Janet Jackson Covers Essence

Published: Wednesday 30th Jun 2010 by Sam

Pop icon Janet Jackson flashes her trademark smile on the cover of the August issue of Essence magazine. The 44 year old superstar is set to headline the Essence Music Festival on July 2nd before a sold-out audience in New Orleans.

Ms. Jackson looks stunning! If someone were to inform me that this cover was from her ‘All for You’ era 9 years back, I’d believe. Great cover.

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Randomness: I need new Janet music ASAP.

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  1. Your_Sanctuary June 30, 2010

    WOW! STUNNING! She hasn’t looked that beautiful in ages. πŸ™‚

  2. lyric “commander” lee June 30, 2010

    PERFECTION – what else would you expect from an ICON!

  3. Janetfan30 June 30, 2010

    This woman looks amazing!!!!! I can’t wait to see Janet rock the Essence Festival!

  4. royalkev June 30, 2010

    Janet looks hella fine! I looooooooove this woman and I’m with you Sam, new album please. Thank you much! Queen of pop!!!

  5. JAde22 June 30, 2010

    Love it!!!! @Sam Janet is performing on July 2nd not 4th. πŸ˜€

  6. FreshUrbanEnt June 30, 2010

    I LOVE JANET SHE LOOKS SO GOOD ON THIS COVER. CNT WAIT TO SEE SOME VIDEOS OF HER PERFORMANCE AT THE ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL

    CHECK OUT MY NEW ENTERTAINMENT SITE >>> http://WWW.FRESHURBANENT.CO.UK

  7. HATING IS A TERRIBLE THING June 30, 2010

    go head ms. jackson

  8. bjksolo June 30, 2010

    SHE LOOKS REALLY GUD…SHE DOESN’T EVEN LOOK LIKE SHE’S IN HER 40’S!!!!!
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    CIARA- BASIC INSTINCTS IN STORES AUGUST 24TH!!!!!!!!!

  9. nickalus Randle June 30, 2010

    YES YESSS YESSSSSS !! LOVE HER, wish I had gotten my ticket, I am home n NOLA now, & so sad I cant see her πŸ™

  10. Richard June 30, 2010

    There are no words. She just looks better and better with every year that goes by. And looking at her family – Rebbie and Katherine especially – I just know she’ll look exactly the same in 20 years.

    Love this woman.

  11. Ghetto Fab June 30, 2010

    Yes Ms. Jackson if you nasty!! This woman just has great genes. Black seriously don’t crack. Can’t wait to see her performance at the Essence festival. I’m sure she’s going to kill it. She is a Pop Icon.

  12. DANBOFFICIAL (AALIYAH/XTINA/RIHANNA) (STAN) June 30, 2010

    This is what photoshop does, and that wig on her head puh–lease.

    we all know shes balder than a turkeys balls my sweeties.

    *WHO OWNS THE THRONE?*

    *YOU DO MOMMY!*

  13. jjfan1814 June 30, 2010

    DanBOfficial just stfu. Ok thx. The ppl you’re stanning for will never be on Janet’s level, even Janet’s latest FLOP “Discipline” debuted higher than Bionic. Enough said. Now I stan for Janet, Rihanna & Gaga AND JANET IS BY FAR THE BEST F****** THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO MUSIC.

  14. Andre Le Dale June 30, 2010

    Loves it & love Janet Jackson…

  15. shaun June 30, 2010

    she looks amazing, cool collected and sophisticated and hott!!!

  16. Tia June 30, 2010

    She looks beautiful and happy, ..GO JANET!!

  17. Troy June 30, 2010

    It’s so funny how people come on here who aren’t even fans of Janets just to try and trash them. No matter what time of day, nor dark of night – none of these rootie-poot performers, BeYAWNcy, Rhianna, Christina will have the stage presence of Miss Jackson, nor will they outdance her. She may not have the best voice, but she has stamina, she’s a legend and iconic figure and will always reign supreme over them. She’s a timeless talent and she will not sell her soul to this devilish music industry to stay relevant as most of the performers of late have done. Janet has set the ground work for others to follow and she has nothing to prove musically nor in her performances because she’s done it all, won numerous accolades and awards…And DANBOFFICIAL, all magazine covers are altered no matter who it is, young or old. But we can still say that Miss Jackson is a beautful woman inside and out, and we can’t always stay young looking, lets get that straight and lastly, DANBOFFICIAL, we also know that most female performers wear lacefront wigs so there is no denying that that is not her real hair, because she has cut her hair lower. So what you’re doing basically is hating when you don’t really need to. Get a life.

