence in meldoies and the harmonies, 'Thats the Way Love Goes' to here the late great James Brown, or the most over looked 'Got Till Its Gone' to get lost in the awesome fusion of hip hop and JONI MITCHELL this list could go on. Janet has a way of using her gift in song to touch people's lives and move you in spirit and on the dance floor! That IS the magic, that IS her music, That IS JANET JACKSON! Although I am not in a postion to do so I NOMMINATE JANET JACKSON! HELL YES I DO!
Posted by Immyownboo@myspace on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 22:36pm
Janet Jackson is an Icon She is one of the most successful female artist of all time, she has sold more than 70 million records world wide. She started the business as a child at 7 years old and she still is going strong. She is a good singer, shes an excellent performer!! I've seen her twice on tour and damn she can put on a show. She's a transitter and is always changing. There are many artist that look up to janet, such as Beyonce, Britney, Ciara and they all have many of her moves in their videos. She has won dozens of awards. She deserves to be in the rock and roll hall of fame. She's made 10 Cd's in her career and they;ve all been big hits such as contol, rhythm nation, janet and so on. Even thought Damita jo and 20 Y.O didn't sell much they were both good albums. Janet is a hot!! she is an artist, singer, performer she's an Icon!! Janet is a Legend and needs to be in the Rock hall of fame!!
Posted by Danny on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 23:35pm
Janet Damita Jo Jackson should most definetly inducted into the Hall of Fame, she's the Queen of Pop!
Posted by Kevin on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 23:46pm
I love Janet Jackson. However, her influence and creditiblity are clearly in question. She hasn't had a solo hit in six years, her last two albums flopped (Jermaine Dupri got fired after her last album was released), she's been critical failure for at least a decade, et al.
Of course Janet should be inducted. Because of Janet is why we have the destiny's child, Beyonce, and other female groups who incorperate dance into every show.Janets High energy shows are the reasons young girls like Beyonce grew up trying to be exactly like her. She deserves first ballot no matter what happened at the super bowl. Most of the Rock Bands you induct have done way worse....thank you for listening..
Posted by J.J.Gonzales on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 00:38am
Janet deserves to be inducted.She's one of the best -selling female artists of all time.She's also one of the most successful artists in the history of the Billboard charts.She's inspired a lot of today's artists.She sets trends and that's why her career has been so long and successful.Superbowl may have caused her record sales to drop significantly,but her albums still continue to debut on the Top Three on the Billboard 200 Album charts(20 Y.O was her eighth consecutive Top 3 album debut).That alone proves that she's still relevant in the music industry.Comparing Madonna and Janet is like comparing apples and oranges.Madonna is a pop artist while Janet is an all-rounder(The only artist to top the pop,R&B,rap,dance,rock and adult contemporary charts).This alone proves that Janet is an icon and has carved her own place in the music industry and chart records.
Posted by Loni on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 04:15am
YES SHE SHOULD BE IN THE HALL OF FAME WHY NOT SHE IS A VERY HARD WORKING AND VERY GIVING PERSON WHO HAS SHOW US WHO SHE IS A FIGHTER WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO SHOW THE WORLD WHO MISS.JACKSON IS SO HELL YEA SHE IS THE G.O.A.T.(THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES)AND A ICON A NUFF SAID!!!!!!! STACEY A.K.A. MS.SUGA!!
Posted by STACEY G. on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 07:47am
JANET JACKSON SHOULD DEFINITELY BE INDUCTED INTO THE
Posted by switchblade330 on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 07:51am
Yes, Janet most definitely deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Why it hasn't happened yet or why it's even a question I don't know.
Posted by Mishe on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 08:51am
There is no questioning this women's list of hits, millions or records sold, and honors ALREADY bestowed by nearly every venue possible. She is considered a living legend in the african american community.
Posted by Jeff on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 09:50am
Janet Jackson and Madonna both deserve to be inducted this year. They are both outstanding performing artists who started their careers at the exact same time eventually taking the world by storm. They have different styles and I like them both. Madonna just adopted a baby, and Janet is starring in Tyler Perry's movie in Feb 2008. Keep peace, let them both in.
Posted by Taylor Malloy on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 10:49am
Madonna YES. Janet NO. She used to be "ok" but what has she done lately?? Her last album was a HUGE dissapointment and she couldnt even get her 2007 tour off the ground. And there are very few songs of hers that I can even understand the words. Her announcation is awful. There hasn't been any real "re-invention" or growth in her sound. And lastly, she should have been eligible years ago or has everyone forgotten the year her Dreamstreet album debut??
Posted by Paulito on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 11:34am
TO PAULITO, YOU ARE NOT A JANET FAN, SO WHY COME ON HERE AND TRY TO DOWN GRADE JANET JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A FAN OF SOME OTHER ARTIST??? WHAT HAS JANET DONE FOR US LATELY??? SHE HAS WON THE HUMAITARIAN AWARD MAY 2006 FOR SUPPORTING AN ORGANIZATION; SHE HAS MANY HUMANITARIAN AWARDS, SHE HAS SUPPORTED PEOPLE LIKE JENNIFER HUDSON, WHOM IS VERY NEW TO ACTING AND SINGING, SHE HAS WON THE TRENDSETTER ICON FASHION AWARD IN HOLLYWOOD NOVEMBER 2006, AND SHE WAS HONORED BY EBONY PRE-OSCARS WITH THE LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR 25 YEARS OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MUSIC AND MOVIE INDUSTRY. HER ALBUM WAS NOT A DISAPPOINTMENT; THE VIEWERS WERE DISAPPOINTING WITH TRYING TO GET PEOPLE NOT TO BUY JANET'S ALBUM A DISAPPOINTING ALBUM DOES NOT HAVE 2 (#1'S) AND SALE 1.5 MILLION WITHOUT ANY AIRPLAY, NOW HOW MANY ARTIST COULD DO THIS, SALE WITHOUT AIRPLAY??? AGAIN JANET IS A LEGEN & ICON. YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT JANET JACKSON'S TOUR SO SHUT UP, JANET WILL TOUR AFTER SHE FINISH SHOOTING HER NEWLY MOVIE WITH TYLER PERRY. IF YOU DON'T LIKE HER, THEN WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT SHE IS SAYING IN HER SONGS??? QUIT DRINKING THAT HATERAID;AGAIN JANET IS A LEGEND AND ICON. NO ONE HAS FORGOTTEN HER DREAMSTREAT ALBUM, NOW FOR YOU TO HAVE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION ABOUT JANET, ARE YOU SURE YOU DON'T LIKE HER, OR IS IT THAT YOU ARE JEALOUSE BECAUSE SHE IS THE BEST SALING ARTIST OF ALL TIMES, AND THE BEST PERFORMING AND ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME. JANET IS A LEGEND, SHE HAS TWO OF THESE AWARDS, JANET IS AN ICON, SHE HAS THREE OF THESE AWARDS, SO PLEASE DON'T COME HERE TRYING TO TEAR DOWN A LEGEND.
Posted by Bill on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 12:28pm
Is this post from "Bill" for real? That is the funniest thing I have read in a long time.
Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 12:34pm
I think Janet deserves this induction. She's changed the world of dance music. I think the fact that there are so many copycat Janet Jackson wannabes shows how much of an impact she's had.
Posted by Darrick on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 12:52pm
to paulito youre talking like a man with a papersack head. she deserves to be inducted. idiot how should she have been eligible years ago. you have to have released an album 25 years ago to be eligible. dreamstreet was released in 1984 so she wasn't eligible for years
Posted by andryce76 on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 13:18pm
Paulito you are probably not a Janet Jackson fan, but knowing Janet and the good heart that she has, I'm sure she loves you as much as she does any of her true fans. Since you asked the
Posted by Montana Miller on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 13:25pm
janet should be inducted, no matter what happens you can't think about the history of music and not think about janet
Posted by Darion on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 13:50pm
Without question, Janet is one of the most influential individuals in music history. Not that mentioning is necessry, still... her 70 million plus album sales, her 20 million plus singles sales, her tours (biggest debut tour of all time), ot to mention the countess top ten hits and number one singles that she has pumped out over the past 3 decades, and as well her presence.
Posted by Ab on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 13:53pm
JANET'S ROCK AND ROLL SONG "BLACK CAT" WAS NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY. I STILL LOVE THAT SONG AND THE WAY SHE PERFOMS IT. SHE ROCKS THE HOUSE!
Posted by TUTTIE FRUITY on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 14:18pm
If people think Madonna should be inducted into the Hall of Fame then Janet Jackson deserves the spot just as well. Superbowl 2004 will live with her for the rest of her life. Because everybody is calling her trashy. I think it's not case people just won't let that moment die down. When Madonna was rolling around on the stage and playing with herself I guess that was okay. But now since janet has exposed her breast it's so trashy. It's so odd that the phrase "Sex sells" is always used and seen on television everyday. Janet exposes her breast she is considered trashy for the rest of her life. 20 Y.O. is a great CD everybody who is calling it garbage I am quite certain hasn't even heard it. JANET JACKSON fan forever.
Posted by Scott Franklin on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 14:40pm
Posted by shortstuff45220 on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 15:30pm
If Janet doesn't get in the R&R hall of fame then they might as well close it down. There is no way they can deny one of the most groundbreaking female aritsts of our time. One who has transcended every boundary in popular music. She has #1 Dance, Rock, R&B, Pop songs. How many artists can say that. Not even Madonna. Janet isn't tied to just one genre. Not to mention she is the most electrifying live performer of the last 20 years. Also another factor i believe that should grant her access to the HOF is that Janet hasn't always went against the grain and did what people least expected. She followed her Control album with an album nobody said would work, an album about racial lines and education and it did work. garnering 4 #1 pop singles and 7 top 5 singles on the BB Hot 100 something no other artist has ever done. She followed the hugely successful janet. album with The Velvet Rope. One of the most personal albums an aritst of Janet's stature has ever released. Dealing with homosexuality, depression, domestic violence, etc. Janet has always did what she felt she needed to do to get a REAL message across. She has never been afraid to lose record sales to get her messsage across and that should get her in alone. JANET DESERVES IT.
Posted by James Nelson on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 17:34pm
Posted by RoBin on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 18:37pm
I definately think she needs to be inducted into the hall of fame. The woman is good at what she does. And she has been doing it for years and she has been successful at it and she has influenced alot of younger artists.
Posted by Angela on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 18:46pm
Janet is an icon. Looking soley at her music and acting Janet is the best. She kicked down doors for a lot of people in the music industry. She was the 1st of her kind. Singer, songwriter, dancer, produer, actress. Beat that !
Posted by Lanza on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 19:31pm
Janet should be inducted into the hall of fame, she is a icon. Her music covers the 80,90, and the present, she has sold millions of records. She has use rock in roll in alot of her music (black cat), her music has reach all types of races. She is a superstar in her own right.
Posted by Mario Arnold on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 20:07pm
I think Janet and Madonna have great chances of being inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Which ones would go before the other, we don't know. But I'm gonna say this, I'd like to see Motown divas like the Marvelettes, Mary Wells and post-Supremes Diana Ross get inductions too. In fact, the women who paved the way for Madonna and Janet to even make a scene that haven't even got a NOTICE from the Rock Hall need to get in. But I do see Janet getting into the Rock Hall for the sole fact she was able to branch into an influential career while her brother was doing some legendary stuff.
Posted by Tim on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 21:17pm
ALL I CAN SAY IS SHE AN ICON ANY QUESTION I DIDN'T THINK SO.
Posted by steven p. on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 21:41pm
This is a well deserve honor for janet!!im so excited for her.She has been in this business for 33years and has open doors for those who follow in her footsteps like britney,beyonce,christina and etc...Let honor this icon..I love you dunk!! ty in inglewood calif..
Posted by thai on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 22:31pm
I believe that Janet Jackson should be inducted she has been the most influental black female in modern times, Although artist like Madonna and MJ have mixed artistry with Controversy to maintain intrest Janet never did this till recent and manged to maintain a career purly on fantastic and inspiring music and being a spectaculer performer writng and co producing 95% of every hit she ever had, Just from watching her MTV Icons special everyone from N Sync, Britney , Xtina, JLO, Aaliyah, Ciara, Paula Abdul, Beyonce, Missy have all been inspired by her work she ia an Icon and she deserves this, especially after what the way she has been rejected since the Super Bowl.
Yes , janet is an Idol , she is a best choregraphie,her song is good,she is a source of inspiration for the other artist as cassie,beyonce,Jennifer lopez and more.janet we love and your are a legend .
Posted by chester on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 09:53am
YES! Like her or not, she has blazed a trail. Music videos without a Janet-Jackson-influence would not be quite the same. Everyone from New Kids on the Block/Paula Abdul to Beyonce/Justin Timberlake owe her a debt of gratitude. Without Janet Jackson, who would Britney Spears copy?
Posted by David on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 17:10pm
forget Madonna.... JANET IS HOTT!
Posted by lato on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 01:40am
LATO CUT IT OUT. WE APPRECIATE THE LOVE FOR JANET BUT WE WANT BOTH JANET AND MADONNA TO BE INDUCTED. JANET FIRST BECAUSE SHE'S THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN QUEEN OF POP.
Posted by Appreciate on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 06:08am
I've read so many of these, and the fact of the matter is that Janet is a household name, a dance revolutionary, a hit maker (past and present), and an outstanding artist overall. A lot of comments have been made as to what has she done lately. Aside from having a number one hit with her new album, she really hasn't been too successful. Let's put the blame where it lies, the superbowl. Many people are still mad at her for that and it's probably not going to change. However, as mad as they are at her, you know, her album still made a mark on the billboard charts. Maybe not as big as other COMMERCIALIZED artist, but still quite a mark. Getting to the point in case, the hall of fame doesn't measure what the artist has done for music lately; but instead, what the artist has done over the span of 25 years. If the hall of fame only measured recent activities, many of the previous recepients wouldn't be inducted. She's one of the few artists that's still making music after 20 yrs. The undeniable truth is that she has paved the way for a lot of the artist today. Male and Female. Face it, she was hall of fame material after the album Janet. If not, before then.
Posted by Chris on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 21:21pm
i definitly think Janet Jackson should be inducted not only because she is a n legand she is also an icon to all genres of music all around the world and just as janet put it herself she has more class than madonna im not saying that madonna isnt goood im mean she's great but i prefer janet over madonna on any occasion thats just my honest opinion.
more over as a big r&b listener janet introduced me to rock music and rock & roll artists through some of the samples which her music has used
Posted by ju on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 09:40am
Janet Jackson deserves to be inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. She has changed the face of music with her innovative videos and intricate dance moves. Her music appeals to people of all ages & ethnicities. She has had so much success and has given lots back to special causes that are important to her. Go JANET!
Posted by Jason on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 18:30pm
Of curse Janet Jackson deserves to be inducted, obviousy! There is no doubt about it. The Superbowl incident night have went on w/out a hitch if MJ wasn't her brother and also if her skin wasn't brown....just a few weeks prior, Madonna tongue kissed a Janet immitator (I 4get er'name) on MTV n front of an MTV audience which is made up of mostly youth, however Janet can't seem to be forgiven.
Posted by jay on Saturday, 03.17.07 @ 19:04pm
Janet Jackson definitely deserves to be inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. The Rock Hall is not exclusive to rock artists with blaring guitars (this is in reference to the poster many posts above). Janet has sold millions of albums, had a number of hits. Sold out tours. I can't even count how many artist cite JANET as their influence. She has much more respect that most people realize. She deserves the recognition.
Posted by Kirk on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 09:16am
Oh my gosh I love Janet Jackson she is so wild and creative. She is the one who intruduced me to the love of rock and roll music when I saw her performing a rock song at her last concert.
Posted by Maxine Phillips on Sunday, 03.18.07 @ 13:36pm
Michael Jackson is the greatest entertainer on the planet Period. But I think Janet is the greatest female entertainer, so she just has to be in the Hall of Fame with her brother!
