Celebrating an Icon

In a world where the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj dominate the music charts for the women in music, there is someone else… Janet Jackson!!! For the last 30 years Janet Damita Jo Jackson has been BLESSING fans all over the world with her musical talent. As she celebrates her 50th birthday, let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember why we love Janet so much! We loved her as Penny from Good Times, Cleo on Fame and Charlene on Different Strokes. Then, Control' happened and it was on like Donkey Kong!!! The 1986 album spawned number one hits like the title track Control, Nasty Boys and one of my favorites, The Pleasure Principal!!! YASSSSS!!! THAT IS MY VIDEO!!!! Janet was unstoppable, proving that she could make her mark on the industry on her own. Fast forward a few years and, arguably one of the best albums ever recorded, Rhythm Nation was born and my life changed forever. The first time Donnie Simpson premiered that video on Video Soul, bbaabbyyy, listen, you already know. There were many a Halloween I was rocking that look okahhh. 7 more albums followed producing hit after hit after hit. Every album was different, Janet’s look changed making her a style goddess. Who didn’t want her scarlet hair in the I Get So Lonely video?! Ummm I TOTALLY did!!!! Watching her perform, she always brings it and shuts it down! Remember the video for IF… yeah you take a moment to think about THAT! In 30 years, Janet has only had about 11 studio albums. 11! And she’s STILL one of the most decorated, highest selling, best female recording artists of all time. Her music is quality and timeless, you don’t have to put out a record every year or even every two years to stay relevant. Just produce great music and it will transcend time, put out crap and you’ll be a flash in the pan who can easily be replaced or duplicated. There is only ONE Janet Jackson! Often imitated NEVER duplicated. As Janet begins her journey into motherhood and celebrates the big 50, we salute Miss Jackson. Thank you for sharing your music, your highs and lows, your tribulations and triumphs. I’m so glad to have witnessed the Janet Era. The incredible, the talented, Miss Jackson if you’re nasty… We love you!!!

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