  18. jmoore June 30, 2010

    YASSS, we need some need Janet Music ASAP….I’m in withdrawal, LOL

  19. Ghetto Fab June 30, 2010

    @ Troy

    Co-Sign 100% Janet Jackson along with Madonna of corse are the blueprint of what a female Pop star is supposed to be. They are the standard. They will always reign supreme over these young b******. That’s just the way it is. So all the haters can stay mad and pressed because they favorites COULD NEVAAAAAAAAA!!

  20. johny from greece June 30, 2010

    SHE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THIS WOMAN.

  21. GangsterA June 30, 2010

    She looks amazing i abso adore her

  22. Anthony June 30, 2010

    I luv me some Janet.. Queen of Pop right there…

  23. Marquis / Ciara STAN/FAN June 30, 2010

    Janet Looks Good! πŸ™‚

  24. Demarcus June 30, 2010

    I love it!!! She looks amazing. pls release an album this year.

  25. Tre June 30, 2010

    Well ofcourse this cover is photo shopped,air brushed (ect.) but who cares Janet doesn’t need it she is fab anyway…she looks amazing air brushed or not and at 44….WOW! Janet will always look good I don’t think there is an era where she didn’t look good……..Janet is one of the few female black artist to reach super star status, her career has taken some bumps but for the most part nobody has come close to her title……I compare her career to Tina Turner and Diana Ross I’m talking about women who have sold millions of records and sold out world tours……Janet’s tours made history! No she may not be selling millions of records now or sold out tours but for her to have made it this far is worthy of some respect! don’t get me wrong B is fab and so is Ciara……..but its’s janet Damit! Love you 4ever janet!

  26. rated x June 30, 2010

    janet is 44? dang i hope i look like her when im her age.
    no homo, but thats a bad bish there

  27. ARTISTK June 30, 2010

    BEAUTIFUL!

  28. LAVAUGHN June 30, 2010

    JANET LOOKED GOOD ON THE COVER I CANT WEIT TO GET IT BUT SHE IS WEARRING A WEAVE BECOUSE HER HAIR IS VERY VERY SHORT AND SHE LOOKED BETTER WITH OUT THE WEAVE ON HER HAIR.

  29. Vox June 30, 2010

    She looks like she scalped the cowardly lion for that damn wig. We know you’re bald headed Janet, who’re you kidding?

  30. EXPOSED June 30, 2010

    NICE FOTOSHOP JOB AND NEW WIG!! JUDGING FROM THE MTV AWARDS SHE DONT LOOK THAT HOT IRL.

  31. MJfan June 30, 2010

    when it comes to janet, people need to take advice from ray-j, and look at the woman’s bank account, i.e. record sells, it’s no use in arguing with people about janet. she has sold over 150 million and counting records, as a solo artist. why compare her to women who are not on her level of success. i’m pretty sure janet is not competing with beyonce, ciara, lady gaga, etc. she is doing her and loving it. and besides, she’s focusing on acting right now. and yes she is classy and sophisticated. even when she was doing the whole freaky janet phase, it was still done with a bit of classiness.

  32. MIKENBK June 30, 2010

    nice … not the best pic but its nice

  33. DTG June 30, 2010

    Janet has not sold anywhere near 150 million albums. She barely crosses the 100 million line when tabulating BOTH her album AND single sales together. Of ALL her contemporaries, Janet has sold the least amount, and she has had the most flop albums.

  34. BEYONCE VS. WORLD July 1, 2010

    SHE LOOK NICE FOR A 40 YEAR OLD

  35. JANHOVASWITNESS July 1, 2010

    She’s so stunning! The f**** will just stay mad! Your faves could NEVER look this good, uglies.