Posted by Amanda on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 00:48am
Wow!!! Reading all of your cooments goes to show just of an major impact Janet Jackson has made in this business. i believe, without a doubt, she should most definitely get of honors of being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. i not going to say all that she has accomplish because its has all been stated. She has made music base of her own ideas and creativitly. many artists today, i called then the norm because they are told what should be done in order to have hit recods/albums. Janet on the other hand didi what a true artist should do and that is to go way beyond the norm and push the envelope further, and that is what she has done and that what make a true Legend. Only Legends are able to go beyond tha sale and hits and do what in there hearts. And that is what she has done. So Janet i thank you for your arttistic expression beause with out you what would these little girls do. Janet I Love you and wish and pray that you get inducted. Peace and Love.
Posted by Jose on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 20:05pm
madonna has not done contribution to music she only has been everytime a mix of Marilyn Monroe and Cyndi Lauper , in 80s she has not relevance like other persons that in true were relevant persons , and you shouldn't be talking of other singers in a place of Janet .
Posted by Gaybo on Thursday, 03.22.07 @ 15:58pm
Janet needs to be induted into the hall of fame,
Posted by janetlover78 on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 14:00pm
All you haters bow down to the queen.. Janet Jackson deserves to be inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame...You know if it weren't for janet there would be no britney, pink etc...as much as you'll hate to admit janet is the queen of dance & pop...she took it to a whole different level and can still get down to this day no other female can top her when it comes to pop & dance...so stop the hate your just jealous because she's she can dance, sing and she's a beautiful black queen....bow down bitches..bow down!
Posted by naenae1 on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 19:11pm
I can't believe there are people ignorant enough to say no to her. Madonna played her career on pushing the envelope, which was extremely successful--but at the end of the day, she's more of a pop culture icon than she is a pop music icon. Janet was always known for being sexy, but can you name one more popular '80s music line that "Janet--Miss Jackson if you're nasty"? You probably can't name that many.
Posted by Eric on Saturday, 03.24.07 @ 09:59am
yes....janet rocks and we all love her
Posted by john on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 01:05am
I have been a Janet fan since 1984 (control) and I havent looked back since. She is an innovator,musical pioneer,activist and humanitarian. Not much can be said about any other artist of the last 20 or so years with the execption of Madonna who is also an inductee. I think miss jackson definitley deserves the nomination,if not overdue. We love you Janet!!!!!
Posted by adrian on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 18:48pm
Yes she will get in but she doesn't deserve to. It was overproduced music like hers that made alternative music so necessary back in the 80s. She is more product than artist and noting that she is the big inspiration for "artists" like Britney Spears/Beyonce/Jessica Simpson and their ilk should not help her case.
Posted by Rod on Sunday, 03.25.07 @ 20:27pm
Janet's music wasn't shit without Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis !!!
Posted by Joe-Skee on Monday, 03.26.07 @ 15:13pm
Joe we really appreciate all of Jimmy and Terry's expertise and musical insight throughout Janet's career.
Posted by Tiger on Monday, 03.26.07 @ 19:21pm
How come they're not??? The Time's first album was released in 1981!!! and who was the man that brought out The Time??? Prince!!! Influence and Innovation.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 03.27.07 @ 10:06am
Many of u don't realize that without Janet, there would be no Britney, Christina, or even Madonna. Janet revolutionized the way women in popular music performed. She started out as a child actor who sang, but became a performance artist. She danced her butt off and made a VERY LASTING impression on popular music. She may not make it the first year, but she will end up there eventually.
Posted by Kel on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 14:11pm
Kel, saying there would be no Madonna if it wasn't for Janet....well, that takes the cake for uninformed opinions posted in the comments section. And there's been plenty of them.
Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 03.28.07 @ 23:29pm
Saying you cant remember any of Janets songs and calling yourself a music person??? wow.. you cant remember NASTY, Thats the way love goes? , all 4 u, Control? come on.. dont call your self an all around music lover if you dont know those.. your just a pissed off madonna fan..I personally do not like Madonna but yet I voted for her because I do see the impact she has made on music. But her last two tours, WOW she really needs to step it up..i know she was never able to dance but it almost like watching someone grandmother perform dirty things on stage now. Sad Sad Sad
Posted by J.J. on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 16:07pm
Joe-Skee! You're so funny! If you read the back of all of Janet's CD's (Control-20Y.O) it say PRODUCED by: JANET JACKSON, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. I want you to read that last sentence again!!!!! JANET JACKSON’s name came first, like it does on all of her CD’s when it says PRODUED BY. Just because you produce something doesn’t mean it will big or do something. Janet is Jimmy & Terry’s hottest & best selling artist. This is why they always use her when they produce things like soundtracks and other collaborations, i.e (Shaggy, Herb Alpert, Beanie Man & Elton John.) That’s like saying Mariah Carey wouldn’t be anything without JD. The bottom line is Janet Damita-jo Jackson deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. She has been around for 20+ years & has no signs of stopping. I wish people like would grow up & stop putting disrespectful comments on sites like that! Janet is talented in numerous ways. Singer, Dancer & Actress (triple treat). The ONLY artist to date able to come forward and rock after having a famous sibling! Numerous hit albums, singles & world tours. Both movies she stared in made #01 at the box office. From Grammys to Emmys she has won it all! I think both Janet & Madonna deserve this honor. Best of luck to them both!
Posted by janetlover78 on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 17:03pm
Numerous hit albums,singles, and world tours. That sounds like DONNA SUMMER to me!!! The original Dance/Pop Diva. Go get 'em Queen!!!
Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 03.30.07 @ 12:26pm
On her albums Madonna's songs and her voice are cloudy .
Posted by Straunt on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 18:25pm
I doubt of the veracity of this votations this is so cloudy , disc's sales arent with reciprocity to what this site demostrates , the first commentary is very insinuating , your situation about videos aren't just , Cyndi Lauper has not nor a one , I don't like to do a vote
Posted by Netis on Saturday, 03.31.07 @ 18:54pm
Janet is definately a music icon. She should be inducted with no question.
Posted by Stephanie on Monday, 04.2.07 @ 10:52am
Janet is STILL THE queen of music today. Every new female or female group has had Janet to use as a guide for their music, look, or videos...she definately is an ICON, and she deserves to be inducted!
Posted by PJ on Friday, 04.6.07 @ 11:45am
Janet should be in the hall of fame....no doubt....that whole superbowl thing was blown outta propotion....Janet is beautiful, smart, very talented and should get the hall of fame waaaaaaaaay before her brother Michael.... :o)
Posted by Erica on Sunday, 04.15.07 @ 20:40pm
If it was not for Janet there would be no No Paula Abdul, No J-Lo, No Ciara, No Brittney, NO women as we see them today. They say Madonna was first but they all act like Janet....AND YOU KNOW THATS THE TRUTH!
Posted by Ryan on Tuesday, 04.17.07 @ 01:56am
If Janet is let in then the computer that enhances her thin tacky vocals should be as well.
Posted by Josh on Sunday, 04.22.07 @ 23:16pm
Straunt, you have lost your mind... Janet is far more trampy on her albums than Madonna ever was, and the music drowns her out, at least Madonna can sing and Janet is just another MADONNA wanna be, to even mention Madonna in the same subject as Janet is disgraceful. You talk like Janet is some saint when she is trash and foul and that is what she really is, Madonna sold a sexy image it was business pure and simple. YOU forget that that was only a small part of her long career. Madonna has created image after image and that is all it is. Madonna never flashed her tits on live public TV for kids to watch either. Janet has ZERO class, Madonna may not be a saint but she has managed to raise 2 great kids, be married most of her entire career and NEVER once commited adultry. Madonna has used other artists as impiration for some of her songs but NMAE one who has not?? Janet copies Madonna all the time, and Britney is nothing more than a Madonna clone.
Posted by Isla on Sunday, 04.22.07 @ 23:24pm
I like Janet, but vocally she is not much to listen to, and I agree with most on her she has not had the global impact of Madonna, to say otherwise is wrong. Even if you don't like Madonna the woman has paved the way for artist like Janet, Madonna is by far the most famous woman in the world, has sold more albums than any other female artist ever, Janet is not even in the top 10 artists of all time. To compare Janet to Madonna should be a sin, Janet has clearly been inspired by Madonna and to deny that is ignorance. Madonna can only be compared to Elvis they both had global impact that has went far beyound just music or fashion or even entertainment. And folks it takes more than selling a few million records to be an Icon or a legend, Janet has never had the global impact of Madonna, Elvis, The Beatles or sadly even Britney just review the United World Chart. Madonna has had more global #1 singles than anyone including Elvis. And she has had far fewer albums or singles than him. Now that is what I call a legend..
Posted by Devin on Sunday, 04.22.07 @ 23:32pm
Out of the list for 2007 only 4 really should be inducted:
Posted by Ann on Sunday, 04.22.07 @ 23:49pm
Janet should've already been inducted!Right after Michael!! It's overdue..and if Madonna isn't already in there since she came out and is older than janet shows maybe she doesn't deserve it! Madonna is cold, Janet is real with soul and has had to overcome things that Madonna will never understand..Madonna's great but Janet has a classic iconic edge that Madonna doesn't have..please put them both in But Janet has worked much harder to get her status as a legendary entertainer, hell her brother is Michael...I'm sure Madonna envies janet deep down. I met Janet..she is real down to earth and will hug you and cry with you and thank you for your support. Madonna is arrogant and thinks she's all that and she is not all that. I preferred Madonna back in the day when she tried to be more black if u know what I mean..Anyway I said my opinion. Give it to JJ..she deserves it!
Posted by kenny on Sunday, 04.29.07 @ 00:30am
I'm sorry but Janet does Not act like Madonna. Ive never seen Madonna Dance with the same energy and Fire that janet has. janet voice is nice soft but noce. Madonna Can sing too , but just barley she aint no Whitney either. As for brittney she acts like janet all time!! Every Hip thrust and hair whip is all JANET! Not Madonna! Please Josh your and idiot! Madonna has
Posted by Ryan on Friday, 05.4.07 @ 21:26pm
She's an icon.
Posted by Michael H. on Friday, 06.8.07 @ 22:31pm
while read the comments i came across one that said, and i quote "No she's not rock and because if she makes the hall we're going to see lots of pops and rnb artists that are even worst than her", which brought me to think. if it wasn't for R&B then there would be no rock and rool. Pop came before rock and roll and is a bigger and more influential music than rock and roll. not to take anything for rock, without R&B and pop there would be no Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Aretha Franklin. All music is Rock and Roll. Now about Janet Jackson. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts people after being int he music business for more then 25 years. Janet started her music career in 1982 witht he album "Janet Jackson", two years later she released "Dreamstreet" and two years after that she released one of the best albums of the last 30 years, "Control". She had five number 1 hits from that album. "Rhythm Nation", "janet", "Design of a Decade", "The Velvet Rope", "All For You", "Damita Jo", and most resently "20 Y.O.", all of which were #1 upon release, have help pave the way music is today. Britney Spears, Mya, Ciara, Beyonce, Pink, and many others have not only copied her sound and dance in the videos she made, they followed in her career path. Yes i am aware that Madonna will be inducted before Janet, even thought her career started two years after janets, But if you induct Madonna, you must induct Janet. Fair is Fair.
Posted by miquel kabew on Tuesday, 07.3.07 @ 17:33pm
Yes, yes YES Janet Jackson should be inducted!!!
Posted by Frizzly on Monday, 07.9.07 @ 15:13pm
Janet is an ICON, her music and dancing styles have been often imitated but never duplicated!! Janet's music reaches beyond race, age and class. Her universal appeal makes her a no-brainer for the hall of fame!!
Posted by Diana on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 11:07am
I think Janet is a shoe-in for the Hall because she has contributed greatly to the music scene...without Janet alot of female artists that enjoy success today wouldnt be around in the same manner if not at all. No Britney...No Ciara...No Beyonce...Janet's influence has been undervalued and overreaching for decades now..
Posted by Jay on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 11:09am
Come on who in the hell has Janet not influenced in this music industry today.She is an Icon and Legend.Just ask Beyonce, Ciara,Britney,Christina A, Mya,Christina Milian, shit every female perfromer out who influenced them and you will get"Janet Jackson" everytime. She is a true Rock and Roll hall of famer.
Posted by Tamela Johnson on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 11:23am
Janet better get that shit, bitch!!
Posted by Cici on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 11:34am
MS. JANET DAMITA JO JACKSON! 33 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS AND STILL GOING STRONG! ROCK N' ROLL HALL OF FAME SHOULD BE HER SECOND NAME! ENOUGH SAID...
Posted by Janet Fan For Life on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 13:14pm
There is only one thing to say..."JANET JACKSON"!
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 13:27pm
when it comes to music janet is the ultimate no bitch can step to her especially not madonna!
Posted by Tiffany on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 15:44pm
of course, Janet should be inducted. Her influence is and has been clearly evident in the present generation of artists. Her video imagery is iconic. And her chart success, on both the pop and r&b charts, places her amongst the top 10 artists of all time.
Posted by patrick on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 15:45pm
Janet Jackson DESERVES this...
Posted by Chadd Bryant on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 15:52pm
Janet should be inducted to the Hall of Fame based on her merits as an artist.
Posted by JanetBoob on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 15:54pm
SHE DESERVES THIS! For sure! She should be inducted!
Posted by Danny on Saturday, 08.11.07 @ 15:57pm
Janet Jackson deserves to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her artistry and creativity is only matched by the passion and devotion she has for her craft. She has more than paid her dues and endured more 30 years in the entertainment industry. Her music is both influential and remarkable. Her list of hits are too many to name. Her style and swagger have been copied by some of todays biggest and brightest stars. Just like many artists and acts already inducted she has attracted criticism and skepticism. She was named MTV's first ICON and received a Golden Globe and an Academy award nomination for best original song. She is a star and a legend.
Posted by Adrian on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 01:12am
R U FREAKIN' KIDDIN'ME? Justin, u can't be serious. Madonna wishes she was half the artist that Janet is. If there were no Janet Damita Jo Jackson. The music picture would be bleak. There would not be any Ciaras any Beyonces, any Cassies Rihannas or Britney Spears. She made music to such heights that Madonna has never seen. No disrespect to Madonna but she is no Janet. She deserves to be in the R&R Hall of Fame way more than Madonna.
Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 08:58am
"If there were no Janet Damita Jo Jackson. The music picture would be bleak. There would not be any Ciaras any Beyonces, any Cassies Rihannas or Britney Spears." LOL.
Posted by Dezmond on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 11:56am
Honestly, Janet was a late bloomer when it came to writing her own material compared to Madonna. 1982's S/T album and 1984's Dream Street were written by someone else. However, Janet's writing is very introspective. When listening to her music you know where she is at in her life. I feel that I have an idea of who Janet is. On the other hand, I don't know who Madonna is until the 1997 release of Ray Of Light. It turns out that Madonna is also a late bloomer when it comes to introspective writing. In my opinion, Janet hit the introspective-writing-nail on the head with the 1986 release of Control and continues to ever since. Madonna hits the nail as well but is behind when it comes to introspective writing. The bottom line is if Madonna gets inducted based upon her writing; Janet has nothing to worry about.
Posted by Jeffery on Sunday, 09.30.07 @ 04:05am
Off course Janet sould be inducted. She has some of the biggest records breakings in music that stand even today.
Posted by damita Joe on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 16:23pm
She innovated nothing. She owes everything to her last name and her superstar songwriter/producers. She can't sing. She has little to say as an artist, and the little she does have to say is preposterously stupid (i.e. the "dance music can save the world!" message of the Rhythm Nation years. Yeah, that worked real well.) If you put her in, you might as well follow up with Paula Abdul and Britney Spears.
Posted by ezwriter on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 13:04pm
I wasn,t surprised Madonna squeaked by her in the nominations though it is surprising that they weren,t nominated together.
Posted by DL on Friday, 10.12.07 @ 10:44am
Oh yeah Jane is talented. But when she's compared with the pop queen Madonna- no doubt, she'll be dropped.
Posted by munna on Tuesday, 01.8.08 @ 04:01am
It's amazing to me that everyone talks of Madonna, Janet and other pop stars who shouldn't be inducted. You all forget Aretha Franklin is an inductee. Yes, she has left her mark in music.........BUT SHE'S NOT ROCK AND ROLL.
