Janet Jackson; A Diva On The Verge

Published: Monday 11th Jan 2010 by Trent
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With sales surpassing 100 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson is ranked as one of the best-selling artists of  contemporary music. As the youngest of the famous Jackson clan, she was primed for success from a young age; geared to follow in the footsteps of her elder brothers. However, Janet blazed her own trail in the industry, and at her peak, she even managed to overshadow the successes of her brother Michael.

Nonetheless, fortune has not shined its favour on Janet in recent times. She hasn’t had a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in over 9 years and her album sales struggle to achieve platinum status; arguably as an implication of her infamous Superbowl performance in 2004. In addition, Janet faced several other problems, including illness, an unsuccessful world tour, label conflicts and, of course, the death of her brother.

Interestingly, it seems that Michael’s passing has given Janet new life. Her recent single ‘Make Me’ became her 19th #1 song to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and she has once again peaked public interest with her live performances. Indeed, Janet is once again in high demand by audiences, with magazines and other mass media outlets eager to catch a glimpse of her during her rare public appearances. As harsh as it sounds, it seems that with his passing, Michael has set the stage for his sister to reestablish herself as one of the few acts who can rightfully claim the title of  the Queen of Pop.

Conversely, the following questions remain: is Janet finally primed to return to the top of the charts after a string of commercial and personal disappointments? Or will she continue to fade into the past after the public’s fascination surrounding her brother’s death has subsided? Anything is possible at this point but one thing is certain: Ms. Jackson is undoubtedly ‘a diva on the verge’.

Do you think Janet finally ready to return to the top

of the charts?

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  1. Imperfect Angel January 11, 2010

    i LOVE this woman! The way she handled everything when Michael died just made me love her even more because alot of magazines were pushing for interviews with her and saying that she now has to carry on Michaels legacy but really his legacy will be carried on regardless because he was just THAT good of a performer…cant wait 2 hear the new material she has 4 2010..im buying 10 copies! haha 🙂

  2. Imperfect Angel January 11, 2010

    OH and CORRECTION Trent….Janet has always been a diva…she just doesn’t act like one

  3. Yan January 11, 2010

    Unfornately, she isn’t. “Make Me” is the prove of it.

  4. Parisian girl January 11, 2010

    I dont hate Janet but she is NOT the queen of pop,stop being so delusional!you know damn well who is the queen
    and can you remind when did she manage to overshadow the success of her brother?
    Unfortunatly for her,i think her career is amost over,where did”make me”peak in the billboard hot 100?nobody cares about the dance chart,how much did her”#1collection”or whatever thé name sell?
    Good luck Janet,feedback is my s***…

  5. Nimesh J January 11, 2010

    I think we need a massive Diva concert…. I’m thinking Mariah, Whitney, Christina, Janet, Madonna, Britney, Leona, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce… sort it out, Sam and Trent!

  6. Dee January 11, 2010

    Ofcourse Janet is ready,, She has nothing to prove, she did what all the others r still trying!!! Bring it on Janet…

  7. Willy Wang January 11, 2010

    all she needs is Radio support. they NEED to play the good music, Janet’s music. plus, Janet needs to get fans another hot dance song like FEEDBACK!

  8. 12345 January 11, 2010

    @nimesh
    mariah whitney christina then you make another concert but only with performers not divas then you can put the others ones less kelly and leona

  9. Kiss January 11, 2010

    sOME ARTISTS SHOULD REALIZE THAT THEIR TIME IS UP OMG!!!! SHE HAD A GOOD RUN!! SHE NEEDS TO RETIRE BEFORE SHE MAKES A FOOL OF HERSELF…. DONT GET ME WRONG IM NOT HATIN…SORRY JANET YOUR BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST…THERE ARE NEW DIVAS POSITIONING THEMSELVES FOR THAT TITLE….AND AS MANY OF WHO WONT AGREE WITH THIS BEYONCE IS THE QUEEN OF POP RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!! SORRY! PEOPLE WE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE IN THE NOW AND STOP HOLDING ON TO THE PAST…..POINT BLANK!

