Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
NME.COM feature on Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 24 April 2007
Return of Janet Jackson in a frisky mood following end of eight-year marriage
Busy yourself with those nappies, Madge - this is what it really feels like to be a girl. At 35, recent tumultuous events in Janet Jackson's life have forced the megastar to think long and hard about what it is she wants. But the break-up of her bizarre 'secret' eight-year marriage to collaborator Rene Elizondo, and the $10million lawsuit he filed against her claiming lost...
- Apr 27, 2001
Somewhere underneath all this egotistical chicanery lurks Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain', desperate to get out...
- Dec 11, 2001
112's foreplay is nothing compared to the full-on sonic/sexual assault of a playful Janet...
- Aug 29, 2001
She wants you, lads. No, really...
- Jul 31, 2001
She's reportedly planning to wed 37-year-old Wissam Al Mana in the spring
Singer's lawyers ask story alleging her late brother's funeral was delayed over a financial dispute be retracted
Michael Jackson's daughter reportedly responds by slapping her aunt back and telling her to 'fuck off'
Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814: Wikipedia Album Entry
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released on September 19, 1989, by A&M Records. Despite demands from label executives for material similar to her previous album, Control (1986), she insisted on creating a concept album addressing social injustice.
Produced during the height of the new jack swing genre, the album blends rhythm and blues with industrial music and the utilization of rap vocals, swing note, synthesized percussion and the use of sample loop. The title track "Rhythm Nation" embodies each of these traits, laying the foundation for trends in R&B music throughout the decade. Other songs on the album range from mechanized dance rhythms to soft balladry, giving it the broad appeal of multi-radio format regarding airplay. Due to its innovative production and lyrical exploration, critics have regarded the album as the pinnacle of Jackson's artistic achievement.
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