Posted by Darry on Tuesday, 01.15.08 @ 10:26am
You all forget Aretha Franklin is an inductee. Yes, she has left her mark in music.........BUT SHE'S NOT ROCK AND ROLL.
Posted by Frankie on Tuesday, 01.15.08 @ 10:48am
Now that Madonna has been inducted, Janet Jackson should be inducted into the Hall. Her longevity, alone (especially against a climate of anti-Jackson sentiment) should secure her a place in the hall of fame.
Posted by Mark on Friday, 02.29.08 @ 13:01pm
I am not going to debate J. Jackson here, but I am puzzled about your statement - Her longevity, alone (especially against a climate of anti-Jackson sentiment) should secure her a place in the hall of fame.
Posted by Dameon on Friday, 02.29.08 @ 17:11pm
Initially had some success at a time when being a Jackson was a "good thing", which didn't hurt, but her last few albums haven't been that hot and her new release is getting negative reviews. I also didn't see her as much of an influence...basically dance/pop stuff, which a lot of other people were doing at her peak. HoF...I don't think so.
Posted by Terry on Friday, 02.29.08 @ 18:15pm
Dameon, I think Mark means she was hated on because she is a Jackson.
Posted by John on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 10:04am
You may very well be correct in what Mark was saying, but longevity is not supposed to be a criteria benchmark item for induction either. I actually enjoyed some of her music, even though I am not a big fan of dance music unless I am in fact dancing (not very good at it either, I admit) I enjoyed Black Cat - heavy guitars!
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 13:13pm
How can you say that longevity isn't supposed to be a factor? It's about the "contribution to ... the perpetuation of rock and roll." Longevity isn't the only factor, but it does matter.
Posted by mel on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 13:19pm
No, it doesn't. Whether "longevity" in terms of being around for a long time or "longevity" in terms of music staying fresh, no, it doesn't matter.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 13:25pm
You're delusional if you don't think longevity matters. Let's say AC/DC decided breakup in 1980 (after all of their meaningful albums were released), do you still think they'd make it into the Hall? They're chances would be pretty remote. They stuck around and became a rock institution by constantly touring the world. If you break up after a short run... well, out of sight, out of mind.
Posted by mel on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 13:33pm
"Yeah, and dem Beatles - absolute no-hopers!"
Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 13:39pm
I take it back. "Longevity" alone shouldn't secure her a place in the hall of fame, but as mel pointed out, it most definitely IS a factor.
Posted by Mark on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 14:35pm
Actually, Janet Jackson owes a lot to Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam for really getting her career rolling...don't know that those first albums eould've been as good without them!
Posted by Terry on Monday, 03.3.08 @ 17:19pm
Okay Janet is an AWESOME performer. Janet has sold untold millions of records. But she is not even in Madonna's LEAGUE when it comes to overall contribution. Madonna has constantly pushed the envelope creatively. Janet however has endured and hasn't really grown much as an artist over the years.
Posted by Josh on Thursday, 03.13.08 @ 13:24pm
If you're saying Britney, Ciara, Beyonce, Paula, etc etc are clons of janet...why don't ask them which want to be carer like??(madonna or janet)...even mariah and whitney...when you talk about madonna, you're talking about world chart, not only local chart (USA), the last janet's albums aren't bad, but is the same, the same producer. writers., Janet is good, has done a lot of humanity, she deserves get in Hall of Fame, but let's face it...Madonna is bigger than Janet, Madonna is a smart person who knows how to make bussines in music, when the people think about janet, always think in Michael jackson, is a shadow of him, if you see list of world chart, you can see which position is Janet right now, her best janet's time was janet's album (Rythm Nation, or Janet) but she deserves get in it....of course
Posted by Gen on Thursday, 03.20.08 @ 12:28pm
janet....who...she dissapear for year...her last recors was a totally disaster... c'on....janet!!!! is like compare shit with chocolate... madonna is the chocolate..in this case! X
Posted by xxxx on Tuesday, 03.25.08 @ 04:10am
Posted by Leon on Thursday, 09.4.08 @ 23:04pm
I think among Madonna's contemporaries, Janet Jackson stands a better shot at being considered than a Whitney Houston or a Mariah Carey- just because she has a body of work that, somewhat, can't all be lumped together and be considered samey (despite working with the same producers for a good amount of years, until recently that is). She did the whole Rhythm Nation thing, had a strong message with Control, all of that. I think in recent years, her stock has gone down- but she could be considered- just probably not in the immediate future.
Posted by JR on Saturday, 09.13.08 @ 10:06am
I am reading so much lavish praise here for Janet Jackson. One person saying she changed the world. Other people saying there would be no Brittney or Beyoncé without her, and that she smashed barriers and pushed all the envelopes. Isn't that all a bit too much? People want to make her into her brother Michael Jackson. Now he was the artist who really pushed the envelope. When she showed her breast at the Superbowl, she showed that she was a Madonna wannabe. Shocking public behaviour is not pushing the envelope. I might vote for Janet, but I certainly don't believe all the hype I read here.
Posted by Cokey on Friday, 10.24.08 @ 09:57am
Janet does deserve it and congratulations to Madonna. Madonna is the hugest white female entertainer along with Cher and Celine Dion and others but I just can't think of them Lol. Janet proved herself and she deserves it more than anyone. The Jacksons have been bashed by the people who were crazy about them and they don't even give them praise for the wonderful music they have given us. The Jackson 5 has gotten their induction. michael alone has. Now it's janet's turn. Janet baby release another killer album and you're in. I love you!
Posted by DiBBS on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 20:00pm
Well, Madonna is in an entirely other league than the mentioned women. Cher is an icon no doubt, but her musical impact isn't comparable (for obvious reasons). Dion is a workhorse, with a big voice, but the material just isn't strong enough. Neither Cher or Dion have been critical darlings.
Posted by JR on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 10:29am
I'm convinced that only two things would survive a nuclear holocaust...cockroaches and Madonna. Unfortunately, it seems some things will never go away...
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 10:45am
Janet may actually get some consideration next year. I'm not gonna pull a LAX on you guys and say "we know she'll be inducted," but considering they got Madonna and now Wanda Jackson in... they may be looking at her for the supposed requisite female nominee to put on the ballot. Or maybe they'll hold off on her till they get Donna Summer and possibly solo Tina Turner in first, but just as brother Michael didn't make it in the first few years he was eligible but made it eventually, I think Janet's gonna get the nod one of these years.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 22:22pm
Okay so I’m looking at all of the entries and I’m noticing that so many people are trying to discredit Janet a lot. Yes I am a huge Janet fan and I believe she should be inducted. I also realize that Madonna is Madonna and if it came down to who that will induct first it will be her, but to say that Janet doesn’t deserve it and isn’t on the same level as Madonna is just lying to yourself. Janet is on the same level as Madonna because they have had parallel careers. Janet only comes second to Madonna because of the cultural status that Madonna has. Janet is one of four women in music that is constantly referred to by artist of this generation like Britney Spears, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Ciara, Rihanna and Pink. It’s even more disturbing that something that happened 5 years ago and was seen live for only 5 seconds is what people think of when you here the name Janet Jackson. You don’t think of the 40 million dollar contract to record 1 album which was so successful that she signed another contract for 80 million two years later. Or that she has been nominated and is the only female artist ever to win BMG’s songwriter of the year award. Or that she has the most wins of any artist at the Billboard Music Awards with 33 wins. Maybe the two Academy Awards nominations or Golden Globe Nomination or Emmy wins would factor in, and not for acting for music actually go figure. Plus not to take away for her acting which has been praised over Madonna’s by a long shot. What I’m trying to say is to say Madonna has more of an influence on music than Janet does is a lie and needs to be corrected. I know why Madonna was inducted and I believe whore heartedly that Janet deserves the same for the shear fact the yes she is influential and she has introduced different types of music to the urban music crowd by crossing over and became an all around rock star. If Madonna can make it in on the simple fact the she has made dance/pop music her whole career and nothing else than Janet should make it in for dabbling in rock, jazz, pop, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, dance and opera. Fair is fair and credit is due where is should be giving. Stop hating and look into the musical aspect of things, if you did we would be having this discussion at all.
Posted by miquel on Friday, 03.20.09 @ 02:30am
I ama big Janet Jackson fan, but it's not just cultural status. Madonna and her music have enjoyed more acclaim than Janet, for one- so that's another area.
Posted by JR on Friday, 03.20.09 @ 09:10am
Janet Jackson is an ICON, a LEGEND, and a trendsetter. She is my IDOL, and has influenced so many artists, such as Beyonce, Aaliyah, Destiny's Child, Brittany Spears, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rhianna, EnVogue, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, and TLC. Janet has made OUTSTANDING music and performances. Janet Jackson is an amazing talent, a beautiful woman, with a very modest, humble, down-to-earth personality, and she DEFINITELY deserves to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. I love Janet Jackson! She is truly an amazing, unique, original, and AMAZING artist who has influenced and contributed so much to the world. Janet is the QUEEN!
Posted by Tam on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:48pm
Oh boy... please tell me this won't turn into another Madge thread... well, if she's gonna get onto the ballot, this will be the most likely year for it to happen.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 13:57pm
An entertainer with the last name "Jackson" who has a "very modest, humble, and down-to-earth personality"...since when???? It did make for some good (fictional) reading...
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 19:37pm
I am a Janet fan- my second or third favorite female- but SHE influenced Madonna? That's rather humorous. Janet recently said some good things about Madge but back in the day, she was not friendly and would nevr acknowledge that she took a few cues from Madonna (note how her first two albums tankd, and then in 1986, she was able to take "Control").
Posted by JR on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 21:24pm
So I was reading the post and I kept noticing that people were trying to take away from the fact that Janet Jackson has been performing for the last 33 years and has been one of the most successful and influential artist of the last 27 years. It is no doubt in my mind that Madonna has more influence over Janet, but to say that Janet hasn’t influenced artist like Beyonce and Britney Spears and Rihanna is a complete undermining of her career. Janet is a cross-over hit, not just a R&B/Pop and dance artist, she's an all around pop star with music in every genre but country and metal( let’s not argue about this fact, it's unnecessary. you know it's true). So to say that she is undeserving is untrue. She deserves it just as much as Madonna. Madonna is the bigger star and a bigger influence so she deserved to be inducted without a doubt, despite her limited range in musical explorations and sticking to want she does best, 100% pure Pop/ Dance music, nothing more or less, but we mustn't forget her less appreciated and more daring competitor Janet.
Posted by miquel on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 01:02am
Janet influenced many more artists than Madonna, Madonna had a bigger role in Pop Culture though.
Posted by Kendall on Wednesday, 09.16.09 @ 16:47pm
No question that Janet has influenced a lot of acts- but to say more than Madonna? No real way of gauging that. Madonna, in one way or another- either musically or stylistically or as a means of expression- has influenced/inspired a number of female acts, likley including Janet Jackson (though she probably would not acknowledge that- she did say good things about Madonna last year, though).
Posted by JR on Wednesday, 09.16.09 @ 19:08pm
When is Janet Jackson going to be nominated! I mean she has done far more than LL Cool has done for the music industry. She won awards, sold over 100 million albums, now has mini Janets (ex Britney Spears, Ciara, Cassie) The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is really missing out on an artist who helped change the way we see music video and hear music!
Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 09.23.09 @ 15:31pm
COME ON LL COOL J OVER JANET, FOR REAL!!!!! WHAT THE HELL. I THINK IT'S A PLOT AGAINST JANET CAUSE THEY REALLY CHOSE LL COOL J OVER HER. FOR REAL, LL COOL J. HE WAS AN OPENING ACT ON HER LAST TOUR, LIKE A FOR REAL AN OPENING ACT.
Posted by miquel on Saturday, 09.26.09 @ 20:26pm
Janet was never inspired by Madonna. Her idols are Diana Ross, her brothers and Debbie Allen. When it comes to Respect, that's something Janet will always have over Madonna. Madonna has been in the game for a long time now so of course she deserves the respect but no one really considers her this acclaimed artist like Janet. Janet is considered to be the Greatest Female Performer of her time.
Posted by Kendall on Tuesday, 10.20.09 @ 02:19am
Kendall, there were heaps of Madonna wanna-bes that emerged in the post-Madonna world. Any female pop-dance act sicne can be traced back to Madonna. Whether Janet admits it or not, she has taken a page from her, whether in regards to female independence and not being anyone's "boy toy" (I'm sure you know that miniker was tongue-in-cheek). Notice that Janet took Control after Madonna already had been in control with her first two albums. :)
Posted by JR on Tuesday, 10.20.09 @ 10:53am
JR, I know that Madonna has influenced many people (Business and Fashion Wise) but I already stated that. What I was saying what that Janet has influenced more artist musically and you can't even deny that. Now in no way or form has Janet took a page from Madonna. If anything Madonna took a page from Janet during her Rythem Nation era and everyone knows this. Just like Madonna took a page from Cyndi Lauper in the mid-80's. Janet has the Oscar Nomination to her name, Janet was MTV's first Icon. Pr-2004 it was actually Janet=Madonna not this way MADONNA>>>>>>janet
Posted by Kendall on Saturday, 10.24.09 @ 15:46pm
Yes Janet Jackson should be inducted, she holds many records including being the only artist with a number one record in three different decades, just think with another #1 next yr she could hold that record forever.Her credentials are on par with her brother and Madonna, and sometimes they exceed them.
Posted by Lezli on Saturday, 12.12.09 @ 23:15pm
Janet Jackson rocks and so does Michael even thought he is gone :(...... but they rock!!
Posted by Natalie on Monday, 02.8.10 @ 16:46pm
I suppose she will eventually make it in but all this woman did was coast on Madonna's wake.
Posted by skytorch on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 14:40pm
but all this woman did was coast on Madonna's wake.
Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 21:22pm
Janet has coasted on NO ONE. She should be inducted yesterday! Her credentials speak for themselves...
Posted by S.H. on Tuesday, 03.23.10 @ 21:34pm
I agree S.H 101%
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 03.23.10 @ 22:35pm
May I ask that if Janet's publicist is going to post an exhaustive accounting of Janet's oatalog, that they do it with less spacing between paragraphs & sub-paragraphs? Thanks!
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 07:25am
"May I ask that if Janet's publicist is going to post an exhaustive accounting of Janet's oatalog, that they do it with less spacing between paragraphs & sub-paragraphs? Thanks!"
Posted by S.H. on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 08:52am
And for those of you who are foolish enough to think that Janet has had no influence on today's young pop starlets, then you are just deluding yourselves. For instance, take one look at any Britney, Mya, Ciara, Cassie (etc) video, and you will see Janet's stamp all over it--not Madonna's, not Cher's, not Tina Turners, not Diana Ross's. Hell, Britney's "Overprotected" video is basically a carbon copy of Janet's "Son of a Gun," even shot in the same hotel. Even when her landmark "Control" CD came out in 1986, there were a bevy of female acts that followed in the same vein, adopting the tough chick/big dance production that Janet established. Janet has never, as far as I'm concerned, gotten the respect she deserves in the business.
Posted by S.H. on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 09:02am
She is all about talent I feel she has open the misical box door for many
Posted by L-7 on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 11:42am
S.H., do you understand what I'm asking? When you create a lengthy post, try not to doublespace so many sentences. It makes your post overlong.
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 12:52pm
"S.H., do you understand what I'm asking? When you create a lengthy post, try not to doublespace so many sentences. It makes your post overlong."
Posted by S.H. on Wednesday, 03.24.10 @ 13:55pm
Glad you understood.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 06:18am
@Paul in KY, are you the forum police?
Posted by S.H. on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 13:29pm
Too much to read over in that biography, but Janet has never appeared on any rock chart, so not sure where that info came from.
Posted by JBR on Saturday, 05.22.10 @ 17:35pm
In December, if Janet isn't on the list to be inducted in the 2011 class, then it says alot about this voting process. She was eligible in 2007, but her first two records weren't successful. She should get in on "Control" alone, because the record was classic and broke boundaries for female pop stars to come. I truly believe that politics is to blame for her not getting inducted when you have another female "pop star" already inducted. Forget popularity. Janet should be inducted.