  10. Blu Majik January 11, 2010

    I think the World needs to forget THE INCIDENT. It’s been almost 6 years since that has happened. Janet is such an inspirational artists. Her music is so timeless and inspirational that the blacks, women, LGBT community, others praise her so much. Her music helps people through there struggles and inspires thim to live their lives the best way they can. I am sure she will make a big impact this year and for many more. It’s not so much a COMEBACK. She has always been around, the people (moreso the masses) just didn’t pay attention and gave her the cold shoulder.

  11. BAC January 11, 2010

    Janet will always be a Queen.

    She’s got a lot going on in the next couple of months.

    She’ll be great.

    Go JJ.

  12. x January 11, 2010

    The Queen of Pop is only one – MADONNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. hihihihihi January 11, 2010

    NOBODY WANTS WHISPERS

  14. SEAN2009 January 11, 2010

    1. MAKE ME- WAS NEVER RELEASE TO RADIO LIKE A NORMAL ACTUAL REAL SINGLE WOULD YET IT DID WELL IN JAPAN & OTHER PARTS OF THE GLOBE. ALSO ITS JANET 19TH NUMBER ONE HIT. WHICH MAKES JANET THE FIRST ARTIST EVER TO HAVE A NUMBER ONE SINGLE ANYWHERE ON THE CHARTS OF BILLBOARD IN 80S, 90S, 00S, & THIS DECADE.

    2. JANET OVERSHADOWED MICHAEL MOST OF THE 90S BUT MOSTLT IN 1993-1995 DURING THE JANET. ERA

    3. JANET NEVER CLAIMED TO BE THE QUEEN OF POP OR ANYTHING. THE MEDIA ALWAYS CALLED HER THE QUEEN OF POP IN SOME CASES OR QUEEN OF DANCE OR PRINCESS OF POP. THERE CAN BE MORE THAN ONE QUEEN.

    JANET CAN DEF BE QUEEN OF POP SOUL.

    4. DAMITA JO IN 2004 IS NOW 3X PLATINUM & 20 Y.O IN 2006 IS PLATINUM ASWELL. & SHE HAD NUMBER ONES ON THE DANCE CHART DURING THOSE ALBUMS ASWELL.

    5. “CALL ON ME” WAS A TOP 30 HIT & FEEDBACK WAS A TOP 20 HIT.

    6. JANET CLEARLY SAID SHE DOESNT CARE ABOUT SALES OR ANYTHING IN THAT NATURE. SHE IS HAPPY WHERE SHE IS AT.

    HER CAREER IS FAR FROM OVER. YOU CANT STAY ON TOP FOREVER. BUT BEST BELIEVE SHE IS A ICON & LIVING LEGEND & MOST OF TODAY ARTIST LOOKED UP TO BOTH JANET & MICHAEL & THE JACKSON FAMILY A GREAT DEAL.

    SO FOR A RIHANNA STAN SAYING DONT NOBODY WANNA HEAR A WHISPER. NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR A BIG HEADED ALIEN GOAT SOUNDED B**** WHOSE PUT OUT MOST OF HER SINGLES FROM THE NEW ALBUM & HAS YET TO GO PLATINUM OR GOLD WITH SALES (NOT SHIPMENTS).

    DEAD@ SUSAN BOYLE SLAYING RIHANNA.

    SAM THIS JANET BLOG FOR SOME REASON REMINDS ME OF LION KING.LOL
    IF JANET WANTS THE CHARTS SHE NEEDS TO PLAY BY THE INDUSTRY RULES. IF SHE COULD CARELESS THEN WE MAY NEVER SEE JANET ON TOP OF THE HOT100. WHICH IS FINE WITH ME. AT A CERTAIN AGE THE FOCUS SHOULD BE MORE ABOUT YOUR CRAFT AND NOT THE SEARCH OF YOUR NEXT COME BACK SINGLE.

    THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE SHOULD GIVE UP JUST CUZ THE FOCUS ISN’T ABOUT JANET BEING ON TOP OF THE CHARTS. THE GOAL REALLY IS MAKING JANET’S MUSIC AND HER VIDEOS STILL RELIANT IN TODAY’S INDUSTRY.

  15. SEAN2009 January 11, 2010

    JANET DOESNT NEED TO RETIRE ON S***. ITS HER JOB SHE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE AGE 7. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF PEOPLE TOLD YOU TO QUIT YOUR JOB & YOU HAVE NO MONEY COMING IN? THAT JUST STUPID.

    CLEARLY AT THE VMA’S SHE SHOWED SHE IS STILL A FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH & HAD YA FAV ARTIST JUMPING & CHEERING LIKE KIDS AGAIN WATCHING JANET OR MJ ON TV.

    JANET HAS A ALBUM, MOVIE, WORLD TOUR, BOOK, SHOWS, LINEGRIE LINE COMING OUT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. CLEARLY SHE IS NOT GONNA RETIRE. SHE ALREADY STATED SHE WOULDNT & SHE HAS NTH ELSE TO PROVE. SHE DOING IT CAUSE SHE LOVES IT.

    IF YOU LIKING OR LOVING AN ARTIST ONLY CAUSE THEY ARE HOTT AT A CERTAIN TIME & CAUSE OF THEIR SALES THEN YOUR NOT A REAL FAN TO BEGIN WITH.

  16. YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut January 11, 2010

    ^ PREACH! Amen.

  17. Anthony January 11, 2010

    Parisian Girl is hating like nobodies business…
    Girl shut the f*** up.

    Make Me going #1 is AWESEOME,
    because the song had NO promo
    whatsoever, except for one live USA
    performance on the AMA’s and 2 performances
    in the UK.

    They don’t even play the video here.
    Which shows she can still do it,
    and as for as no one caring about that chart.
    A #1 is a #1.

    Having success anywhere is better than
    having no success at all. Just because it’s
    not mainstream, does not mean that it isn’t
    successful.

    And you can’t call any of Janet’s previous
    work a disappointment Sam, because as
    long as her fans enjoyed it, thats all that matters.

    And Damita Jo, and 20 Yo is platinum plus.
    No struggle there boo.

  18. Anthony January 11, 2010

    and ps ‘Feedback” wasssssssssss the s***!!!
    NO LIE!!!!

  19. SEAN2009 January 11, 2010

    JANET DOESNT NEED TO RETIRE ON S***. THATS LIKE SOMEONE TELLING YOU TO RETIRE & YOU HAVE NO MONEY COMING IN. WTF? WHO DOES THAT?

    JANET CAN LOOK A FOOL ALL SHE LIKES HER CHECKS WILL ALWAYS BE BETTER THAN YOURS WHENEVER YOU GET THROUGH.

    IF YOU LIKE OR LOVE AN ARTIST CAUSE OF THEIR SUCCESS OR CAUSE THEY HOTT AROUND A CERTAIN TIME OR CAUSE OF THEIR SALES. THAN YOU WASNT A TRUE FAN FROM THE GATE. JANET CLEARLY SAID SHE WONT RETIRE & THAT SHE HAS NTH ELSE TO PROVE.

    SHE IS JANET JACKSON. HER NAME ALONE SLAYS ALOT OF THE GIRLS & BOYS YOU REP TODAY.

    CLEARLY AT THE 2009 VMA’S SHE SHOWED SHE IS STILL A FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH & HAVING YOUR FAVS JUMPING & SCREAMING & CHEERING LIKE LIL KIDS AGAIN WHEN WATCHING JANET OR MICHAEL PERFORM ON TV OR AT THEIR CONCERT.

    JANET HAS A ALBUM, MOVIE, BOOK, WORLD TOUR, SHOWS, LINGERIE LINE COMING WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. CLEARLY SHE ISNT GOING ANYWHERE & SHE HASNT SO ITS DEF NOT A COMEBACK SHES BEEN HERE FOR YEARS BOO BOO.

