21 May 2013
- Written by Myron Mays
Time really flies huh? Can you believe that Janet Jackson's 5th album "janet." is 20 years old? I can't, but it is!
Looking back on things, there's just so much that has happened since then. To name a few: the Superbowl incident, her relationship with Jermaine Dupri, the duet with her brother Michael, "Poetic Justice" as well as her other movies and – most recently – her marriage.
But who could forget one of the most definitive albums in popular music? That was the album that brought you such songs as "That's the Way Love Goes" and "Anytime Anyplace."
And no one could forget the album cover, right? You know, the one with the breast and the hands? Yeah, that one...lol. "janet." – the album and its songs – totally remind me of where I was and what I was doing at the time.
Now, I can remember when Janet Jackson released her "Control" album. I was blown away by her talent. Then there was her "Rhythm Nation 1814" album. I was even more impressed by her influence. These are the albums that introduced you to the true talent of Janet Jackson. However, "janet." is the one that introduced you to the sexuality of Janet Jackson and pretty much established her as a sex symbol in popular music. Needless to say, I was very impressed by her transition.
These days Ms. Jackson is a married woman and has sort of taken a break from the music scene. She's pretty much earned it. After 10 albums and over 100 million records sold, I'd say so.
And just to think, all that from the little girl from "Good Times."