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  • Janet said many times that she always has a recorder with her in case some melody comes up in her mind and that she often dream her music, wake up to record that melody, and then back to sleep. No wonder many of her songs sound so dreamy. Yukimi, from the Swedish band Little Dragon, described it the best: "When you put some of Janet's really slow stuff on you feel like you're floating. That feeling really influenced me and maybe that's why there are quite a lot of slow jams on the record."




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    • Originally posted by BlueScorpion View Post
      Re: Janet Jackson

      Today in 1996, Janet Jackson became the highest paid artist in history when she signed an $80 million deal with Virgin Records.
      $40 ($75) million for one album in 1991 (widely considered to be the shrewdest deal ever negotiated)
      $80 ($130) million for four albums in 1996

      In just five years, Janet signed two record deals worth $205 million adjusted to 2020 dollars to release five albums, which includes a 24 percent royalty on the retail price of each copy sold, and seven years after the contract ends, the masters belong to Janet.

      The contract ended in 2006. She sold around 33 million albums for Virgin and got additional $120 to $150 million from those sales, without adjustment to 2020 dollars.

      This won't be repeated. 100% queen.

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        • WFUV (90.7 FM):

          Rhythm Nation 1814 was a totemic achievement, but there are few superstars who have been more grossly underestimated and patronized than Jackson. Coverage of her elder (and troubled) brother Michael always overshadowed her, even though it was clear that she'd fast emerged as the most compelling of the siblings. As Michael's final collaboration with Quincy Jones faded with 1987's Bad, Janet had already vaulted far ahead of her brother, laying out more adventurous ground a year before with Control, a new jack swing landmark. But the higher Janet soared, the more harshly she was scrutinized. Her multimillion record deals with Virgin were disparaged, and Jackson was forced to defend herself for her own success. (Little wonder she was so reticent in interviews.) The ostracism and deliberate sabotage that effectively derailed her career for over a decade following the 2004 Superbowl debacle were not only textbook sexism, but barely-cloaked racism.

          In this transitionary era of Black and female empowerment and elevated voices—basically what Janet envisioned 31 years ago on Rhythm Nation 1814—her remarkable career is finally being appreciated as she's long deserved, including her overlooked albums, like 2004's Damita Jo, 2008's Discipline, and 2015's Unbreakable. The title of the latter album is the perfect way to describe Jackson.
          Read and listen to it here >>> https://t.co/LFkpFmWWLl?amp=1

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