    JANET LAST TOUR WASNT A WORLD TOUR NOR WAS IT UNSUCCESSFUL. SO CAUSE SHE GOT SICK MAKES IT UNSUCCESSFUL? YOU CAN GO LOOK AT THE STATS FOR THE TOUR & SEE IF IT WAS A FLOP OR NOT WHEN IT COMES TO TICKET SALES.

    SHE WAS BLACKLISTED IN 2004-2007. SHE HAD LABEL TROUBLE. WE ALL KNOW LA REID F**** OVER EVERYBODY. SO THATS NTH NEW.

    IF YOU DONT FOLLOW JANET THAN YOUR BEST BEST IS TO HUSH YA FONT & MOUTH CAUSE YOU DONT KNOW A DAMN THING.

    IF WE WANNA TALK ABOUT JANET “MAKE ME” WE CAN DEF TALK ABOUT MOST OF MARIAH CAREY CURRENT SINGLES & OTHER ARTIST. WHICH THEIR SINGLE HAS BEEN RELEASE TO RADIO UNLIKE “MAKE ME”

  20. mez January 11, 2010

    But can she sing LIVE???? Can she actually sing??? I love her I do but have you ever heard her actually sing LIVE??????

  21. SEAN2009 January 11, 2010

    NO ONE IS MAKING EXCUSES FOR JANET. CAUSE IM A VERY HUGE JANET JACKSON FAN & I KEEP IT REAL JUST MOST OF THE PEPLE THAT COME AT JANET SIDEWAYS DONT FOLLOW HER & DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.

    YES JANET MUSIC HAS BEEN ICONIC SINCE ALL FOR YOU. BUT SHE HASNT MADE BAD MUSIC, SHE STILL MAKES GOOD MUSIC JUST NOT ON A JANET JACKSON LEVEL.

    HER SALES WENT DOWN DUE MOSTLY CAUSE OF THE SUPERBOWL WHICH LED HER TO BE BLACKLISTED BY MAJOR MEDIA OUTLETS & LABEL TROUBLE & LACK OF CREATIVE JANET JACKSON ART IN HER MUSIC.

    SO LETS NOT ACT LIKE JANET WASNT HOT B4 THE SUPERBOWL S*** HAPPEND CAUSE CLEARLY THE ALBUM B4 THAT (ALL FOR YOU) WAS MAJOR SUCCESS.

  22. SEAN2009 January 11, 2010

    NO ONE IS MAKING EXCUSES FOR JANET. CAUSE IM A VERY HUGE JANET JACKSON FAN & I KEEP IT REAL JUST MOST OF THE PEPLE THAT COME AT JANET SIDEWAYS DONT FOLLOW HER & DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.

    YES JANET MUSIC HAS BEEN ICONIC SINCE ALL FOR YOU. BUT SHE HASNT MADE BAD MUSIC, SHE STILL MAKES GOOD MUSIC JUST NOT ON A JANET JACKSON LEVEL.

    HER SALES WENT DOWN DUE MOSTLY CAUSE OF THE SUPERBOWL WHICH LED HER TO BE BLACKLISTED BY MAJOR MEDIA OUTLETS & LABEL TROUBLE & LACK OF CREATIVE JANET JACKSON ART IN HER MUSIC.

    SO LETS NOT ACT LIKE JANET WASNT HOT B4 THE SUPERBOWL S*** HAPPEND CAUSE CLEARLY THE ALBUM B4 THAT (ALL FOR YOU) WAS MAJOR SUCCESS.

  23. Sean2010 January 11, 2010

    Don’t call it a comeback, she is already the bomb. I would LOVE to see her in a MAJOR motion film. She’s the bomb entertainer and a heck of an actress. It’s be crazy to retire right now. Go JANET! Haters will always exist.

  24. SEAN2009 January 11, 2010

    @MEZ

    DO YOU REALLY LOVE HER? I MEAN COME ON NOW ITS 2010 LETS KEEP IT REAL.LOL

    DO I THINK SHE CAN SING? YES SHE CAN

    NO SHE ISNT WHITNEY OR MARIAH OR BEYONCE VOCALLY. BUT THEN AGAIN SHE NEVER WAS. JANET HAS HER OWN STYLE OF SINGING. YOU CAN GO ON YOUTUBE & LISTEN TO DIFFERENT PERFORMANCES OF HER SINGING HER SLOW SONGS ON TOUR OR LISTEN TO SOME ACAPELLA STUFF FROM HER “CANT BE GOOD”.