Posted by DB on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 13:57pm
Janet Jackson has been on the rock and roll charts for Black Cat. She is one of the few pop/r&b artists to do so. But that is besides the point. She has done more in her career than most other female acts, and still continues on. She not only has had a record breaking, successful musical career, but her acting career has been better than most cross-over performers. She will be inducted to it I am sure. It is a matter of when everyone can get over 6 years ago, and move on past it.
Posted by bahamut on Saturday, 07.31.10 @ 23:03pm
Of Course. SHES A LIVING LEGEND A ICON! OVER 100 MILLION SOLD! ONLY ARTIST WITH NUMBER ONES IN THE 80s 90s 00s and 10s!!! COME ON SON! BEST SELLING DEBUT TOUR IN HISTORY!!!
Posted by Christian on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 23:00pm
She should be In.....No doubt...!
Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 23:04pm
Without a doubt - Janet needs to be inducted.
Posted by Mike on Monday, 08.30.10 @ 13:05pm
Janet's success alone is enough to get her inducted, being related to Michael or having a similar career as Madonna are points that don't have any weight. Janet holds records that neither one of those two have. There is no way she could be overlooked. Billboard, alone, names her the 2nd most successful female singer. How can she be denied????? She can't!!!!
Posted by B Lamont on Wednesday, 09.1.10 @ 13:37pm
Janet should be inducted without a doubt.
Posted by Dan on Wednesday, 09.1.10 @ 13:57pm
B Lamont, commercial success doesn't play much of a role in HOF induction. Not that it matters much, but Billboard's list of top 100 Hot 100 acts that ran in August 2008 had Janet as the third most successful female on the Hot 100 (after Madonna and Mariah Carey).
Posted by JR on Wednesday, 09.1.10 @ 17:12pm
Janet deserves to be inducted, no doubt about it.
Posted by Christoff on Wednesday, 09.1.10 @ 17:47pm
I just read something from 3 years ago here that was so stupid I have to correct this haters stupidity. What he said was...
Posted by Jackson1 on Wednesday, 09.1.10 @ 19:09pm
Um Y should Janet released another killer album just to be inducted into the HOF. Like are u serious. She been giving us hits for 20 years straight. She has nothing to prove now. She been there done that. She been the Queen for 2 decades, sold millions of albums around the world and broke records from left to right. Janet created Beyonce, Britney, Rihanna and the rest of the goons that we have HOT now. She has like 40 #1 global hits. (Don't believe that 34 crap cuz some #1 singles were left out of the Number Ones greatest hits catalog). Like its Janet Jackson we are talking about here. Ever since SB, everyone has overlooked Janet for some reason. I remember her AFY era (2001), she was being honor and prasied eveywhere. Everyone knew Janet is the Queen but now, we all fell on our heads and suffer an concussion and forget what the women has done. SMH! It's Janet Jacksonppls, let her in.. She is the greatest female entertainer of all. I cant believe, Janet has to prove herself again that she is worthy to be inducted. I used to think Janet was way to over rated but now shes way to underrated. If Beyonce gets in before Janet, o hell will break loose.
Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 09.1.10 @ 22:50pm
Janet deserves to be in the hall of fame. Her impact on the world of pop, r&b, and dance music are clear and evident. Her career accomplishments speak for themselves.
Posted by Darrick on Thursday, 09.2.10 @ 11:08am
of course she should be inducted....she carved a career for herself that has been used as a formula for current artists, even more so than madonna's career has
Posted by brian on Thursday, 09.2.10 @ 13:04pm
When I hear the name Janet Jackson,,,ICON is my first thought! Janet revolutionized dance music single handedly! Janet has contributed so much dialogue to the world of pop since her breakthrough album Control was relaeased! Janet raised the bar time and time again and broke so many barriers and records during her career thus far! Janet should have been voted in since 2007! Why she was'nt is a mystery to me. Look at all the lifetime achievement and humanitarian awards a top all the music awards and #1 albums and singles and tours she has under her belt! Janet is the definition of music entertainment! Janet's passion and drive is stronger than most other pop singers! Janet has influenced many pop stars including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Aaliyah, Selena, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Brandy, Ciara, Mya, Ashanti,and numerous others! Each one of the above mentioned singers has said Janet Jackson is a major influence on their lives and careers! Janet Jackson is a living Legend!!!
Posted by David Victor Pavon on Thursday, 09.2.10 @ 15:18pm
Posted by TwStD E on Friday, 09.3.10 @ 16:19pm
How could Janet be denied? She's sold well over 100 million albums/singles. She's had sold-out world tours. She's won just about every Award known to man. Her videos have been groundbreaking and visually stunning. She's also a humanitarian and is the epitome of "giving back".
Posted by Bruce on Saturday, 09.4.10 @ 07:44am
^No, her success is not tied to the Jackson name- we saw that when her first two albums did not take off. I believe Janet should be considered for induction- when I say that it may not happen anytime soon, it's because I think the HOF committee may look at the past decade and see that it's been pretty disappointing. Control and Rhythm nation were her landmark albums- janet. was good, but is noit as revered as either of those. Same goes for Velvet Rope. So, the last decade may hinder any immediate chances for her.
Posted by JR on Saturday, 09.4.10 @ 09:54am
"All For You" was released in this past decade ... and many would say that it wasn't a "disappointment".
Posted by Bruce on Saturday, 09.4.10 @ 13:32pm
yes Janet deserves it, she is a wonderfull singer dancer, i love her, i find her really awesome !
Posted by compper marie-louise on Sunday, 09.5.10 @ 21:34pm
Janet totally deserves it! She's a legend, icon, triple threat, the list can go on!!!
Posted by Charmaine on Tuesday, 09.14.10 @ 12:07pm
all i got to say is that without janet jackson the music industry would have dissolved years ago.she is a legend if i have ever seen one and i feel so blessed to have grown up during the time i did to see her go from good times to now still doing it big in why did i get married 2.god bless you janet!!!
Posted by ALGIE on Tuesday, 09.14.10 @ 14:52pm
She's one of the greatest entertainers to ever exist, you can consider any other entertainers of her time, or even now, without thinking about her too. It's just undeniable and who ever wants to deny it, are cheating themselves of the truth.
Posted by MaxCake on Friday, 09.17.10 @ 16:38pm
Words cannot express what Janet means to me.... I cannot imagine my world without her music. It has helped to make me the person that I am today!!!
Posted by Danny on Saturday, 09.18.10 @ 05:56am
Janet Jackson was one of the brightest pop stars of the 80's and 90's, with few able to match her record sales and top 10 hits. Whether or not the Super Bowl fiasco with Justin Timberlake is enough to keep her out of the Hall for a few years, we'll have to wait and see. Janet's prospects at induction may be indirectly tied to Madonna. If the Rock Hall sees fit to induct a dance/pop artist like Madonna, they would have a tough time keeping Janet out.
Posted by DDD on Monday, 09.20.10 @ 07:35am
^Only trouble is, Janet's impact was not on the level of Madonna's. She had some good stuff, but, again, can't compare the impact.
Posted by JR on Monday, 09.20.10 @ 11:24am
JR - I hear your point, but disagree about Janet's impact. Janet's impact has been on the level of Madonna's, and even moreso in the African American community.
Posted by Jerry on Wednesday, 09.22.10 @ 06:07am
Look at how many studio albums Janet has released over her career. And she's set to release another new album in 2011. Look at how many chart topping singles Janet has released ... and innovative and creative videos to go with them.
Posted by Marissa Scott on Friday, 09.24.10 @ 18:21pm
Yes. Janet's star power and her accomplishments are purely the result of her talent, dedication and hard work. She should have already been inducted. I can not believe she has not been recognized in this way already.
Posted by Lenora C on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 19:41pm
Of course she should. Janet always tries new things on her records and she is rooted in R&B (so why that's being brought up is beyond me). Janet & Madonna couldn't be further apart. Janet isn't trying to be Madonna or vice versa. They are both their own people and I wish for the love of GOD people would stop trying to draw these dumb comparisons to both women! Because if we are going off of comparisons to 'singing ability, dancing, and overall concert and live performance' value - make me laugh by saying Madonna LMAO!
Posted by Jacxon on Wednesday, 09.29.10 @ 07:35am
It was mentioned in the comments above, but I think it's worth mentioning again.... Janet's debut tour, The Rhythm Nation World Tour, was the most successful debut tour of any artist in the history of music. And still is to this day.
Posted by Mike on Monday, 10.4.10 @ 05:58am
I'm shocked Janet isn't already in, actually....
Posted by Marco on Thursday, 10.21.10 @ 09:06am
Janet is absolutely the BEST! She may sing the same type of music but both artists are different. Madonna deserved her recognition and so does Janet. Her influence on music has been remarkable and more importantly her influence on other artists goes without saying!
Posted by Jessie Shackleford on Monday, 10.25.10 @ 13:38pm
Posted by idrag4mj on Tuesday, 10.26.10 @ 14:12pm
It's time for Janet to get her induction nomination! Definitely!
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 10.26.10 @ 14:19pm
I agree janet jackson is so influential, she worked so hard to make her name prominent. Janet should difinetly get inducted, she has been working since she was about 6 or 7 years old, this girl was getting paid big bucjks by the time she was about 10 or 11 and then her musical career is phenomanal 4get madonna and her ahock tactics,janet is real talent she can dance, sing(she can hit the whistle note like mariah carey), act and can play the piana. janet is a tru artist and i often feel dat she is overlooked, bcuz her last name is jackson(bcuz of mike). but janet is her own and she does what she wants to do. janet is a true atrtist period. And the facts the commenter put on there, should prove dat.
Posted by christi on Friday, 11.5.10 @ 16:13pm
There's some Oscar buzz for Janet's theme song, "Nothing", from her movie Why Did I Get Married Too.
Posted by Marissa on Sunday, 11.7.10 @ 07:39am
Isn't Janet second to only Aretha Franklin for the most #1 singles on the R&B charts? Ironically enough, Aretha is in the HOF.
Posted by MikeCheck on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 13:18pm
The Hall of Fame is not about commercial success- you should know that, MikeCheck. :)
Posted by JR on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 13:28pm
Janet Jackson was one of the brightest pop stars of the 80's and 90's, with few able to match her record sales and top 10 hits. Whether or not the Super Bowl fiasco with Justin Timberlake is enough to keep her out of the Hall for a few years, we'll have to wait and see. Janet's prospects at induction may be indirectly tied to Madonna. If the Rock Hall sees fit to induct a dance/pop artist like Madonna, they would have a tough time keeping Janet out.
Posted by FRHL on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 12:32pm
Janet is definitely deserving of a nomination for induction. Her career has been amazing and she has inspired and influenced so many.
Posted by Jessica on Thursday, 11.18.10 @ 07:04am
Obviously, the Rock Hall is not rushing to consider Janet, as she hasn't even made it onto the nomination ballot (now up to at least four years of waiting time). I still believe the last decade's lack of GREAT output (not just the Wardrobe malfunction) hurt her.
Posted by JR on Tuesday, 11.30.10 @ 08:47am
I'm sorry but I think it's a damn shame that Janet hasn't been on a ballot yet. I hate to play the racism card, but I think it's obvious here. Madonna is in. Janet should ALSO be IN!!!!!
Posted by Berry on Wednesday, 12.1.10 @ 18:53pm
I think Janet should get in for sure!!
Posted by JanFan on Monday, 12.6.10 @ 15:06pm
OMG LOL SOMEONE SAID JANETS IMPACT ISNT AS BIG AS MADONNA!!! WOW, that was stupid. Madonna only has 1 main audience that she looks out for, her gay fans. Janets name and music reaches through to more races, ages and genres of music than Madge. Janets just plain better. Shes the real tripple threat and with this possible upcomming Golden Globe and oscar nomination, that speaks volumes for her music. Not even just about her winning those awards but the fact that shes still up for consideration. (whens the last time Madges music had a Oscar nomination? Janets on her way to 2.
Posted by Tom on Tuesday, 12.7.10 @ 13:56pm
"OMG LOL SOMEONE SAID JANETS IMPACT ISNT AS BIG AS MADONNA!!!"
Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 12.9.10 @ 06:31am
Posted by Marissa on Monday, 12.13.10 @ 06:08am
Janet Jackson makes me cry!
Posted by I'm a boy on Monday, 12.13.10 @ 08:52am
To clarify- Janet's impact is not regarded as highly or as importantly as Madonna's. Madonna's work has spawned countless articles and books dedicated to dissecting her work. That's not to say that Janet hasn't addressed important stuff in her work- she has- but she's not regarded at the level of Madonna. So, one shouldn't really use Madonna as an argument for Janet getting into the HOF.
Posted by JR on Monday, 01.3.11 @ 17:13pm
You continue to post the exact same things .... over and over. We get it :)
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 01.5.11 @ 10:30am
Posted by Jean on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 21:13pm
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS JANET SHOULD DEFO GET INDUCTED DUH ITS ABOUT TIME THE QUEEN HAD HER INDUCTION
Posted by vanessa on Sunday, 02.6.11 @ 11:10am
With albums addressing the problems of the world today more so than any other artist including Michael, Janet definitely should be inducted, she has fought to make the world a better place in her music more so than any other.
Posted by RyanO on Tuesday, 03.1.11 @ 16:18pm
Yes she should be a rock Legend, it shocks me to the core that she isn't already!
Posted by James on Thursday, 03.3.11 @ 16:14pm
When I think of Iconic female artist, Janet Jackson comes to mind. Perhaps there is a reason for this...could be: 35 number 1 hits, many more close to reaching number 1, many number 1 albums, a style of music artistry that set and raise the bar for others, too many awards to mention, too much charity to others to mention, first MTV ICON, sold out concerts, and at the age of 45 doing a world tour that is sold out. Oh yeah, there is actress, 30 years in the business,a top selling book. YEAH i think ICON and I also think Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
Posted by Mark on Thursday, 03.3.11 @ 18:04pm
Janet is truly an icon and should definitely be considered for induction. Aside from Madonna, I can't think of another MORE influential female artist in the world of pop / R&B / dance.
Posted by Carter Murphy on Tuesday, 03.8.11 @ 06:55am
Janet's impact is not regarded as highly or as importantly as Madonna's. Madonna's work has spawned countless articles and books dedicated to dissecting her work
Posted by Kim on Saturday, 03.12.11 @ 22:52pm
She deserves it. She is responsible for the pop star. Everybody has copied off of her. She has shaped pop history.
Posted by real music on Sunday, 03.13.11 @ 16:06pm
It's Way overdue for Janet to be inducted. The time is coming soon. Wake up and recognize....
Posted by juan on Tuesday, 04.12.11 @ 19:42pm
I'm slightly shocked that Janet isn't already in ??
Posted by Sarah Blaugh on Friday, 04.15.11 @ 18:33pm
Janet should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Not only because of her influeance on today's younger generation but she's been in the industry since she was 7 years old.
Posted by Alex on Friday, 04.29.11 @ 22:12pm
First of all, for the 237th time, the Rock Hall is not just about the rock genre, so it doesn't matter that Janet had a couple of rock-fused tracks. (and as an FYI, Madonna has had rock/guitar-fueled tracks scattered through her career). Madonna's first-year induction was a no-brainer because of both her music and being the most important female performer of the past 30 years. That's not to take away from Janet's accomplishments, but Madonna is in a league of her own in terms of reverence, especially among mainstream acts.
Posted by JR on Sunday, 05.1.11 @ 09:34am
It's surprising that Janet hasn't already been considered. She's every bit as influential as Madonna, but a bit more feminine and likeable. Perhaps that's the reason?
Posted by Patricia Kemp on Monday, 05.2.11 @ 18:41pm
I'm sorry, it's a shame that people still don't give Janet the credit she deserves. If Tito, Marlon, Jackie, and Jermaine got inducted in to the Rock N Roll hall of fame, then Janet should too. She actually deserves it more than her brothers I just mentioned.
Posted by ebb dren on Thursday, 05.5.11 @ 21:00pm
Janet will definitely get her nomination. The question is "WHEN?". I'd vote for sooner, rather than later. Janet deserves it.
Posted by Kerry on Saturday, 05.14.11 @ 11:40am
Janet Jackson should already be in. Wow. Maybe those on The Committee will rectify this snub this year??
