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Janet Jackson scores second nod for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jackson is up against fellow nominees Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Bad Brains, Chaka Khan, Chic, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, The J. Geils Band, Jane’s Addiction, folk singer-songwriter Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Journey, Kraftwerk, MC5, Steppenwolf, The Cars, The Zombies and rock band Yes.

Janet Jackson is the sister of the late pop legend Michael Jackson, as well as the youngest child in the Jackson family. She has sold in excess of 100 million albums worldwide over the course of her career in the entertainment industry.

The finalists for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be announced in December of 2016.

For more information on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year’s nominees, check out its official website.

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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