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18. Janet Jackson

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18.  Janet Jackson

For those who watched the original run of Good Times, it wasn’t likely that you would have pegged Janet Jackson as the cast member who would become the biggest star among them. Of course, with the last name of Jackson and her famous siblings; perhaps nobody should have been surprised.

After a slow start, the youngest Jackson became a superstar when she hooked up with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Together, they collaborated to create carefully crafted albums that channeled the urban feel while still being keyed into the Pop demographic. Janet was able to appeal to all audiences and had a long run of success that continued to keep up with contemporary trends while maintaining clever Pop hooks. Surprisingly, Janet is still recovering from “Nipplegate” and her career has been on a downward spiral ever since. Even if she fails to make a successful comeback, her iconic status as the biggest female R&B star for fifteen years can not be overlooked. As a member of the famous Jackson clan and with Madonna’s recent induction, there are many signs pointing towards a spot in Cleveland for Janet Jackson.

Janet Jackson




The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2010: #48
    2011: #58
    2012: #72
    2013: #59
    2014: #52
    2015: #34
    2016: #22

  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Gary, IN)
  • Why they will get in: She had major success and was the biggest female Pop/R&B star in the 80’s and 90’s.
  • Why they won't get in: Years after, she is STILL recovering from the Super Bowl incident.
  • Nominated in: 2016 & 2017
  • Essential Albums: Control (1986)
    Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
    janet. (1993)
    The Velvet Rope (1997)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Control (From Control, 1986)
    Nasty (From Control, 1986)
    Black Cat (Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, 1989)
    That’s the Way Love Goes (From janet., 1993)
    All for You (From All for You, 2001)
  • Social Groups: Click Here to Join the NIHOF Janet Jackson Fans Social Group to discuss and share!

    Facebook: Induct Janet Jackson Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Should Janet Jackson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put her in! - 80.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 2.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.2%
No opinion. - 0.2%
No way! - 13.4%
Last modified on Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:37
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