Posted by Xerxes on Tuesday, 06.14.11 @ 22:05pm
Of Course she should be inducted!!! People are saying because she's Pop & R-N-B, she should'nt. She's UNIVERSAL!!! Let's not forget "If" & "Trust A Try" that are rock songs of hers but it does'nt matter if she does rock music or not. Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame Accepts all forms of music. If not, then Run DMC would'nt have been inducted. She definitely needs to be inducted. She's a talented, hard worker and inspirational to millions upon millions through her music. It's about time she got honored in such a way!!! She's been deserving of it.
Posted by Knowledge on Tuesday, 06.14.11 @ 23:00pm
madonna has been here longer and she's made hits after hits after hits too.just because janet is black and her brothers were once the jackson 5 and all that.she have made some ok stuff.i like her better in movies.she reminds me of my grandmother so sure so serious.she plays the part of a innocent roll like i'm so perfect my shit do not stink but yours do kinda person.
Posted by tiny25 on Sunday, 06.19.11 @ 17:42pm
Actually, Janet Jackson's first album was released a year (1982) before Madonna's. I see people still get on here and spout without having their facts straight. A cross we all have to bear, I guess!
Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 06.19.11 @ 19:05pm
I still don't see the Rock Hall committee nominating Janet this year. She really needs to do something wow-worthy, IMO, to make the Hall re-evaluate and see that she is worthy. The last decade, whether in terms of albums, videos, performances, etc.- has not helped in that regard.
Posted by JR on Tuesday, 06.21.11 @ 23:33pm
In my opinion, Janet is worthy from the following string of albums alone: Control, Rhythm Nation 1814, Janet., The Velvet Rope, All For You, Damita Jo.
Posted by Clark Brees on Wednesday, 06.22.11 @ 02:54am
I voted Yes here. Janet truly is an icon and definitely an innovator throughout her career. I can name dozens of artists that she's influenced.
Posted by Carly Teblan on Saturday, 07.2.11 @ 10:17am
The songs are decided in the album projects and song projects and are voted in by the users of the site.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 07.2.11 @ 15:11pm
I have to agree with what Carly mentioned above regarding the "Essential Songs" thing. How in the world could Janet only have 3? Here are a few others that the group must consider: What Have You Done For Me Lately, Pleasure Principle, That's The Way Love Goes, Again, I Get Lonely, All For You, Feedback.
Posted by HodaWoman on Friday, 07.29.11 @ 16:29pm
I just stumbled across this site from somebody's post on Facebook and I have to say that I'm rather shocked that Janet Jackson has been eligible for the past few years and still hasn't been inducted. Interesting. She's an icon, a legend, a trendsetter, and so many after her have been influenced by her. Hopefully it happens soon. Very soon!
Posted by Clarence Torim on Wednesday, 08.10.11 @ 19:39pm
Clarence, you wouldn't be shocked if you read my comments on why she has not been considered. ;-)
Posted by JR on Thursday, 08.11.11 @ 10:32am
Many thanks, JR.
Posted by Clarence Torim on Saturday, 08.13.11 @ 16:54pm
Pure and simple....The woman has worked just as hard as anyone else that has been inducted over the years. She deserves some much needed recognition!
Posted by Lisa Greco on Friday, 08.19.11 @ 17:34pm
Janet Jackson continues to be an inspiration in my life and the lives of many others. She truly captures the essence of what a humble SUPERSTAR should model. I have followed Miss Jackson pretty much all of my life, from reruns of her as Penny on Good Times, to Charlene on Different Strokes, to Cleo on Fame...all of the way to present day. I have every album, b-side and movie she has ever been in. In short, Janet is the only superstar that I have been star struck over. I pray she is honored for the Rock and Roll hall of fame, she truly deserves it and I fully support her nod. Janet, if you are reading this... YOU ARE AMAZING and I am happy to be a proud fan of yours! JJ forever!
Posted by Mikey M on Friday, 08.19.11 @ 17:36pm
Clarence, Janet is one of my favorite female acts, so, yes, she has struck something in me. :) I'm talking about strictly how the Hall thinks- the fact that it has not nominated her in her first four years of eligibility says a lot.
Posted by JR on Friday, 08.19.11 @ 23:56pm
I find it very hard to believe that they could use the Super Bowl as any part of a reason for keeping her out -- the Hall of Fame already has enough of a reputation for being a boys' club, and that would only further it. Otherwise what are they going to do, disallow any man who's ever performed without a shirt or with an unbuttoned shirt? Allowing the SB to have any influence on their decision would basically be admitting flat out that they hold women to a completely different standard than men (and would create still another barrier for female musicians, which is the last thing we need).
Posted by lavandula on Saturday, 08.20.11 @ 13:24pm
www.acclaimedmusic.net looks pretty broke down to me. Is that your site? ;)
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 08.20.11 @ 16:55pm
HA No, not my site- but that of a very hard-working, dedicated, fellow acclaimed fan. :)
Posted by JR on Saturday, 08.20.11 @ 21:37pm
It will happen, Janet deserves it and put in the work for it. She is the only artist of any relevance they could induct, and they should.I am sure the racist white media is aware that she would be among the youngest if not thee to be inducted, so i would think they would hold out as long as possible to protect Madonna's fake legacy. Anyways Madonna has already been inducted so inducting Janet SHOULD be a no brainer.
Posted by Music on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 09:36am
>Janet is the only artist of any relevance they can induct
Posted by GFW on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 09:50am
Well, obviously Janet isn't "the only artist of any relevance they can induct", but Janet is certainly deserving and should get a nomination.
Posted by Sylvain on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 12:49pm
Well, obviously Janet isn't "the only artist of any relevance they can induct", but Janet is certainly deserving and should get a nomination.
Posted by Sylvain on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 12:49pm
Having just seen Janet in concert, I feel that she should definitely be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. She is still incredibly relevant. Every song that she sang was known by the audience. She is currently touring around the world. Madonna isn't doing this. Janet is a triple threat, she sings, dances & acts. Her energy, singing & choreography are amazing. Janet, like her brother Michael, has the love & support of the fans. Nothing against Madonna, but she doesn't inspire the same love that Janet does. #Janet Jackson should be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame & soon!
Posted by Debbie on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 22:36pm
Janet Jackson makes me cry.
Posted by nuuni on Friday, 09.2.11 @ 07:35am
Debbie- obviously you don't attend Madonna concerts, or are not aware at how revered she and her music are. :) Nothing against Janet Jackson (probably my second favorite female), but she's not in Madonna's league in terms of acclaim/reverence or importance. If the HOF committee felt she was (obviously some big fans may think so, but that bears no relevance here), perhaps she would have been a first-year-eligible nominee and/or inductee.
Posted by JR on Saturday, 09.10.11 @ 10:00am
Let's Look at Janet's achievements:
Posted by lenzo88 on Wednesday, 09.14.11 @ 13:23pm
lenzo, you cite a lot of chart/sales stats, but that has little to do with induction (a few stats are a little off, i.e. having the most certified gold singles- and,she never actually charted on the rock chart- but that's here nor there).
Posted by JR on Wednesday, 09.14.11 @ 23:39pm
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.8.11 @ 09:14am
Nah, I don't know enough about her right now.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 10.8.11 @ 13:37pm
Janet's work ethic and quality is first class and appropriate for the "diva" that she has become. Her fans would love to see Janet nominated for induction into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME, immediately. She is a living legend.
Posted by Carole King on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 19:29pm
Longevity? Absolutely. 10 studio slbums and 2 Greatest Hits packages that span 28 years and counting. 100 million albums sold - and counting.
Posted by Stardust on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 02:36am
Is Janet really Hall-worthy or is it Jam & Lewis that deserve the nod for their innovative production on "Control", "Rhythm Nation" and a host of albums by the SOS Band, Alexander O'Neil and Cherelle? I've never actually heard Janet sing a capella and am not at all sure she can sing outside of a studio production. Don't get me wrong, she's had three terrific albums, but her vocals are used as one more instrument in the Jam & Lewis mix.
Posted by Paul on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 07:29am
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 09:08am
And you mention that "she's had three terrific albums". You mention "Control" and "Rhythm Nation 1814" ---- the "janet." was also rather stellar. And the fan & critical favorite of her career thus far has been "The Velvet Rope".
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 09:11am
Posted by Paul on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 09:48am
Cool. You're certainly entitled to your opinion. But, Janet is head and shoulders about Britney (or Rihanna or J Lo, etc). Janet was creatively involved every step of the way with writing & melodies, etc.
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 10:06am
There are too many Pauls on this site. But the more contributors the merrier, just no stealing my PK Thunder (I hope someone got that reference) :P
Posted by Paul Kagebein on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 12:50pm
Janet is certainly known as an entertainer / performer, but she does have a nice voice. Mike picked a good example with that Rosie O'Donell performance. Here's another one from Saturday Night Live - Janet singing "Anytime Anyplace".
Posted by Marissa on Thursday, 10.13.11 @ 10:10am
I'm on the fence here. First Janet clearly benefited from being the sister of Michael Jackson. Call it brand recognition.
Posted by astrodog on Thursday, 10.13.11 @ 12:42pm
Hmmmmm - Milli Vanilli effect? I don't think that kind of wizadry was around in 1982 when her first album, "Janet Jackson" was released. The girl can sing. If you've never listened to it, then you should reserve judgment. Yes, it is cheese-tastic, but most pop music was in 1982. She was 15 for christ's sake.
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 10.13.11 @ 13:38pm
What I'm describing when I talk about Milli Vanilli is not whether Janet could sing but the very formulaic why labels were able to sell music in the mid-80s. Other than selling a lot of albums, I'm not sure what her mark is. She was better than Latoya. We will see.
Posted by astrodog on Thursday, 10.13.11 @ 16:49pm
Janet Jackson is the real deal.
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 10.15.11 @ 10:09am
Janet's influence in the music world is tremendous. A lot of younger female acts may cite other artists as their influence, yet the way they sing and perform on stage reflect so much Janet. Britney may point to another female artist as her idol, yet the way she projects herself and moves on stage is almost a carbon copy of Janet's. Of course, her singing and dancing talent will never match up. It's the same even with bigger voiced artists like Beyonce and Rihanna when it comes to performing.
Posted by special on Saturday, 10.15.11 @ 16:40pm
All of this picking apart, "well if she didn't have this" or "if such and such hadn't been the case" is nonsense. You could do that for every single artist already inducted.
Posted by Shawn on Sunday, 10.16.11 @ 19:19pm
janet no doubt should be madonna attracted white audiences all over the world but janet attracted all races the queen cant have partial people janet has more awards madonna may have been the 1st to have 2 back up dancers but janet is the 1st with the style of back up dancers dancing today thats raising stakes for every artist she was the 1st highest paid artist while madonna was singing when rhythm of nation being offered 50 million on that album alone until michael came out with thriller knocking her to #2 beyonce back up dancers when she use a lot of them came from this is it she copied michael which i thought she took advantage of him when he died 2or 3 months later she appeared on an award show and had all those marching men in armour suits she copied from him. her billboard performance with a lot of her on film came from michael this is it she took the credit dont know how she getting these awards and she is not original & the people she copy she dont say thank you she admits she goes to play & concerts &you tube & copy thats not hard work when other artist thought of the ideal laid out everything &then she copies like she said on the internet the jackson didnt copy janet didnt copy michael videos she is original click janet jackson inspires the world. janet jackson copycats gracious janet,people dont copy beyonce cause she steals artist stuff so they go back to ms.janet,brittany spears says madonna is her inspiration but she copies janet & jack her videos & she hired janet jackson ex choreoghrapher, click beyonce the biggest copycat.beyonce copies again.beyonce steals music,beyonce being sued beyonce swag is shakira amerie and the late aaliah which janet says would take her spot she even have a video she jacked from aaliyah last video she done & she fowl and overrated she screams when she sings and doesnt sing better than mariah ms.jackson has the most dance moves the most dance steps. her artistic poses her videos are original to back flips leaping chairs that stare at the audiences they say beyonce does she got from ms.jackson click come on get up live in hawaii janet be has been known for her fab abs beyonce fake bootylicious wears a booty pad beyonce says everybody copy thats how you can tell who is doing hard work you wont look on you tube &see someone else work like the next beyonce videos is up more than michael blacks wasnt allowed on videos michael jackson was the 1st like michael he broke barriers why he is the king of pop & janet is the queen how is jayz going to say beyaonce is 2nd next to michael when she is not 2nd next to janet copycats shouldnt go into the hall of fame janet belongs in there she was the 1st black positive honest artist females had & the super bowl janet has never appeared on a live tv show opening her legs half naked like beyon look at all her tv performances look at her face when shes in shock shes always show her breast but not on live tv they need to show all her videos so these artist can see you dont copy to make the top until they have an artist dont copy beyonce don run nothing
Posted by te7221 on Wednesday, 11.23.11 @ 10:40am
Janet really deserves this honor. Her acconplishments speak for themselves. Not to mention, she has been successfully making music for 25 yrs. She is a legend.
Posted by Dean on Friday, 11.25.11 @ 13:58pm
who watched the Oscars?
Posted by levitra on Friday, 12.2.11 @ 09:24am
Yes she should be! She is an icon with so many accomplishments and still goin strong.she has sold over 100 million albums making her at number 8 in music history to date in sales and still going strong ."control" is listed as in top 200 rock albums of all time and mtv named her their first icon in '01 followed by aerosmith in '02. SHE IS THE ONLY ARTIST EVER TO HAVE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS IN ALL CATERGORIES-- (ROCK,RAP,POP,R-n-B, ADULT CONTEMPORARY)THAT ALONE SHOULD BE ENOUGH.she's oscar nominated
Posted by tony williamson on Saturday, 12.3.11 @ 07:40am
First of all,why is MJ's name on all these comments. He has nothing to do with this. I mean yeah Janet is his sister, but this post is about Janet and Madonna.Secondly Madonna didn't influence Janet,Janet was influenced by MJ and she even said it herself.Third of all,don't get me wrong I like Janet,but why are all these people saying Janet set this record and Janet set that record and MJ hasn't even done that.This is what it is Janet set records that MJ hasn't set and MJ set records that Janet hasn't set,so in my book they are both talented people. They both love singing and dancing and that's why MJ called Janet his twin.Finally, for the person who said MJ got his dangerous routine from Janet,well newsflash she kind of owed him that.I mean lets not forget in the 80's MJ did a movie called Captain EO and Janet saw the choreography to it and she asked MJ could she borrow it for her next video which I think was Rythym Nation. MJ was going to use that routine from that movie for one of his videos,but he let her borrow that routine because she was his sister.So as far as I'm concern she owed him that dangerous routine.
Posted by Brittany on Tuesday, 12.20.11 @ 23:04pm
I'm confused, Brittany. Where does Janet tie in to Green Day?
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 12.21.11 @ 07:16am
Now I'm confused Paul.I don't understand what you mean.
Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 12.21.11 @ 17:24pm
You must be another 'Brittany'. Go to the Green Day thread. There's an entity who posts as 'Brittany' and tries to tie all of life's experiences to Green Day.
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 12.22.11 @ 08:31am
Oh,that's okay and Happy Holidays to you too.
Posted by Brittany on Thursday, 12.22.11 @ 22:44pm
Looks like we were just bombarded with some fan-spam. 30 straight "no" Janet Jackson votes in a row. Good times.
Posted by Mike on Thursday, 01.5.12 @ 08:57am
According to voting statistics she's only received 11 "no" votes recently and 14 "yes" votes, so it balances itself out to the yes side. Anyway, 30 votes out of 5000+ isn't going to change much.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.5.12 @ 10:39am
She is a supporter of animal torture and cruelty. All vote NO. This plastic surgery obsessed woman no longer deserves this.
Posted by Judas on Monday, 01.9.12 @ 10:53am
Boo hoo, she likes plastic surgery, who really cares?
Posted by GFW on Monday, 01.9.12 @ 12:23pm
Queen Madonna has been inducted. Bow down.