    DOES SHE SING LIVE?????? YES MOSTLY

    YOU HAVE TO BE A JANET STAN I GUESS TO UNDERSTAND. JANET MOSTLY SINGS LIVE WITH A BACK UP TRACK OR IF NOT SHE USES PRE-RECORD VOCALS (STILL MEANS HER VOCALS ARE UP TO DATE). SHE REALLY GOOD AT HIDING IT BUT I POST SOME YOUTUBE VIDEOS TO PROVE MY POINT.

    JANET- LETS WAIT AWHILE/ AGAIN (VELVET ROPE TOUR) LIVE SINGING.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0iHUqIWxLg

    JANET- I GET LONELY (LIVE SINGING)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOdINxvEun4

    JANET- CANT BE GOOD (ACAPELLA)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me31Egrfbi4

    JANET- SCREAM (ACAPELLA)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3yYO8FDt90

    JANET CAN SING. YOU DONT HAVE TO HAVE STRONG VOCALS TO KNOW HOW TO SING.

  25. Lady J January 11, 2010

    I can’t stand how some black folks don’t respect our legends. Let’s take Barbara Striesand (sp) for instance. Let some white chicks say Babs needs to sit her old ass down etc. You will get JUMPED! Madonna is still p**** popping! You will get cut saying Cher needs to hang it up ( cher can’t retire until i get to see her in concert). Nobody is telling Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Aerosmith, etc to have a seat. Black folks are always ready for their legends to sit down, go away etc. Jan has been such an influence on so many artists. Just as influential on music as the other artists I’ve mentioned.

    (Rant over)

    I think jan’s big mistake was letting jermiane take direction over her music. The magic may have worked for MiMi but not Jan. That combo musically didn’t work together. It’s not like the magic she had with Rene Elizondo. IF i can get another hot collabo like when she did “what’s it gonna be” with Busta Rhymes, I would be in heaven!

  26. Habib January 11, 2010

    janet rules and if u don’t think so …u’re clearly deaf and dumb f*** ypurself haters!!!!! cause she ain’t going nowhere!!!!

  27. Hboss January 11, 2010

    Janet is a lengend she don’t need to be like the divas today (BEYONCE, MARIAH, RIHANNA & WHITNEY) she need to do what she do best. Can’t till september when she release her 11th studio album. OH BY THE WAY DICIPLINE WHET TO #1

  28. GeeMan January 11, 2010

    Janet will be if she makes music on her terms give us a pop/dance records with a touch of international flavor and believe home girl will be right back on top. As for producers Jimmy & Terry and Darkchild and possibly red one.

  29. January 11, 2010

    “SO FOR A RIHANNA STAN SAYING DONT NOBODY WANNA HEAR A WHISPER. NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR A BIG HEADED ALIEN GOAT SOUNDED B**** WHOSE PUT OUT MOST OF HER SINGLES FROM THE NEW ALBUM & HAS YET TO GO PLATINUM OR GOLD WITH SALES (NOT SHIPMENTS).”

    iFuckingLive for this statement. thank you.
    plus, who’s a more interesting performer?
    exactly.

    janet has absolutely nothing to prove at this point. i don’t see her having a mariah/whitney sized comeback (i’d be happy to be proven wrong, though), but i think she’ll do alright. as long as she’s happy and doin’ her thing, i’ll always support her.

  30. Parisian girl January 11, 2010

    @Anthony you are the one who needs to shut the f*** up!
    Just because i am not praising your fav doesnt mean i hate her
    actually i think was a good album i dont understand why feedback and rock with u flopped…
    Do you really think she is the queen of pop?
    I dont know about her future in the music but i am not really enthusiastic…
    But if her next album is as good as discipline i will download it…

  31. Big Dam January 11, 2010

    I love Janet, Wishing her the best with her new projects.

