The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s class of 2017 are in.
Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur are among the 19 nominees this year, as announced by Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Via People Magazine:
This marks the second consecutive year on the ballot for Jackson. The nomination comes at an exciting time for the singer, 50, who recently announced that she is expecting her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana.
Late rap icon Shakur made it onto the list of nominees in his first year of eligibility. Artists must have released their first single or album at least 25 years ago, or no later than 1991 for the 2017 nominees, to be considered. Shakur released his first album 2Pacalyspse Now in 1991.
The legendary singer officially confirming her pregnancy and showing off her growing baby bump exclusively with PEOPLE.
Did you know Janet Jackson has been eligible for induction since 2007, but has only received one nomination? Did you know Whitney Houston has NEVER received a nomination?
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