Posted by @Judas on Monday, 01.9.12 @ 14:42pm
What Janet Jackson endorses or doesn't endorse has no bearing on whether or not she should be inducted into the RnRHOF. Her legacy, musical history, records, achievements and the fact that she has OBVIOUSLY inpsired most of the pop artists of today is why she SHOULD be inducted. Period. Some of you PETA people are more barbaric than the people you throw stones at. Janet is and always has been an animal lover. Endorsing BlackGlama does not negate that. You people need to get a clue.
Posted by S.H. on Tuesday, 01.17.12 @ 18:20pm
Janet Jackson has paid her dues. She's listed as one of the top female recording artists of all time. She's received every award and accolade possible in the music business. And 2012 marks her thirtieth year in the business. 30!
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 01.21.12 @ 12:54pm
Janet has done MORE than enough to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Janet Jackson changed the course of pop music for ALL female artists today. She is an icon, legend, trendsetter, influence, and inspiration. and if 35 #1 hits doesn't speak for itself, i don.t know what does
Posted by Joi Hall on Saturday, 01.21.12 @ 18:59pm
what janet started in the 8o's n 90's is still on-goin today...timeless,entertaining,innovative,music videos and live performances. Yes she's had a rough decade,but it only makes for a bigger comeback! This performer is timeless in every sense of the word. and if my words fail u,i promise her music wont fail u. cause where words fail to speak,jus let her music do tha talking. That is a powerful thing! i love j,j and cant wait for her to come out wit new music. i have a feeling she's not dont yet. she proved herself to tha world,and this time she's going to do it again and make all yall hater eat ur words and sing her songs again!:))
Posted by king j on Thursday, 01.26.12 @ 11:40am
What's taking so long?
Posted by Tracy on Saturday, 01.28.12 @ 06:53am
She is a groundbreaker,I am upside down at the views janet is recieveing. She deserves more views on YouTube. She is the greatest female entertainer of all time because she can dress fully clothed with no heels or skin showing and sell 70 records worldwide. She can stand on stage and speak then have the audience clap for 2 minutes straight. she does these stiff visionary moves like how a boy dances but in her womanly way.
Posted by Invisible on Sunday, 01.29.12 @ 01:29am
For anybody that truly questions Janet's impact, longevity or influence on other artists & the entire music industry, take a few minutes and view this clip on Youtube.
Posted by Kelly Blanca on Tuesday, 02.7.12 @ 12:28pm
Of course Janet should be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. That's not even a debate... The women is one of the MOST awarded artist in music history. She has broken records and set records, that have YET to be broken. Her first tour in 1989 the Rhythm Nation Tour was and still is the BIGGEST debuting tour in music history. They Rhythm Nation Album was and still is the ONLY album in music history to span 3 calender years; '89, '90 and 91. The self title janet. album of 1993 went #1 in 23 countries. In 1989, Janet released the smash single, “Miss You Much” off of the album Rhythm Nation 1814. The number-one single was the first of 18 consecutive Top 10 hits that would last until 1998. The streak put her third in the record books behind Elvis Presley and the Beatles, and ahead of brother Michael. I could go on & on with janet's achievements... the point of the matter is, she should've BEEN inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame long before Madonna. Janet's HISTORY speaks for itself.
Posted by Terell on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 22:51pm
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Posted by pawowgold on Sunday, 03.18.12 @ 03:21am
I honestly don’t think Janet should be inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. Why? To me, she’s more R n’ B material, but I’ll note that some of her songs have more of a rock feel to them (If, from her ‘93 album, janet., Just A Little While, from her ‘04 album, Damita Jo, and my all-time favorite song, Trust A Try, from her ‘01 album, All For You). Everyone seems to feel as if Janet should be inducted into it because of her good talent. I grew up listening to Janet. From the Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps to Why Did I Get Married, Too?. Her videos never disappoint me. Take ‘All For You’ for example. This video happens to be my favorite of all-time, along with Someone to Call My Lover, & Doesn’t Really Matter. Judging by the fact that only 2 singles were featured on the album, I do feel that three more songs (Come On Get Up, Trust A Try, You Ain’t Right) also could’ve made the cut. Janet has made a huge impact on the music industry. To the people who fail to realize that & would rather throw shade at the other artists just because they just so happen to “Steal her moves, & wanna be like her so desperately!”, let it go.
Posted by Tashaela on Sunday, 03.25.12 @ 14:56pm
She is the only one female artist i see up there with Madonna, there's no mistake in saying she should be inducted, she inspired a lot in this new generation of music, her energy on stage, Rhythm Nation, even though i wasn't in the world at that time, when i watch back her live shows and listen to her creative sounds with Jimmy and Terry, there's no question she is a Legend who deserves that honor as Madonna and her brother Michael to be inducted. Lets not leave her out.
Posted by Shayne on Tuesday, 03.27.12 @ 10:51am
Janet has changed the world and everybody copies. Put her in it!
Posted by tony on Thursday, 03.29.12 @ 14:03pm
everyone copies? Even Thom Yorke?
Posted by GFW on Thursday, 03.29.12 @ 15:04pm
That's How Love Goes- Jermaine Jackson 1972
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 04.8.12 @ 07:50am
Human Nature - Michael Jackson 1983
Posted by Shayne on Thursday, 04.26.12 @ 14:22pm
Janet Jackson to Executive Produce Transgender Documentary
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 06.9.12 @ 08:48am
2012 marks Janet Jackson's 30th year in the music business. She's currently laying the groundwork for her next studio album release which will most likely be in early 2013.
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 06.19.12 @ 13:19pm
YES! Janet laid the foundation for the modern female pop star. Control - history was made. Janet continues to be innovative, beautiful and real.
Posted by Scott on Thursday, 06.21.12 @ 22:24pm
Posted by Evangelist on Sunday, 07.1.12 @ 01:11am
Man, I love this guy, can we keep him around?
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 07.1.12 @ 07:28am
I don't know much about Candlemass, but if it involves women exposing their breasts in public, I'm all for it.
Posted by The_Claw on Sunday, 07.1.12 @ 15:53pm
Depends on whose a member. If Bjork and Nicki Minaj are then i'm all for it.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 07.1.12 @ 16:15pm
Man, I love this guy, can we keep him around?
Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 07.1.12 @ 18:03pm
Nicki Minaj? She looks like the inspiration for the costumes of the Capital dwellers in The Hunger Games!
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 07.1.12 @ 22:24pm
eh, she looked fine enough in the super bass video.
Posted by GFW on Monday, 07.2.12 @ 12:33pm
Posted by night on Sunday, 07.15.12 @ 13:41pm
Justin if you think Madonna should win this based off of longevity then you are terribly misinformed. Janet has been performing since 73 when she was 7, Madonna started in like 79 or 80 when she was like 21. So you tell me who has had more longevity?
Posted by Lib on Sunday, 07.15.12 @ 14:02pm
Janet Jackson deserves a nomination.
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 07.21.12 @ 12:24pm
Why isn't Janet Jackson getting the same treatment from the Rock Hall that they gave Madonna. Control and Rhythm Nation alone will get her inducted eventually!
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 07.24.12 @ 19:41pm
As explained prior, Janet's impact on culture and entertainment in general doers not compare to that of Madonna (just check out features/lists of greatest/most important acts/entertainers to support that statement); nor is her overall work as revered as Madonna. That's why Madonna was a first-year shoo-in. That's not to say Janet is not deserving- she's just not the no-brainer that Madonna was.
Posted by JR on Wednesday, 08.1.12 @ 09:14am
Maybe Toure will nominate Janet Jackson. The guy responsible for LL Cool J being nominated!
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 08.1.12 @ 20:48pm
she. sure can SING!
Posted by Happy on Wednesday, 08.1.12 @ 23:03pm
Janet deserves to be here, she has worked so hard! I have seen her live and she is brilliant.
Posted by James on Thursday, 08.2.12 @ 02:56am
Janet deserves to be here, she has worked so hard! I have seen her live and she is brilliant.
Posted by James on Thursday, 08.2.12 @ 02:56am
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.14.12 @ 21:19pm
To everyone who's saying that Janet has not contributed much musically, you are all wrong.
Posted by Abcd on Wednesday, 08.29.12 @ 13:27pm
I'm a fan of Madonna and Janet Jackson. Janet has had impact and influence, for sure. But, not as much as Madonna, in the grand scope- at least that is the general thinking. Of course there will be big fans of an act who will think he or she is the bread and butter and reigns supreme over all others.
Posted by JR on Thursday, 09.20.12 @ 10:24am
JANET JACKSON SHOULD HAVE BEEN INDUCTED YEARS AGO! HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE PEOPLE TO GET SUCH RECONGNITION OR DO THEY HAVE TO DIE FIRST? JUST LIKE WHITNEY. IT'S ONLY BECAUSE SHE PASSED AWAY, THAT SHE'S GETTING THE RECOGNITION & CREDIT SHE DESERVES. JANET, MICHAEL & WHITNEY ARE UNCOMPARABLE ARTISTS WHOSE MUSIC WILL FOREVER GO ON. THE GREATEST HUMANITARIANS THIS WORLD HAS SEEN. THEIR CHARITIES HAVE BEEN ENDLESS. NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE THINK OR SAY ABOUT THE JACKSONS, YOU CAN'T GET ANY BETTER. JANET PUTS ON AS GREAT OF A SHOW AS MICHAEL. THEY ARE VERY MUCH ALIKE BUT DIFFERENT ALSO!! I LOVE ME SOME JACKSONS!
Posted by JACKIE COBLE on Thursday, 09.20.12 @ 21:02pm
I do think Janet should be inducted. I think it goes further then her musical and acting accomplishments, it also goes to her humantarian acts as well as her need to give back to her fans. I hate to hear of some of these artist get inducted and they treat there fans and others like crap. Janet just did a tour that was just for the fans. She didnt have to tour. But she wanted to get closer to her fans. I think alot of people look down on her for the superbowl incident. However the question I would challenge people to ask, is why was Justin not held accountable. Why is there a double standard. and excuse me, you saw a nipple. However, it is o.k. to see a half naked man or a girl about to bust out of a bikini , or a murder scene on TV. thats o.k. I think Janet is very talented, and a star that shold be honored and accepted int the hall of fame.
Posted by Anthony on Thursday, 09.20.12 @ 22:36pm
Hmmmm an wow Anthony
Posted by Happy on Thursday, 09.20.12 @ 22:54pm
Come on already...this woman deserved this ages ago. She has done alot for society today.She is the reason for most young artists out there now...there all sitting in her house. She is a very inspirational woman..and is a good role model. If it wasnt for justin timberFAKE she would be known to all young teenagers today but instead she got blacklisted. The world we live in is pithetic.
Posted by Anamei on Thursday, 09.20.12 @ 23:08pm
Posted by Dezmond on Friday, 09.21.12 @ 05:51am
Forget what I said about Janet a few years ago. What the hell was I thinking or smoking at the time. She belongs in the RRHOF.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 09.21.12 @ 13:24pm
She COULD be a contender one day mainly because of the first four Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis albums but who knows? I was sure about wanting her to be inducted years ago...now I'm not really confident about it.
Posted by Tim on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 01:28am
maybe in 2001. she cant even sing live. shes such a joke nowadays. her music has become ghetto and cheap. shes busy with fur and microwave meals. yummy
Posted by Aladdin on Tuesday, 10.23.12 @ 10:27am
She wasn't eligible in 2001, einstein. (I mean Aladdin) Janet became eligible in 2007.
Posted by Marissa on Wednesday, 10.31.12 @ 10:17am
NO NO NO. Janet is not a legend. She was on her way but destroyed her own career and legacy.
Posted by Hagzawa on Friday, 11.16.12 @ 11:46am
Going by our picks (which i'll have to as I know next to nothing about janet) 4 quality albums is pretty great, more than most artists.
Posted by GFW on Friday, 11.16.12 @ 12:00pm
@GFW - yep, that string of Janet's back-to-back chart-topping and influential albums is undeniable and induction worthy on their own merit.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 11.16.12 @ 14:37pm
I think had she continued on the path she did with "Control" and "Rhythm Nation", she'd be a shoo-in. "The Velvet Rope" was a real good album. "janet." was alright. Then she went on a career downward spiral that she hasn't truly recovered from.
Posted by Tim on Saturday, 11.17.12 @ 12:14pm
I enjoyed her albums but still do not believe she is Hall of Fame material. She is a product of her producers...Jam & Lewis. I'm all for their induction.
Posted by Paul on Monday, 12.10.12 @ 19:02pm
Jam & Lewis definitely deserves to be inducted in the Ahmet Ertegun category... their work goes back to 1982 with groups like the S.O.S. Band and Klymaxx and their first hits were with the former group, then Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle before Janet came into the picture in late 1985.
Posted by Tim on Monday, 12.10.12 @ 19:04pm
Why would the Superbowl fiasco stop her from being inducted. The Rock Hall likes that kind of stuff. It's Rock and Roll.
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 12.13.12 @ 08:40am
Yes, the Super Bowl incident is not a reason.
Posted by JR on Thursday, 12.20.12 @ 10:38am
Janet Jackson should be inducted into the Hall Of Fame simply because she put's her entire Heart & Soul into everything she does. Not only does she write, sing, and dance, she's also one of the most incredible Actress' of our time. She is so Blessed with such incredible talent, and has influenced so many other Artisit's....She is an ICON and deserves the love and RESPECT to be inducted NOW ! Thank you Janet., for everthing you've done so far....please don't ever stop, we LOVE YOU more then words can ever say !
Posted by Bill Barnes on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 16:46pm
Janet Jackson is not talented. She's lucky that she even had a hit. She's ugly and she sucks.
Posted by Calypso on Sunday, 02.24.13 @ 15:43pm
you ever considered becoming a music critic, Calypso?
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 02.24.13 @ 17:04pm
I just realized that Janet Jackson sampled Sly and the Family Stone on Rhythm Nation. (Thank you/be myself again)
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.26.13 @ 08:46am
Roy - that is correct. And they are credited for the sample.
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 02.26.13 @ 09:22am
NO. Janet has ruined her legacy! She is a joke now who only whispers about sex
Posted by Toysoldier on Wednesday, 03.27.13 @ 10:59am
Interesting comment, Toysoldier. Her two most recent offerings, "Make Me" and "Nothing" were neither whispery, nor really about sex.
Posted by Marissa on Wednesday, 03.27.13 @ 11:07am
She will probably make it in a weak year when many of the first year eligibility artists are unmemorable or when she dies. But I definitely think she will be in it someday.
Posted by Eric on Wednesday, 04.3.13 @ 17:40pm
Anyone who doesn't think Janet should be inducted into the Hall of Fame obviously doesn't know music. Janet is single handedly responsible for every thing you see and hear from Britney, Beyonce, RIhanna, X-Tina and so forth. SHe has started the singer/dancer motif that you see regularly in pop music.
Posted by V Bernard on Saturday, 04.13.13 @ 18:21pm
Janets albams are no longer quality effarts. She made some good music and had a string of hits. But it's been ages. She is now more busy with her billionaire husband. Janet does not care anymore, Neither should we :) x
Posted by Porpoise on Tuesday, 04.16.13 @ 12:01pm
Janet Jackson should already be in the Hall. The list of songs on this page is great but so many other great songs by her are left off. Janet is a beautiful spirit who has contributed so much to music as well as to Humanitarian work ( AIDS, Education and more). So many artist have come after her and stop to give her credit for why they do what they do. This is really a no brainer so I don't understand what the problem is. Let's honor our Iconic legends while they are still among us.
Posted by Benita on Thursday, 04.25.13 @ 16:19pm
Hell yeah..Janet should have been inducted..Janet paved they way for the Brittany's and the Beyonce's..etc....She has set SEVERAL records, that to this day have no been broken..She has ALWAYS been a trendsetter, with her music, fashion, videos, choreography...her live performances are just BANANAS..no other artist effectively brings the video to the stage and KILLS IT.
Posted by Prentice on Thursday, 04.25.13 @ 17:50pm
Really?!?!?!? Do we even have to ask this question?!?!?!??! "Ms Jackson if you're nasty!" & "What have you done for me lately?" These song lyrics and others are apart of the fabric of music for so many, especially women! Let's get this ball rolling and get her in her rightful place......in Rock & Roll history.
