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  • It was hardly a coincidence that Janet Jackson, the Queen of Music, got her first ever number-one single on World Music Day (21st June), 34 years ago, when she topped the official Dutch chart with her mega-hit, "What Have You Done for Me Lately." The lead single from Janet Jackson's first blockbuster album "Control" sold an estimated 2 million copies worldwide and became one of the biggest classics from the '80s.





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    • “No Sleeep” was released 5 years ago, on this day, to general and critical acclaim. Janet Jackson's 40th BB Hot 100 entry was named a Best New Track by Pitchfork and later became her biggest US Adult R&B Song, spending 12 weeks atop the chart. As of May 2018, it sold 178,183 units and generated over 32 million streams across all platforms in the US, according to Nielsen Music. It currently has nearly 52 million combined streams on YouTube and Spotify. It has been ranked as Janet's 19th most downloaded song in the UK.

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      • A bop

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        • This was/is so good. Still sounds so fresh. A classic.

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          • On this day, in 2003, we were patiently waiting for a new Janet Jackson album.

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              • "La la la la la la... LA LA LA LA LA LA"

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                • Janet should release the best off album. Not another greatest-hits album, but rather an album that would contain her best songs, including Empty, Lonely, Velvet Rope, The Knowledge, Funny How Time Flies, Rock With U, Throb, and so on, in addition to a few hits and some unreleased tracks. That would be so cool. From 1986 to 1997 her albums barely had any fillers.
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                  • ^How would that even be viable in 2020?

                    She can make a playlist for fans with her choice of her best songs she ever made, that would be nice. But the sales for that project would be negligent (you can bet that hardly any sales would come from mainstream people who are only there for hits - there's no reason for them to go after deep cuts - with streaming and YT they could go after them if they wanted to anyway.
                    I have received many gifts from God,
                    but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
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                    Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                      • Originally posted by beredy View Post
                        ^How would that even be viable in 2020?

                        She can make a playlist for fans with her choice of her best songs she ever made, that would be nice. But the sales for that project would be negligent (you can bet that hardly any sales would come from mainstream people who are only there for hits - there's no reason for them to go after deep cuts - with streaming and YT they could go after them if they wanted to anyway.
                        It's not all about sales. It's about promoting lesser known gems. A playlist wouldn't gain media attention and positive reviews, an actual album would. How many albums is Angel Olsen selling? Barely any, but that didn't stop her releasing them with beautiful artwork on a CD, vinyl, and a cassette.
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                        • Originally posted by Bojan View Post

                          It's not all about sales. It's about promoting lesser known gems. A playlist wouldn't gain media attention and positive reviews, an actual album would. How many albums is Angel Olsen selling? Barely any, but that didn't stop her releasing them with beautiful artwork on a CD, vinyl, and a cassette.
                          You're comparing new material album sales to a collection of old songs and saying it doesn't matter how much it sells? And you picked an indie artist at that.

                          There's a reason GH albums are practically extinct. Yes, some old ones are still showing up in charts, but people don't release them anymore and before you try to mention Kylie - that one was not the norm for today's music landscape and you're aiming for even less commercially viable of album of deep cuts? Something like that won't cross her or anyone in her team's mind. And not just her, but any artist working today.
                          I have received many gifts from God,
                          but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess
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                          Don McLean on Madonna's version of American Pie

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                          • Originally posted by Bojan View Post
                            It was hardly a coincidence that Janet Jackson, the Queen of Music, got her first ever number-one single on World Music Day (21st June), 34 years ago, when she topped the official Dutch chart with her mega-hit, "What Have You Done for Me Lately." The lead single from Janet Jackson's first blockbuster album "Control" sold an estimated 2 million copies worldwide and became one of the biggest classics from the '80s.
                            Yeah! We gave Janet her very first #1 hit.
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                            • A BBC documentary "Janet Jackson: Taking Control" is available in the UK on iPlayer again.

                              According to BBC, this film examines Janet's phenomenal career, from her early success to multi award-winning pop star and one of the biggest female pop icons, rivalling her brother's success.

                              Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...taking-control



                              You can aslo watch an episode of Top of the Pops from 1989 in which Janet performed "Rhythm Nation."
                              Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...-pops-09111989

                              In this week a year ago Janet performed at Glastonbury for the first time, to general and critical acclaim.
                              The Guardian ★★★★☆
                              NME ★★★★☆
                              The Telegraph ★★★☆☆
                              The Independent — positive





                              I think that thanks to this performance, seen by over a million people in the UK on BBC 2 alone, Janet now has around the same number of monthly listeners on Spotify in London as Kylie, Robbie Williams, Spice Girls and other huge names in the UK. Her 2019 performances in Australia had similar effect, even though it wasn't aired on TV.
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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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                                    • Last edited by Bojan; Sat July 4, 2020, 19:19.
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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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                                        • Now over 5 million followers on IG.

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                                          • ^ Can they all buy and stream Black Diamond please? Thank you.
                                            Britney Spears • Janet Jackson • Christina Aguilera • Michael Jackson • Selena Gomez • Hilary Duff • Taylor Swift •

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                                            • Originally posted by JeremySpears View Post
                                              ^ Can they all buy and stream Black Diamond please? Thank you.
                                              First we need a release date.
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                                              • I'm not hopeful that she will release it in 2020. It would be impossible to promote it properly. I hope, though, that she'll, at least, release the second single from the album.
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                                                • Originally posted by Bojan View Post
                                                  I'm not hopeful that she will release it in 2020. It would be impossible to promote it properly. I hope, though, that she'll, at least, release the second single from the album.
                                                  Please Janet can’t even spell promo.
                                                  Britney Spears • Janet Jackson • Christina Aguilera • Michael Jackson • Selena Gomez • Hilary Duff • Taylor Swift •

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                                                  • Originally posted by Bojan View Post
                                                    I'm not hopeful that she will release it in 2020. It would be impossible to promote it properly. I hope, though, that she'll, at least, release the second single from the album.
                                                    But wait, she ain't even released the first single yet??

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