    Janhova >>>>> Your life

    The end.

  36. JANHOVASWITNESS July 1, 2010

    @DTG

    Janet has sold nearly 140 million RECORDS, illiterate trash! and among her contemporaries – she does NOT have the most flops. That title would go to Prince. You tried that the f*** out of that, stupid f***. I believe the person said RECORDS not albums! Janet has sold well over 80 million albums worldwide but her records are WAY past the 100 – 110 million line.

    and DEAD @ “Janet barely crosses the 100 million line”. You’re so pressed that’s its sad.

    Go kill yourself!

  37. JANHOVASWITNESS July 1, 2010

    @VOX

    You’re stupid! This pic was taken before she cut her hair. Now have a seat, pathetic f***.

  38. bjksolo July 1, 2010

    @JANHOVASWITNESS

    GET EM!!!!!!!! LMAO
    HAHAHA U MADE DTG SOUND LIKE AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!
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    CIARA- BASIC INSTINCTS IN STORES AUGUST 24TH!!!!!!!!!

  39. B July 1, 2010

    GORGEOUS!!!!!

  40. BENJAMIN July 1, 2010

    She kinda looks like LeToya here, but she still looks nice.

  41. DTG July 1, 2010

    I repeat, Janet has not sold 150 (or 140) million album. Ahem…roll call…

    * Janet Jackson / Dream Street: roughly 1 million WW combined (and that’s being very kind…)
    *Control: 14 million WW
    * Rhythm Nation: 14 million WW
    * janet.: 20 million WW (I dispute this figure, but since that seems to be the vague consensus, I’ll go with it anyway)
    * Design of a Decade: 6 million WW
    * The Velvet Rope: 10 million WW
    * All For You: 7 million WW
    * Damita Jo: 2.4 million WW
    * 20 Y.O.: 1.2 million WW
    * Discipline: 900,000 WW
    * Number One’s: 275,000 WW

    Total: 76.7 million totaled

    Check on that until you choke, you virtual dunce cap. You idiot Janet stans (BTW, “JANHOVASWITNESS” is a lame ass name. Like a damn zombie loser from Night of the Living Dead) love to get on the Internet and lie/boost about her album sales, because you *know* that they are comparatively low compared to ALL of her contemporaries (despite the fact that she’e been around the longest.)

    Don’t try and pull a fast one, and throw shade, because not everyone is stupid enough to fall for your rhetoric at face value. Your girl Janet’s catalog sales are not especially impressive by “superstar” standards. Hell, Britney, Backstreet Boys and Eminem have even outsold her…despite being around less than HALF of the time she has, and with fewer albums.

  42. Aaliyon [AHLIYON] July 1, 2010

    JANET always looks great whatchy’all talkin lol, I’m lovin everything else but the hair, it’s he only thing making her look older than she actually is, but everything is on point.

  43. Caitlin July 1, 2010

    Janet’s always looking gorgeous. And Sam, I need some new Janet music too.

  44. JANHOVASWITNESS July 1, 2010

    @DTG

    You’re IDIOT! No one’s trying to inflate Janet’s sales, dumbass. You’re just a stupid ass f****** hater and probably some low life ugly f***** that stans for the likes of Beyonce, Britney Spears and Rihanna. There’s nothing “hard to believe”. Janet is considered one of the world’s best selling artist and has been in the game for 3 decades.

    Records = Album sales + singles + videos
    Albums = album sales

    Read it, eat it and f****** breath it

    once again, I’M NOT SPEAKING ONLY ALBUMS SALES, DIPSHIT. I CLEARLY SAID RECORDS AND THE OTHER POSTER DID TOO.

    You lack reading comprehension and you can shove that lame ass novel right up your ass! You look stupid! and you got her album sales wrong its –

    * Janet Jackson 1 million WW
    * Dream Street 1 million WW
    *Control: 14 million WW
    * Rhythm Nation: 16 million WW
    * janet.: 20 million WW
    * Design of a Decade: 10 million WW
    * The Velvet Rope: 10 million WW
    * All For You: 7.5 million WW
    * Damita Jo: 3 million WW
    * 20 Y.O.: 1.2 million WW
    * Discipline: 900,000 WW
    * Number One’s: 275,000 WW

    Total = About 85 million albums WW. Mind you, this doesn’t include her remix albums and a few other compilations.