Posted by Chet on Tuesday, 05.14.13 @ 11:20am
Janet definitely deserves a spot in the hall of Fame regardless who other names are on the list. There chance will come as well, but let's give Janet Jackson her moment.
Posted by Printice Raines on Tuesday, 05.14.13 @ 11:51am
Yes, Janet should be inducted. I'm surprised she hasn't been nominated yet. The Rhythm Nation 1814 tour is still the most successful debut tour in history. (pretty amazing!)
Posted by Marci Sanchez on Tuesday, 05.14.13 @ 14:22pm
I stumbled upon this YouTube video this morning. Anybody who still has doubts whether Janet Jackson had cultural impact and inspired her peers and those that followed, please watch this.
Posted by Humble Pie on Sunday, 06.9.13 @ 12:49pm
When Janet releases her upcoming album (she's currently in the studio finishing it), and if it's even mildly successful I think the nomination committee will have to mark her as a serious contender.
Posted by Bree Bree on Tuesday, 07.2.13 @ 10:35am
This is a no-brainer!!! The fact that there is even a question is an insult. Janet Jackson is an Icon around the world. She helped define an era in music. Many of the current top artists credit her as a being role model and inspiration...case closed!
Posted by Thomas on Tuesday, 07.2.13 @ 14:37pm
I strongly encourage the review committee to induct Janet Jackson into the Hall of Fame. She has inspired four generations of people, of all walks of life, to end racism, domestic and intimate partner violence, bigotry and homelessness. She stands at the forefront on health issues such as HIV/AIDS, depression and obesity. More so, she supports education and diversity. All of this is achieved through her incredible 10 CD collection of music.
Posted by Jay Blahnik on Friday, 07.12.13 @ 02:21am
I think the induction of Quincy Jones this year was in preparation for a Janet Jackson induction sometime soon. I don't think nipplegate is the reason Janet Jackson isn't in yet. Remember Madonna's antics? I think Toure will throw Janet Jackson's name down for nomination. He's on the committee.
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 08.13.13 @ 06:39am
No no no just no! She does not even sing live.
Posted by Nippy on Wednesday, 08.21.13 @ 08:48am
Madonna's "antics" were not like that of that one-time controversy for Janet (who, despite moving toward a more sexual image, is pretty non-threatening as an entertainer). And they were not done at an event like the Super Bowl.
Posted by JR on Saturday, 09.7.13 @ 21:30pm
I was slightly surprised to see Janet Jackson snubbed the nomination committee again. The 2014 ballot is very light on females and very light on R&B. Chic being the only R&B group, and they're really disco.
Posted by Bill M. on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 16:09pm
FutureRockLegends - "All For You" was released in 2001, not 2000.
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 10.29.13 @ 08:58am
Janet is a talentless skank. Thank God for Rihanna and Katy Perry...true talents!
Posted by HolidayGuy on Monday, 11.11.13 @ 14:00pm
Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 11.11.13 @ 17:50pm
Janet no longer deserves it. She ruined her legacy and her career is a joke now. Meanwhile miss Jackson is laughing all the way to the bank. Good for her, but she is no longer an artist
Posted by Porpoise on Tuesday, 11.19.13 @ 17:53pm
by showing her tits, yeah? god forbid a woman show any skin!
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 11.19.13 @ 17:54pm
Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 11.20.13 @ 09:14am
Janet Jackson will be inducted whether you like it or not!
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.20.13 @ 09:34am
Some of the above comments are ridiculous.
Posted by Chris Bender on Thursday, 11.21.13 @ 10:48am
Not even Janets more famous sister La Toya has been inducted. I dont see Janet being accepted, not until la Toya gets it. But keep praying guys X
Posted by zaghawa on Wednesday, 11.27.13 @ 16:16pm
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 11.27.13 @ 16:22pm
"Not even Janets more famous sister La Toya has been inducted."
Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 11.27.13 @ 16:27pm
Janet will be nominated. The only real question is when.
Posted by Marissa on Friday, 11.29.13 @ 09:29am
Posted by Marissa on Thursday, 12.19.13 @ 12:27pm
Janet will be inducted within the next 30-50 years Im sure. There is just a very long list of artists before her that deserve it too if not more.
Posted by DAWO on Friday, 12.20.13 @ 15:31pm
Great blog post from SOULBounce on the brilliance of the "janet." album - 20 years later.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 12.27.13 @ 10:04am
Some of the ppl on this thread is eeking some of the most idiotic comments I've ever read. EVERYTHING you see done today by dancer/singers comes from Janet. JT, Usher, Britney, Beyonce, Rihanna 9I an go on and on) were all influenced by Janet's bonafide formula. Madonna hasn't had a good a;bum since 2000's Music and they saw fit to induct her. Madonna cannot sing nor dance but she's in the Hall of Fame. Janet may not have the strongest voice but her hits (like Madonna's) is timeless and people will be jamming to them for decades to come.
Posted by VBernard on Sunday, 12.29.13 @ 17:01pm
Posted by Bill G on Monday, 01.20.14 @ 21:31pm
Michael Powell (former FCC chief) was recently quoted that Janet was treated unfairly during and after the Super Bowl. It's interesting that it took him 10 years to say it, but better late than never?
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 01.28.14 @ 11:06am
Posted by Chris F. on Tuesday, 01.28.14 @ 18:46pm
Time to give it a rest
Posted by Habibi on Saturday, 02.1.14 @ 12:39pm
@Habibi - time to give what a rest?
Posted by Marissa on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 09:53am
Janet Jackson is a fabulous entertainer
Posted by Ron Ceasar on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 07:27am
Good interview from notinhalloffame.com on Janet Jackson and nomination chances, etc.
Posted by Marissa on Friday, 04.25.14 @ 14:31pm
Its due, its deserved, nuff said.
Posted by Anthony H on Friday, 05.23.14 @ 16:11pm
Janet Jackson laid the blueprint for the pop/dance/R&B female artist.
Posted by KING on Saturday, 05.24.14 @ 23:54pm
Janet Jackson's music is amazing. You can relate to her in her music.
Posted by James Majestic on Wednesday, 05.28.14 @ 23:04pm
JANET IS A BEAST! She deserves to be inducted like people deserve air! She is more than talk when it comes to matters of the heart like love, children, education, and social awareness. She is an icon; a living legend! No one can, has, or will match what she does. I love her. The world loves her. To some extent she belongs to her fans.....and her fans say and feel that she belongs in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!
Posted by Rachel on Wednesday, 06.11.14 @ 08:54am
Janet Jackson is a musical icon and a genius. She has won a slew of many musical accolades,scored five #1 back-to-back CD's between Control,Rhythm Nation 1814,janet.,The Velvet Rope,and All For You,and has had 40 number one hit singles.She has outsold her contemporaries in concert tour ticket sales (Madonna,Tina Turner,and her brother Michael) and is the third most successful African-American touring artist behind Tina Turner and brother Michael. Her debut tour,Rhythm Nation,was the most successful debut tour of any musical artist ever. Janet Jackson has sold over 140 million records,has won six Grammy's,33 Billboard Music Awards,10 VMA moonmen,15 American Music Awards,one Emmy award,and one World Music Award for lifetime acheivement. It's high time that Janet Damita Jo Jackson should be honored for her greatest contributions to the music industry by being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Posted by Danny Monroe on Thursday, 06.12.14 @ 01:19am
Hey Janet is well! she have the best Fam. base.
Posted by regina on Sunday, 06.22.14 @ 10:28am
Momentum seems to be building for a Janet Jackson nomination.
Posted by Marco on Thursday, 06.26.14 @ 10:22am
Can't compare Madonna to Janet- while Janet has been influential and has produced some great material, Madonna is a whole 'nother league in terms of influence and impact (on both music/entertainment and culture).
Posted by JR on Monday, 06.30.14 @ 09:50am
Janet Jackson definitely deserves to be inducted because not only did she rule the charts in the 80's-90's but she was a fashion trend setter, a social activist, and she is from one of music's most talented families. Janet was always so kind and gentle in her interviews. She performed on every TV show, and I personally saw her in very high energy concerts where she gave it her all. Janet is a true entertainer. Her acting skills are stellar. 'Black Cat' was one a favourite rock song for a long time and she continued to push the envelope collaborating with great song writers and musicians. She pioneered the dance movement and Janet Jackson really was the one in the 80's to bring back dance. She was the first to start having sycronised dancers backing her up on stage with innovative choreo, with the help of Paula Abdul. In fact, she helped to kick-start many careers included Abdul's and Jennifer Lopez. Janet Jackson deserves to be a part of rock and roll history officially. Please induct her this year. Thank you for listening.
Posted by Megan Ramsey on Saturday, 07.12.14 @ 18:59pm
To whoever said, Time to give it a rest, I agree.
Posted by Worm on Monday, 07.14.14 @ 11:59am
Posted by Marissa on Thursday, 07.17.14 @ 09:20am
Posted by Worm on Thursday, 07.17.14 @ 18:49pm
Please add Janet Jackson!! It is time! She has done so much with her music, for dance and acting. She has grown up in the business, put on amazing shows and concerts and has paved the way for so many artists: The Late Whitney Houston(from her own words she stated it), Madonna, Nia Peeples, Vanessa Williams, Paula Abdul, TLC, The Late Aaliyah, Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Beyonce', Ciara, Britney Spears, Kelly Rowland, there are more, but these are the biggest names in the industry, and of course us all that had our fashion trends, Janet started major ones, remember the key on the earring? It was a big trend, jewelry stores selling them... along with hairstyles and the dance moves... here is an article about her to help this along, please induct Janet Jackson! Thank you
Posted by Latosha on Friday, 07.25.14 @ 00:17am
Please get her in. She is a great person inside out and has amazing naturally raw talent like no one else. Love Janet!
Posted by Ari on Saturday, 08.30.14 @ 21:32pm
I'm surprised that Janet Jackson hasn't even been nominated yet. I noticed the Essential Albums and Essential Songs sections at the top. You are missing the "All For You" album. It was successful and influential.
Posted by Elizabeth Foley on Monday, 09.15.14 @ 08:26am
If you ask the average person on the street which two words describe Janet Jackson, they will say "wardrobe malfunction," not spectacular artist, nor great songwriter, or anything positive.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Monday, 09.15.14 @ 09:58am
Enig, the NomCom are not average people on the street; in fact, they kind of proud of that. Neither are the voting bloc, for that matter. The wardrobe malfunction won't mean squat to them. Nada.
Posted by Philip on Monday, 09.15.14 @ 22:01pm
But, we can't have someone who showed part of her boobie inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame and tarnishing the reputations of the fine, upstanding citizens who are already inducted.
Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 09.15.14 @ 22:18pm
Yeah, the "wardrobe malfunction" has long been thought of by a lot of people to be the reason she's not in the HOF, and anyone that actually knows the people on the committee and at the HOF knows that that has nothing to do with it. If anything the controversy from it would make them want to vote for her. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating and Voting Committees aren't looking for upstanding, wholesome inductees. This isn't Bible Belt Americans voting on the inductees after all. The more rebellious, the more controversy, the better.
Posted by Donnie on Monday, 09.15.14 @ 22:43pm
No, but in order to put on each of these extravaganzas, you need to have sponsors. Generally speaking, sponsors are much more conservative than either you, or I.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 04:05am
Donnie's assessment is spot on.
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 09:39am
If you ask the average person on the street which two words describe Janet Jackson, they will say "wardrobe malfunction," not spectacular artist, nor great songwriter, or anything positive.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 10:06am
"No, but in order to put on each of these extravaganzas, you need to have sponsors. Generally speaking, sponsors are much more conservative than either you, or I.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 12:57pm
Could it simply be that they feel Janet Jackson's appeal wasn't as extensive as other's see it?
Posted by Cheesecrop on Wednesday, 09.17.14 @ 06:00am
Thank you for your observations, Cheesecrop.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Wednesday, 09.17.14 @ 09:25am
Janet will eventually be nominated but it's just a matter of when. Will it be this year? Only time will tell.
Posted by KellDawg on Thursday, 09.18.14 @ 07:57am
Their are not many artist that can make an Cd that mostly every song is hit worthy. Janet has made at least 4 cd's in my book 5 counting Damita Jo that is superior to what was out then and still remains to this day superior to what is out now. She set the standard high the the bar was raised that even Madonna could not compare to her as far as musical genius is concerned. America may not recognize her accomplishments to the musical world because of the so called "wardrobe malfunction" but the world does and will. Janet not only put out top notch music but her concerts were an event. She left you awe struck with her precision dance moves never to miss a beat while singing and moving around the stage. Janet was the complete package.I know one day she will be there when america wakes up and realize what a talent she is. Janet in my mind you have always been there in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the world knows it too.
Posted by crilla on Friday, 09.19.14 @ 17:37pm
Posted by Timius on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 08:39am
Actually, there are several artists who have been creating great albums besides Janet Jackson, over those several decades, crilla. I do appreciate that Janet Jackson has done a great deal for those less fortunate and the gay community, where she is considered to be an icon. I think that she had been pushing the sexuality thing a little too far, and therefore made quite a few Conservatives very uncomfortable, they would rather have their children see hours of violence, but anything related to sex is taboo to them. I think that what she said to young female teenagers was good also.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 09:39am
Actually, there are several artists who have been creating great albums besides Janet Jackson, over those several decades, crilla. I do appreciate that Janet Jackson has done a great deal for those less fortunate and the gay community, where she is considered to be an icon. I think that she had been pushing the sexuality thing a little too far, and therefore had made quite a few Conservatives very uncomfortable. They would rather have their children watch hours of violence; anything related to sex is taboo to them.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 09:59am
Rhythm Nation 1814 celebrated a 25 year anniversary yesterday. It was praised by critics and was a blockbuster seller and record breaker. It continues to have quite an impact even today.
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 10:35am
Those are quite inspirational words Marissa; thank you for posting them. Now, if only Janet's song lyrics had shown the same degree of intellectual development, then, I would have definitely become a supporter of hers.
Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 11:06am
Sure thing, @Enigmaticus. I'd recommend listening to Rhythm Nation 1814 if you've never done so. There's quite a message there, especially in the first 3 tracks (Rhythm Nation, State of the World, The Knowledge)
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 11:23am
Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 11:42am
I could go on and on. Here's another:
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 12:14pm
The Velvet Rope has some highly introspective tracks including the title track. Janet's not just a bunch of pop fluff. There's quite a bit of substance there. Here's "You".
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 09.20.14 @ 12:33pm
How can we get "Control" added to essential songs. That's one of Janet's most iconic tracks.
Posted by Lisa Lisa on Saturday, 09.27.14 @ 11:22am
JANET JACKSON,one of the originator's of dance,with the likes ofLEGENDS ,aalongside Michael Jackson deserves this induction.
Posted by Antonio Clark on Sunday, 09.28.14 @ 04:03am
Posted by Timius on Wednesday, 10.8.14 @ 10:26am
So, will Control be added to the essential songs?
Posted by Lisa Lisa on Friday, 10.10.14 @ 07:47am
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 10.11.14 @ 09:41am
****The DOUBLE STANDARD****
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 10.11.14 @ 15:15pm
Completely agree, Bill G.
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.11.14 @ 15:23pm
Yes Bill G,
Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 10.11.14 @ 18:58pm
I still think that's a bogus argument, Enigmaticus.
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 10.12.14 @ 08:20am
i love the Rhythm Nation album back then in velvet rope that was my bday CD since i was 9yrs old, i enjoy every last part of that album still sing it tell this day got it in my head right now lol, We have a special need To feel that we belong Come with me inside Inside my velvet rope! that my song right there luv it lol, see janet jackson is a legend!! she will get you hook without you even knowing that you are hook, she put a spell on me every since i was young.. in ms janet i luv u for that, im glad i had experience every moment of you im 22 now, in you are forever well be my idol you have inspired me to look forward in never look back in i was amazed how strong you kept your being in i thank you for that, i really hope you get it because you deserve the hack out of that award, you really do :) I.LOVE.YOU J.J!!
