Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson hit songs and albums
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, activist and record producer from Gary, Indiana, United States. Janet Jackson is the tenth and youngest sibling of the Jackson family of entertainers comprising of brothers and sisters Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Michael and Randy. Janet Jackson’s commercial breakthrough came with the release of her 1986 album Control which established her career-long relationship with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and sold 10 million copies worldwide. In September 1989, Janet Jackson released her fourth studio album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, which encompassed a multitude of genres such as new jack swing, rock, pop, dance and industrial, leading to Janet becoming the only artist in history to receive nominations in five genres at the GRAMMY Awards. Rhythm Nation is the only studio album in US chart history to contain seven Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 singles, and is the only to produce Number 1 hits on the chart in three separate calendar years (1989, 1990, 1991). Janet Jackson also became the first woman to be nominated for Producer of the Year at the GRAMMY Awards in 1990 for her work on Rhythm Nation. Janet Jackson left her label A&M in 1991, opting to sign with Richard Branson’s Virgin Records over rival labels Capitol and Atlantic in a deal estimated to be worth $40 million, the biggest ever. Future deals inked by Janet’s brother Michael Jackson and Madonna would eclipse that figure, but Janet re-established herself as the highest-paid musical act in the world when she agreed to a contract renewal worth $80 million in January 1996. Her first album with Virgin titled janet. (the full stop signifying she was a star regardless of her surname, period) is her only to reach Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart and is one of only seven albums to feature six US Top 10 singles. The album’s lead single That’s The Way Love Goes is Janet Jackson’s highest-charting single and peaked at Number 2 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart in May 1993 and won the GRAMMY for Best Rhythm and Blues Song at the 1994 GRAMMY Awards. The album’s third single Again - which featured in the 1993 film Poetic Justice - was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song. Next came Janet’s first greatest hits album Design of a Decade: 1986-1996 in 1995, which is her best-selling album in the UK and peaked at Number 2. The album’s lead single Runaway became the first song by a female artist to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. 1997 album The Velvet Rope contains Janet’s most successful single in the UK Together Again, which peaked at Number 4. The biggest single of her career worldwide is All For You which features on the 2001 album of the same name. Janet Jackson has many chart accolades to her name on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Janet Jackson holds the record for the most consecutive Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits by a female artist, with 18, encompassing 1986’s What Have You Done For Me Lately up to 1998’s I Get Lonely. In addition, Janet Jackson has scored the most UK Top 10 singles by a female artist never to have reached Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, with 17. Janet was named the inaugural MTV Icon in 2001 and was also bestowed the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in 2018. Janet Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. As an actress, Janet Jackson made her screen debut aged 11 on US sitcom Good Times in 1977 before starring in another Diff’rent Strokes in 1980. Janet Jackson also starred in feature films such 1993’s Poetic Justice alongside Tupac Shakur, and 2000’s Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, for which also supplied the soundtrack single Doesn’t Really Matter, which was a UK Top 5 hit and topped the charts in the US.
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    UK Number 1s
  • 17
    UK Top 10s
  • 38
    UK Top 40s
  • 42
    UK Top 75s
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    Weeks at Number 1
  • 56
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 200
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 304
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 1
    UK Number 1s
  • 6
    UK Top 10s
  • 10
    UK Top 40s
  • 12
    UK Top 75s
  • 2
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 18
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 139
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 261
    Weeks in Top 75

Latest news about Janet Jackson

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
22.09.
1984
TWO TO THE POWER
JANET JACKSON AND CLIFF RICHARD
NO-LABEL MIUCT2570
83 03 00
22.03.
1986
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY
A&M AM308
03 14 00
31.05.
1986
NASTY
JANET JACKSON
A&M AM316
19 09 00
09.08.
1986
WHEN I THINK OF YOU
JANET JACKSON
A&M AM337
10 11 00
01.11.
1986
CONTROL
JANET JACKSON
A&M AM359
42 05 00
21.03.
1987
LET'S WAIT A WHILE
JANET JACKSON
BREAKOUT USA601
03 10 00
Buy
13.06.
1987
THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE
JANET JACKSON
BREAKOUT USA604
24 05 00
14.11.
1987
FUNNY HOW TIME FLIES
JANET JACKSON
BREAKOUT USA613
59 03 00
02.09.
1989
MISS YOU MUCH
JANET JACKSON
BREAKOUT USA663
22 07 00
04.11.
1989
RHYTHM NATION
JANET JACKSON
BREAKOUT USA673
23 05 00
27.01.
1990
COME BACK TO ME
JANET JACKSON
BREAKOUT USA681
20 07 00
31.03.
1990
ESCAPADE
JANET JACKSON
BREAKOUT USA684
17 07 00
07.07.
1990
ALRIGHT
JANET JACKSON
A&M USA693
20 05 00
08.09.
