More about Janet Jackson
Janet however shot into the big-league with her third studio album, “Control,” released in 1986, and soon became a pop icon. Apart from her skilled choreography, what earned her widespread popularity was her successful innovation in crossover music, incorporating elements of rhythm and blues, disco, funk, rap, and industrial beats. Her socially conscious lyrics contributed to her status as a role model as well.
Janet’s musical career received a significant fillip in 1991 when she signed a multi-million dollar, record breaking contract with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. “Janet,” released in 1993 established her as a sex symbol, and since then her risque album covers, steamy videos, and racy lyrics continue to titillate audiences across the world. Her metamorphosis from a chubby teen to voluptuous woman, to buff performer with six-pack abs has caught the fancy of music enthusiasts.
Janet was named the second most successful recording artist of the decade at the end of the 1990s. She became the inaugural MTV Icon in 2001, confirming her deep impact in popular music. Her albums “All for You” (2001), and “Discipline” (2008) were big time hits. In 2015, she launched her own record label, Rhythm Nation Records in collaboration with BMG Rights Management. Her biggest hits over the years include “Nasty”, “If”, “Rhythm Nation,” “Together Again,” “That’s the Way Love Goes,” and “All for You.”
In all, Janet Jackson has released 26 albums, which has sold over 160 million records, confirming her place amongst the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. She is listed as the eleventh best-selling female artists by the Recording Industry Association of America. She features at number seven in the 2008 “Billboard list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists,” and at number five in the 2010 “Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years.”. There’s a Janet Jackson tour scheduled for 2015, which promises to be a blast!
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