Posted by Paris.L.Harper on Monday, 10.20.14 @ 16:09pm
lol hahaha Slap a plam on my face for that post smh, im not gonna what i had said wrong but you will get it tho, i luv u J Congrats on your award tho this is paris signing out smh lol
Posted by Ok people i feel stupid now on Monday, 10.20.14 @ 16:21pm
Janet Jackson is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO underrated! We are talking about a woman who has inspired every artist that is curently famous and toping the charts. If it wasn't for Janet there would be no Britney, no Christina, no Beyonce, no Rihanna, no Gaga, none these little Disney stars that are turning into pop stars. She has left a tremedeus mark on not only pop music but also pop culture.
Posted by Jelena on Sunday, 11.2.14 @ 05:56am
Janet JAckson. Get the point, good...let's vote. Janet was the only female doing all that dancing and singing, writing and producing, back when she was doing it until PAula Abdul decided to do her own music thing. Then came all of these "others". Without Janet, who knows where music would be right now. She is a Pop, R&B, Dance, and even Rock icon...Love me some Janet.
Posted by troy on Monday, 11.10.14 @ 08:53am
First and foremost thnx to whomever put this together. As a huge fan of this woman I would like to say that her induction is long overdue. Saying not to nominate her is like saying she didn't make any contributions to the music industry. How many people's career has she not inspired? How many lives has she not changed? How many humanitarian efforts has she not spearheaded? I have been her fan since '89 and there are a few people qualify to me as the greatest whose ever done it. I hope our efforts are successful and she receive this accolade that she rightfully deserve.
Posted by Shellie Greene on Saturday, 11.15.14 @ 04:05am
It's only a matter of time until Janet Jackson is nominated. She'll likely get inducted upon her first nomination. Janet's career is just too massive and her impact too great to continue to be overlooked by the committee.
Posted by Marcos on Thursday, 11.20.14 @ 11:43am
She didn't even have that many hit songs to be honest.
Posted by Paul on Wednesday, 12.3.14 @ 13:08pm
Hmmm. I'm going to assume your comment was sarcasm or a joke.
Posted by Marissa on Wednesday, 12.3.14 @ 15:18pm
Wasn't Janet one of the youngest female artists ever to be honored with the ASCAP award for critical achievement in songwriting. I want to say this was around 1989-1990 during Rhythm Nation 1814. Obviously, from that pint on the writing and coo-writing accolades began to flood in.
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 12.28.14 @ 23:51pm
You must put her in soon. All the dancing and hits she is so worthy. Nasty videos and awesome songs!!!
Posted by Bryan on Monday, 12.29.14 @ 01:04am
Janet has laid one of the most proven blueprints of this generation. So many artists have followed it word for word, music video by video. She has inspired today's biggest hits like Justin Timberlake, Britney, Christina, Pink, Beyonce', Katy Perry, Mia and more. Plus, the countless legions of dancers and the millions of fans. Even her Superbowl performance broke records.
Posted by Dominic on Friday, 01.2.15 @ 08:05am
She deserves it, so what are you waiting for? Induct her!
Posted by Shirl Wright on Friday, 01.2.15 @ 08:53am
Because of Janet Jackson;
Posted by Ericka Jackson Schingoethe on Saturday, 01.3.15 @ 14:02pm
So is that an argument for or against her induction?
Posted by Dezmond on Saturday, 01.3.15 @ 14:48pm
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 01.3.15 @ 15:50pm
i FOR ONE THINK JANET SHOULD BE INDUCTED.NO MATTER WHAT.SHE DESERVES IT.IT'S NOT FAIR TO HER IF SHE DOESN'T GET IT.SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH A LOT OF THINGS HAD TO OVER COME TRAGEDY AND PLUS A MOVIE BEHIND IT,THAT IS DEVASTATING.THAT IS A STRONG WOMEN THEN A TRIBUTE TO HER BROTHER.HE WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF HER.
Posted by justice on Wednesday, 01.7.15 @ 03:03am
I VOTE YES, THIS IS LONG OVERDUE FOR JANET. GOD BLESS HER PATIENT HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Paris Andre on Sunday, 01.18.15 @ 20:32pm
I vote yes because she has one of the best voices in the business. Her success speaks for itself!
Posted by Tony Cole on Monday, 01.19.15 @ 00:54am
I vote yes. She deserves it.
Posted by LaKeeta Thomas on Wednesday, 01.21.15 @ 11:04am
I was pretty surprised to discover that Janet Jackson is not yet in the R&R Hall of Fame. How come? Especially when you have even one hit wonders there. (I do not want to name names here, but there are artists in the HOF with a lot less success and influence than Janet and even ones who were indeed just a little more than one hit wonders.) Janet Jackson was one of the top artists of the late 80s, early 90s, had many Nr 1. hits, Nr. 1. albums, sold lots of records and influenced a lot of female artists who came after her. So c'mon now, Hall of Fame, do the right thing! I hope she will get her induction soon.
Posted by Suzy on Thursday, 01.22.15 @ 07:01am
I see that some people think Janet has been snubbed so far because of Nipple-gate. Well, if that is the case it's very hypocritical from HOF. As if all other artists who are in are saints. LOL.
Posted by Suzy on Thursday, 01.22.15 @ 08:13am
I also see a lot of arguments like "oh her albums in the late 80s, early 90s were good but later she declined. If we set that standard - that you cannot decline in your career - then no one should be introduced to the HOF. Ever. I mean show me an artist whose had the same level of success and acclaim all through his/her/their career. It's natural that artists have their peak and then somewhat decline. Either in popularity or the quality of their music or both. One cannot keep up the same level for decades. In my opinion there are artists already inducted in the HOF who's had a much shorter peak and a faster decline than Janet Jackson.
Posted by Suzy on Thursday, 01.22.15 @ 14:08pm
This is for the naysayers that continue to doubt how involved Janet was in the creative process of her smash albums.
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 01.31.15 @ 06:30am
Did you know?
Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 01.31.15 @ 08:20am
Very interesting analysis about chart performance amongst the Jackson family.
Posted by Marissa on Sunday, 02.1.15 @ 08:59am
SHE IS A GREAT SINGER PLEASE Induct HER!!!!!!
Posted by Janet Saddler on Sunday, 02.1.15 @ 23:50pm
Simply put, there is only ONE JANET! Creative, relevant, powerful, talented, influential. Her work over the past 3 decades speaks for itself. This is a no brainer! YES, SHE DESERVES TO BE INDUCTED!!!!
Posted by Darryl on Friday, 02.6.15 @ 12:30pm
Well said, Darryl. Completely agree! Janet's body of work speaks for itself and MORE than warrants a nomination.
Posted by Mike on Friday, 02.6.15 @ 13:02pm
I didn't know that Janet Jackson was the first female ever to be nominated for Producer Of The Year at the Grammys. How the hell hasn't she been nominated yet?
Posted by King on Monday, 02.9.15 @ 19:22pm
That's true, King. Janet doesn't get the credit she deserves for her songwriting and production efforts.
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 02.14.15 @ 05:36am
janet deserves this. Music icon. Master dancer. Visionary videos. What more can you ask. Sold out shows
Posted by rosita Mahoney on Sunday, 03.8.15 @ 17:05pm
The Rhythm Nation 1814 world tour remains the most successful,debut tour of any artist in music history. That's pretty incredible!
Posted by Marissa on Thursday, 03.26.15 @ 04:44am
Janet's nomination is coming and likely this year.
Posted by Marissa on Monday, 03.30.15 @ 02:25am
Janet is more than deserving of the induction. If Madonna and Michael can get inducted then so can Janet. She was one of the most successful artists of the 80s and 90s. She basically ruled the charts during the Rhythm Nation era and she made some pretty stellar albums too. The nip slip shouldn't even be spoken of since so many stars show skin and nipples these days and no one bats an eye. So why should that be the only thing holding Janet back from being inducted in 2015 or 16? Sure she's not necessarily "rock" but she has plenty of songs that are rock influenced. Black Cat was full on heavy metal. And MJ and Madonna still got inducted as well despite them being pop stars. C'mon R&RHOF make us proud!! Induct Janet already!!!
Posted by Tyler on Saturday, 04.4.15 @ 02:19am
Janet Jackson is the first artist I remember. He appreciation for the arts mixed with Pop culture is unparalleled. Often times because of his magnitude of greatness Michael Jackson is given credit that Janet deserves. She never gives the same look, she always has raw choreography and stands beside her dancers seamlessly. She is the Rosetta Stone for what you see in modern Pop influenced artists, both male and female. Her concerts are epic and I've seen none still that top her presentation. Janet is now and forever my all-time favorite and I have many I love, but not like I Love her!
Posted by James Boynton on Saturday, 04.4.15 @ 07:43am
I love Janet have since she was Good Times as Penny and she deserves to be the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Janet rocks the crowd in person and on cd!E
Posted by Yolanda Ferguson on Sunday, 04.5.15 @ 00:46am
Whether you like it or not, Janet is a true legend . She will always be a hall of famed in my heart.
Posted by Phil on Tuesday, 04.14.15 @ 10:23am
Nothing but white people voting no for Janet so it's no surprise there. They were fine having Madonna make it but when it comes to Janet it's a no as if Madonna made rock music. At least Janet had a no.1 rock hit "Black Cat" and Janet had the "Rhythm Nation" album that hit on issues like prejudice, homelessness, suicide, poverty, education, and knowledge. The record label told her not to do it and she did it anyway and it was successful selling over 14 million copies.
Posted by JoeJoe on Tuesday, 04.14.15 @ 12:20pm
Go to YouTube and Watch janet's black cat.
Posted by john on Tuesday, 04.14.15 @ 13:22pm
Janet Jackson is a MUST to be INDUCTED into the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame....
Posted by Terence Brandes on Tuesday, 04.14.15 @ 17:10pm
Please Induct Janet Jackson into the Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame...
Posted by Cheryl on Tuesday, 04.14.15 @ 21:20pm
During its reign, Rhythm Nation 1814 shifted more than seven million copies in the US alone, sitting atop the charts for seven weeks in 1989 before becoming the best selling album of 1990.
Posted by RumpShaker on Wednesday, 04.15.15 @ 03:40am
I wish people stop comparing Janet to Madonna. Madonna is a unique artist in her own right. Janet has been in the spotlight since she was 7. Nobody knew who Madonna was at 7. Madonna is only 8 years older than Madonna. Madonna made her tv debut in 1984. You ask how would I know. I was 18 the same age as Janet. I believe that there is room for both women whom are trailblazers.
Posted by James on Wednesday, 04.15.15 @ 05:35am
Madonna did not write her early hits at all. My last post I meant to say Madonna is only 8 years older than Janet. Lets nominate both women.
Posted by James on Wednesday, 04.15.15 @ 05:41am
I agree, James. They're both very powerful women and the sexist NomCom seemingly can't fathom more than 1 strong female on the ballot at a time. Completely ridiculous!
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 04.15.15 @ 05:42am
For those of you who are saying no, just because she is not a rock artist, clearly don't know that there are hip hop and rap artist as well as directors inducted
Posted by Prentice on Friday, 04.17.15 @ 20:46pm
Janet Jackson sweet
Posted by Marshall on Wednesday, 04.22.15 @ 20:26pm
So OVERLOOKED for too long. The scrutiny is harder on women and even harder on black women.
Posted by Vincent Martinez on Sunday, 05.3.15 @ 20:53pm
Did you know???
Posted by Marissa on Sunday, 05.10.15 @ 14:02pm
SPIN magazine just released their list of the best 300 albums from the past 30 years. Janet has three entries:
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 05.12.15 @ 09:30am
If you think Janet Jackson should not be OK inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of then you are looking at music with your eyes closed.The Rock and Roll Hall of FameRoll Hall of Fame is not Created only for Rock artists but R&B,Rap,Pop, Blues and Country too. Too Not induct her because her roots is R&B is wrong. Give Janet her rightful place In history,she EARNED it!!
Posted by Michelle Mills on Sunday, 05.17.15 @ 07:25am
And again - like clockwork. Janet receives dozens and dozens of back to back no votes. Clearly from one IP address. That should probably be investigated.
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 05.20.15 @ 03:12am
Oh, but on days when Janet's yes votes spike to over 150 out of the last 1000 it's just a bunch of different loyal fans all having the same idea to vote yes at the same exact time?
Posted by darius on Wednesday, 05.20.15 @ 03:33am
Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey should all be put on the same ballot and let's see what happens. Maybe all three will be inducted in the same year.
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 05.20.15 @ 09:15am
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 05.20.15 @ 14:35pm
I'm posting this for those who doubt Janet's creativity in her music making process. And this all be solidifies her cultural impact to music. The proof is in the pudding.....
Posted by Marissa on Wednesday, 05.20.15 @ 14:43pm
Marissa really brought it with Janet Jackson support. The incredible amount of hits and success is impressive. I was always impressed with Janet's dancing, singing, songwriting. That's why the future rock legends forums are important discussing the artists. Marissa showed Janet Jackson does belong in RRHOF convincingly. JJ should be in for Black Cat alone. That song rocked! That's The Way Love Goes, Nasty Boys, Rhythm Nation other King FAVS. I think Janet Jackson has a good chance at nomination and induction. Other female candidates could be Stevie Nicks, Mariah Carrey, Pat Benatar, Carly Simon. KING
Posted by KING on Sunday, 05.24.15 @ 16:10pm
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 05.24.15 @ 18:10pm
(continued from above - The Daily Beast)
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 05.24.15 @ 18:11pm
The nomination committee claims that career influence on others is a main criteria for induction consideration. Well, here's a recent sampling of praise from the likes of Beyonce, Pink, Lady Gaga and more....
Posted by Marissa on Monday, 05.25.15 @ 14:52pm
There's really nothing to add. This buzzfeed article I wrote says it all. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jdjfan1814/what-makes-a-legendicon-popularity-or-impact-ja-w2xx
Posted by Keaston on Tuesday, 05.26.15 @ 11:58am
Good stuff, Keaston! I'm sure you already are - but if not, be sure to check out my "Induct Janet" page on Facebook.
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 05.26.15 @ 12:06pm
There continues to be more and more support for Janet Jackson's induction. This is a great read.
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 05.30.15 @ 07:38am
"Look pal. The Induct Janet Jackson into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Facebook page has 70,000 followers. You think 150 votes is out of the question?
Posted by Darius on Monday, 06.8.15 @ 02:57am
Listen guys, Janet should be inducted but Janet really has never been thirsty about titles and receiving awards and you have to lobby for those things. Janet stands on her music as a true artist, she could care less how people feel about her, she has more integrity as an artist and as a human being. I like Madonna but she borrowed everything she has ever done from Grace Jones, Millie Jackson, later kylie minogue and the list goes on. Madonna is incredibly intelligent but doesn't have any true music talent, she is a beautifully crafted business plan that has been able to influence a great deal of followers by altering her appearances and honestly talking about being offensive, is the world better off "not at all". She continues to be offensive in a world that doesn't care but has changed nothing for the better if anything it's gotten worse because of her. Madonna lobbys for positions, she fights to be seen that is why she is successful and i applaud her success, i have fun with her. Madonna has a lot of fans but so did racism, it's a facade. Janet has never been influenced by Madonna, everything that Madonna has done was taken from people Janet was influenced by her parents, brothers, dorothy d, millie jackson, diana ross, mae west, grace jones and some others. If you are an artist or true musician you know that Madonna is not an artist but you have to admire her for her work ethic. When you speak on Musical influence Janet wins across the board especially when it comes to inspiring through music to be educated, to young girls and guys to be singers and dancers-beyonce, christina A, britney, justin t, neyo, usher, pink, mya, rihanna,kelly clarkson etc. i enjoy Madonna a lot but she is No janet Musically, Madonna just doesn't have the natural born talent but i am still proud of what she has been able to do with what she has and that is truly commendable.
Posted by real talk on Monday, 06.8.15 @ 14:30pm
Janet Jackson became the first artist in music history to score a number one single on Billboard's Hot 100 in three separate calendar years - all from the same album. (and keep in mind this was way before the re-release gimmick with new tracks frenzy)
Posted by Mike on Sunday, 06.14.15 @ 10:29am
Janet's comeback seems to be right around the corner. She and her team are working social media quite nicely.
Posted by Marissa on Wednesday, 06.17.15 @ 14:35pm
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