News Archive

  • UNICEF Journey

    December 17, 2014

    Wissam and Janet’s journey with UNICEF.

  • #RhythmNation25 – Fans Celebrate

    October 23, 2014

    Fans, friends and bloggers around the world are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation by creating #RhythmNation25 art, and holding events in her honor.

  • Janet Jackson Scored Her First Hot 100 No. 1 Hit 28 Years Ago

    October 11, 2014 By Billboard

    On “Nasty,” the 1986 single that nearly became her first No. 1 pop hit, Janet Jackson told the world exactly what she thought about a certain overused term of endearment.

    “My first name ain’t baby,” she said. “It’s Janet. Miss Jackson if you’re nasty.”

  • Why Isn’t Janet Jackson in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

    September 19, 2014 By LA Weekly

    So what if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a bunch o’ hooey? People still care about its inductees, and it’s perhaps the highest achievement a musician can have on his resume.

    Or her resume. Of course, the Hall is very light on women, not to mention women of color.

    But there’s always a chance to get it right when it comes to Janet Jackson, whose career as a trend-setter and hitmaker should speak for itself.

  • Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′: Still dancing and dreaming 25 years later

    September 19, 2014 By Entertainment Weekly

    Like serialized television and comic-book movies, R&B is in the midst of a golden age.

  • Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814′ Revisited By Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis: Track-by-Track Review

    September 19, 2014 By Billboard

    If Janet Jackson’s third album, 1986’s Control, was a declaration of independence, the follow-up, Rhythm Nation 1814, was a constitution — a blueprint for the kind of country that this confident, sexy and newly independent 23-year old woman wanted to live in.

  • Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 Album Review

    September 18, 2014 By Rolling Stone, October 19, 1989

    Janet Jackson’s last album opened with a declaration of independence: “This is a story about control,” she announced. “My control.” Three years later, her follow-up casts a wider net, moving from personal freedom to more universal concerns — injustice, illiteracy, crime, drugs — without missing a beat.

  • Always Imitated, Never Duplicated: Everything In Pop Music that Janet Jackson Did First

    September 18, 2014 By VH1 Music

    We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 and bowing down before the pop goddess that is Janet Jackson. Almost from the start Janet was a trailblazer, fusing pop, R&B and hip-hop, raising the bar for music video choreography, speaking out about social injustice and breaking racial and sexual taboos.

  • Janet Jackson’s Style Transformation Throughout The Years

    September 16, 2014 By VH1

    On September 19, 1989 Janet Jackson‘s monster album Rhythm Nation 1814 was released, making 2014 the 25th anniversary of the seminal record. Janet’s incredible style evolution over the nearly 40 years she’s been in the public eye makes her the perfect candidate for Transformation Tuesday. With every album and every awards show Janet was always keen on showing a fresh new style, influencing the biggest stars of today with both her music and fashion.

  • Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 Celebrates 25 Years

    September 16, 2014 By VH1 News

    Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 Celebrates 25 Years (Video)