  32. Chaz January 11, 2010

    @ Parisian Girl there never was one definitive Queen of Pop because that title could go easily go to Janet, Madonna, Whitney, Mariah or even Celine. There can be room for more than one holder of that title!

  33. hihihihihi January 11, 2010

    dead at sean2009

    u actually wrOTE LL OF THIS

    OMG AHAHAHHAA HOW DUMB

  34. AC January 11, 2010

    @SEAN2009 I co-sign on everything you said.

    Janet is coming strong this year with a new album, movie and book. The only thing she really needs that has been holding her back are support from her label company and radio support (both of which are out of her control). She hasn’t had either since the All For You album, which is why she has not had a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 since 2001. If she had had these key players in effect, songs such as Feedback and Call On Me which charted high most likely would have reached the top 10. Hopefully Janet’s new record label will give her their full support for her upcoming project that she deserves.

  35. True January 11, 2010

    Well she has been around since the 80’s apart from MJ she the only Jackson that has craved her own successful music career.
    She can sing, dance & perform.
    She had hit singles & albums, made allot of great records
    Broken into the pop market
    Inspired allot of artist from Aaliyah, Ciara, Beyonce, jlo, mya, pink, usher so on.
    So yes I would call Janet a pop diva

  36. Stoney-Brie January 11, 2010

    Sam i love Janet Jackson sooo much but i don’t think you really had to post this, it makes no sense as to Janet’s new album coming out, ur basically saying this is a comeback, Janet’s always released her albums after 2 years or more, and last thing the “queen of pop thing” i think Janet has done more than just do pop, she’s started with funky r&b and soul, did some rock n roll, did some pop and eletro pop and dance, now she is mixing everything up and adding some brazilian touches as DarkChild said! she can sing anything that woman! it’s hard for artists like Madonna, Mary J Blige to do that! So i think Janet’s always been different! in a very good way indeed!

  37. Gareth January 11, 2010

    I am a huge Janet fan and have been for years. I have loved all of her albums – including Damita Jo, 20 Y.O. and Discipline but despite good music – whether ‘classic Janet’ or following the trends Janet just doesn’t have the impact she used to. I would love to see her do well with this next album but I don’t see her blowing up again for some reason 🙁 I really want her too and I will definately be buying the album and I’m sure I’ll love it but I just don’t see her being as big as she was ever again. Maybe she can reclaim some success, and I hope she does but I wouldn’t bet too much on it.

  38. oystrshkr January 11, 2010

    Of course Janet is ready. She’s still more georgeous and s*** than the average 25 year old. She’s been brimming with talent since she was around 8years old, and she’s very intelligent. Ya heard? “The Oystrshkr”

  39. SEAN2009 January 11, 2010

    HIHIHIHIHI

    DEAD@ YOU COMING INTO EVERY JANHOVA POST SAM MAKES.LOL YOUR PRESSED LIL GWAL???????????

  40. rightround(U.S.A pride!) January 11, 2010

    so what’s the point to this post? Trent makes ZERO sense. A diva on the verge ?? whatever.

  41. B January 11, 2010

    I don’t care how successful her next project is. While it would be great for her to have major success, it’s not necessary. Janet has accomplished more than a lot of current and past artists. She holds records that still have not been broken (not by Madonna, Whitney, Mariah or Beyonce) and more than likely they never will, given the current state of the music industry.

    There is no reason for her to stop making music either. Music is what she does and she should continue until she is ready to stop. Like someone else said, no one is telling Madonna, Barbara Streisand or Cher to stop, so why should Janet? It’s a shame that black artists are told to quit but white ones aren’t. Yes I went there…cuz it’s true.

    Anyway, bring on the new cd, the new movie and the new book. I can’t wait!!!

  42. B January 11, 2010

    BTW, the article is not questioning Janet’s diva status. It’s saying that she is a diva on the verge of something new happening, like she’s at a crossroads. It was a question of her diva status, then I’m sure he would’ve put a question mark in the title…read people, read.

