10 Reminders Janet Jackson Slays Any Time, Any Place
Janet Jackson is one of the world’s most iconic entertainers, which means she can rock the mic, stage or silver screen and do no wrong. The singer seems to be good at just about everything.
Since she started her career at a very young age with her brothers, including the late Michael Jackson, it was almost a given she’d possess the same kind of charisma as the Jackson 5. It’s no wonder her spirit is infectious — just take a look at every music video and interview. Even when she smiles, it’s a memorable moment. Plus, her success as a solo artist creating strong, sassy tracks like “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “Control” and “The Pleasure Principle” make her a incomparable force.
When it comes to her style, there’s few that can compare to Janet Jackson. She kept herself pretty much covered up and for comfort in the ’80s, but the pop icon started to embrace her sex appeal in the ’90s. Showing more skin and singing about “the way love goes” and telling the guys “You Want This,” she proved that it was okay to tap into your sensuality but also still be a smart, confident and respectful woman at the same time.
While Janet did have her own share of controversies, the 49-year-old is a trailblazer that paved the way for so many of today’s R&B stars. Remember Tinashe, Ciara and Jason Derulo’s tribute performance at the 2015 BET Awards? Or that time Mya, Pink and Usher paid homage to Janet in 2001 when she was named the first-ever MTV Icon?
No matter what she does, Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty) is a bona fide star. So while we wait for her highly anticipated 11th studio album, Unbreakable, here are 10 Reminders Janet Jackson Slays Any Time, Any Place.