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Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Singer Chaka Khan performs at the 2014 Ebony Power 100 List event at Avalon on November 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

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.

Read the full story at Rolling Stone.

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