Fifteen artists were announced as nominees to the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week and among them, only a few women made the list. Grammy-award winners Chaka Khan and Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty) represent the two solo female artists on the list of 15, which also includes – for the tenth time – the 1970’s band Chic (of “Le Freak” fame), of which two women were members. These nominees – all black women – all released their first single or album at least 25 years ago and will be judged by more than 800 music-industry professionals, historians and artists. Fans can also vote online; results are scheduled for a December announcement.
R&B superstar Chaka Khan influenced generations of artists with hits like “I’m Every Woman” and “I Feel You.” Janet Jackson boasts the most consecutive Top 10 hits by a female artist on the Billboard 100 for all time – 18 in total.
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