Janet Jackson re-declared her independence 20 years ago. Released on May 18 of 1993, her fifth studio album and first for Virgin Records was titled simply janet. It was punctuation as career statement, as she bucked the trend of her prior projects and left her family’s behemoth of a surname deliberately out of the title. This symbolic move to be accepted on individual artistic terms was complimented by a set of 14 R&B songs and mood-setting interludes that expressed her own confident views on sex and sensuality, and of balancing the confident with the coy. Production and songwriting assistance came courtesy of the hit-making Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis team, but this was Jackson’s moment of assertion.
The legacy of janet. has grown steadily over the last few years, especially after Kendrick Lamar scored a hit when producer Scoop DeVille hooked up a sample from Miss Jackson’s “Any Time, Any Place” for the Compton kid’s “Poetic Justice” single. So we checked in Scoop and a wave of current artists who’ve either paid tribute to the album (as with How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell covering “Again” during live shows) or whose appreciation of the record’s organic sensuality has seeped over into their own songwriting.
Today is the day, are you tweeting? If not then what are you waiting for? Get on twitter and continue tweeting using hashtag #HAPPYBIRTHDAYJANET we are already trending. So let’s continue.
Oh and we are trending baby!!!
And check out the following sites on facebook that are celebrating her bday as well.
We at only-janet.com would love to wish Janet a very happy birthday!! Janet I love you so much and I hope that this day is full with love, peace, and happiness. We hope you see many many many more birthdays. Have fun on your day love!!
After a whole month of working on this video for Janet’s birthday which is tomorrow, it is finally done, uploaded, and live!! So check it out.
Happy birthday Janet Jackson, we love you so much, I hope someday you see this and it makes you smile.
If you have made anything for Janet’s birthday send them to me and I will post them in the gallery or here, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or look up the group on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/355563961170728/
As you all know that time is coming just tomorrow. Janet’s birthday and today I have the birthday card for you all to sign so click the link below and sign the birthday card for our girl Janet.
And as for the video, it is done and uploaded. I will make it live later on today so keep your eyes glued right here for that video. And let’s trend tomorrow on twitter using the hashtag #HAPPYBIRTHDAYJANET
Let’s show our girl how much we love her!!