  43. B January 11, 2010

    Correction: If it was a question of her diva status, then I’m sure he would’ve put a question mark in the title.

  44. Daniel January 11, 2010

    “and at her peak, she even managed to overshadow the successes of her brother Michael.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHA

    i loved the joke.

  45. B. Mike January 11, 2010

    ^^^Um that’s not a joke – it’s very accurate. Who was more successful in the 90s and in the early part of the 2000s – it wasn’t Mike! Janet was killing the game then – like it or not.

  46. Ben January 11, 2010

    I wouldn’t call Janet the Queen of Pop because she is MJ’s sister, regardless of that, she isn’t the Queen of Pop. But she is considered a legend now with over 20 years in the biz and has accomplished quite a lot in her career, and she still has a lot more to do. Ever since Superbowl 2004, she has been given the cold shoulder and it isn’t fair. Her last album was actually pretty good, but Def Jam didn’t know how to treat someone as iconic as her, and slept on her. I still have a lot of faith in Miss Rhythm Nation, and she still will keep the Jackson name alive and well, and I am so glad she is back with the people who propelled her career in the first place-Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, to create a new project this year. 2010 will be the resurrection of Miss Janet.

  47. ARTISTK January 11, 2010

    JANET JACKSON IS LEGEND! AND AS STATED MANY TIMES BY MISS JACKSON CHART PERFORMANCE, RECORD SALES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE ARE NO LONGER IMPORTANT TO HER AS AN ARTIST. SHE JUST WANTS TO CREATE AND BE WELL— A LEGEND. SHE’S DONE ALL THE RECORD BREAKING NECESSARY TO BE RENDERED AS SUCH AND IT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN OR RE-WRITTEN BY ANYONE!

  48. ALLNIGHTDONTSTOP2010 January 11, 2010

    Janet is a living legend and personally my opinion i MJ is the king then its only right Ms Janet sit as the queen on the thrown as well. This woman’s humblness throughout her entire career is what kept me as a fan no other entertainer (yea I f***** said it ) can see her on the stage not today not yesterday not even tomorrow. Rather she sells another record or not Janet has made her mark love or hate she still in it to win

  49. Kimani January 12, 2010

    The Worldwide sales say it all……..She has Curved and earned her Mark….She aint Trying to Be…..She has Been…….to some ..She still is…….In my View…She should have fun with it……Buy it or leave it……She dont need the money

  50. Daniel January 12, 2010

    “Um that’s not a joke”

    First: USA is NOT the World.

    Second: 2 words – “Dangerous” and “HIStory”.

  51. SEAN2009 January 12, 2010

    YOU LIVE IN THE U.S NO WHERE ELSE NO THE WORLD DOESNT COUNT PUNK!

  52. TwIsTed Elegance January 12, 2010

    “Make Me” would have went to #1 with or without the death of her brother.
    smh

  53. Teesoup January 18, 2010

    After reading all of your comments, I am mixed on my opinion about her longevity in the business. However, she was blacklisted for one mistake, while the other person involved career soared in the entertainment industry. I get it, but I don’t get it. Janet has paved the road for the Beyonces’ and Britneys’ and they themselves know that. I came to accept that her new music would no longer be in the mainstream due to her mishap and possibly because of her age. However, if she truly loves what she’s doing, such as singing and dancing, then by all means, let her. It’s not always about being on top, especially at this point in her life. She has had a tremendous career of number one hits, hit movies, hit videos, and outstanding concerts. So, if she doesn’t want to rest at this point… I say, “Go do your thang lady”! Just think, in another 5 – 10 years we will have the same discussion about Beyonce!

  54. Angie Dixon April 20, 2010

    Janet is Queen of pop She has been. She’s getting ready to make a big comeback just wait and see. Total Diva and a Lady by far. Janet Jackson is a beautiful person. She is my favorite Diva.

  55. dustin November 22, 2010

    i dont think she has ever been gone no matter what she’s still a icon she’ s still around in people hearts and minds.

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