1990
BLACK CAT
JANET JACKSON
A&M EM587
15 06 00
27.10.
1990
LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU)
A&M EM700
34 05 00
15.08.
1992
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
LUTHER VANDROSS AND JANET JACKSON
PERSPECTIVE PERSS7400
02 13 00
08.05.
1993
THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDG1460
02 10 00
31.07.
1993
IF
IF
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDT1474
14 07 00
20.11.
1993
AGAIN
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDG1481
06 11 00
12.03.
1994
BECAUSE OF LOVE
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDG1488
19 05 00
18.06.
1994
ANY TIME, ANY PLACE
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDG1501
13 06 00
26.11.
1994
YOU WANT THIS
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDT1519
14 04 00
18.03.
1995
WHOOPS NOW/WHAT'LL I DO
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDT1533
09 08 00
Buy
10.06.
1995
SCREAM
MICHAEL JACKSON/JANET JACKSON
EPIC 6620222
03 22 00
23.09.
1995
RUNAWAY
JANET JACKSON
A&M 5811972
06 09 00
16.12.
1995
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
LUTHER VANDROSS/JANET JACKSON
A&M 5813112
07 11 00
30.12.
1995
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
LUTHER VANDROSS/JANET JACKSON
A&M 5875151
91 01 00
06.04.
1996
TWENTY FOREPLAY
JANET JACKSON
A&M 5815112
22 06 00
04.10.
1997
GOT 'TIL IT'S GONE
JANET FT Q-TIP & JONI MITCHELL
VIRGIN VSCDG1666
06 11 00
13.12.
1997
TOGETHER AGAIN
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDG1670
04 19 00
04.04.
1998
I GET LONELY
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDT1683
05 09 00
27.06.
1998
GO DEEP
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDT1680
13 07 00
19.12.
1998
EVERY TIME
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDT1720
46 02 00
17.04.
1999
GIRLFRIEND/BOYFRIEND
BLACKSTREET WITH JANET
INTERSCOPE IND95640
11 09 00
Buy
01.05.
1999
WHAT'S IT GONNA BE?!
BUSTA RHYMES FT JANET
ELEKTRA E3762CD1
06 09 00
19.08.
2000
DOESN'T REALLY MATTER
JANET JACKSON
DEF SOUL 5629152
05 11 00
21.04.
2001
ALL FOR YOU
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDT1801
03 15 00
11.08.
2001
SOMEONE TO CALL MY LOVER
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VSCDT1813
11 06 00
22.12.
2001
SON OF A GUN (I BETCHA THINK THIS SONG)
JANET JACKSON FT CARLY SIMON
VIRGIN VUSCD232
13 11 00
14.09.
2002
FEEL IT BOY
JANET JACKSON FT BEENIE MAN
VIRGIN 5467172CD
89 02 00
28.09.
2002
FEEL IT BOY
BEENIE MAN FT JANET
VIRGIN VUSCD258
09 08 00
03.04.
2004
JUST A LITTLE WHILE
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN 478942CD
86 01 00
24.04.
2004
JUST A LITTLE WHILE
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN VUSCD285
15 05 00
19.06.
2004
ALL NITE (DON'T STOP)/I WANT YOU
VIRGIN VUSDX292
19 05 00
30.09.
2006
CALL ON ME
JANET JACKSON & NELLY
VIRGIN VUSDX330
18 06 00
19.12.
2009
MAKE ME
JANET JACKSON
INTERSCOPE CATCO155380971
73 01 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
05.04.
1986
CONTROL
JANET JACKSON
A&M AMA5106
08 72 00
14.11.
1987
CONTROL - THE REMIXES
JANET JACKSON
BREAKOUT MIXLP1
20 14 00
Buy
30.09.
1989
RHYTHM NATION 1814
JANET JACKSON
A&M AMA3920
04 43 00
Buy
29.05.
1993
JANET
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN CDV2720
01 65 02
14.10.
1995
DESIGN OF A DECADE 1986/1996
A&M 5404002
02 24 00
Buy
14.10.
1995
RUNAWAY/WHEN I THINK OF YOU
A&M 5812431
94 01 00
Buy
18.10.
1997
THE VELVET ROPE
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN CDV2860
06 51 00
05.05.
2001
ALL FOR YOU
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN CDV2950
02 21 00
10.04.
2004
DAMITA JO
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN CDVUS251
32 03 00
07.10.
2006
20 Y.O.
JANET JACKSON
VIRGIN CDVUS258
63 01 00
08.03.
2008
DISCIPLINE
JANET JACKSON
MERCURY 1762969
63 01 00
Buy
05.12.
2009
THE BEST
JANET JACKSON
A&M 2725300
28 05 00
15.10.
2015
UNBREAKABLE
JANET JACKSON
BMG 538168792
11 03 00