    COMPLETED @ Janet’s sales being lower than her contemporaries when her sales are WAY higher than most them

    DEAD @ Janet’s sales not being up to “Superstar” standards when she’s considered one of the world’s best selling artist and of all time

    DEAD @ Janet’s sales being lower than Britney Spears. When Britney Spears total RECORD sales equal Janet’s total ALBUM sales.

    DEAD @ Eminem and Backstreet Boys selling more than Janet when their total record sales are lower/same as Janet’s total albums sales.

    You idiotic trash bag f***! You sound a shitty mess! Eminem, Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears have all sold more than Janet in the U.S. but worldwide? Hell no.

    Get your fact straight before you try to get cute. I will read you to your grave, hating ass b****. LMFAO!

    YASSS!! Janet got these f**** mad! πŸ˜€ Love it!

  45. JANHOVASWITNESS July 1, 2010

    The RIAA has Janet certified for only 26 million. She’s supposed to be at 40 million. Just sayin’

    ANYWAYSSSSS

    Janet’s total RECORD sales add up to be 140 million WORLDWIDE. Probably even more! Some countries don’t even scan some albums.

    I’d be mad too If my fave couldn’t sale this much
    I’d be mad too if my fave couldn’t look this good even at age 20
    I’d be mad too if my fave lacked originality.

    NOTE – JANET INFLUENCED ALL YOUR FAVES, F***!

    She’s the epitome of what a female Pop and R&B artist/entertainer should be. ALL these h*** out now are just emulating the one and only. Remember that!

    Janet may not have the most stellar sales out now but she’s 44 and a 80’s artist. She did what she did in her hay day (which spanned from 1986 to 2002!!!!)

    But I bet your faves could NEVER remain a force in their 40’s.
    I bet your fave couldn’t sell-out a dome at age 44 either.

    So STFU and think before you come for Janet. She still shits on you and your faves.

    The end.

    *struts out*

    *kicks matted wigs off my catwalk*

  46. SusanTheShadeQueen July 1, 2010

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh @ JanhovasWitness

    Wow, wow, wow lmfaoooooooo!!! omg!

    I’m in tears.

    You dragged that poor child to the pits of hell

    and lmfaoooo @ “trash bag f**”

  47. Stoney-Brie July 1, 2010

    Billboard is straight up writing bull s*** Janet’s sold more than 100 million albums.. since 2007/08 she has past that mark too

    and btw this woman is just a timeless beauty!

  48. THEY WISH THEY COULD!! July 1, 2010

    @ JanhovasWitness YOU TAKE THE CAKE, SLICE IT , AND SERVE THESE TIRED H***, HATING ON JANET!

    LOVING IT, AND YOU!!!

    AND FOR THE PERSON ABOVE ME JANSOHVA SAID RECORDS NOT ALBUMS!!!!! CAN ANYONE READ NOWADAYS!

    IT REALLY IS FUNDAMENTAL!!

  49. Chaz July 1, 2010

    @DTG you must be delusional if you think that Janet is the least successful of her contemporaries:

    -Paula Abdul
    -Prince
    -Cyndi Lauper
    -Jody Watley

    AND

    Janet has even outsold a lot of her predecessors:

    -Tina Turner
    -Diana Ross
    -Aretha Franklin
    -Chaka Khan
    -Patti Labelle

    As someone already stated Janet is listed in the top ten of Billboard’s most successful artists of all time! Your attacks are futile honey just give it up and recognize greatness!

  50. LUV-LEE July 1, 2010

    JANET IS THE QUEEN!!!!! πŸ˜€

    If anyone is going to Essence Music Festival on 7/2/10 PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASSSE UPLOAD IT ON YOUTUBE!!!! PLEEEEEAAASSEEE!!!!!!

    Im so hurt that I couldn’t go!! πŸ™

  51. CONVERSATION CHAMBER July 1, 2010

    So we shouldn’t believe what a reputable industry source like Billboard (whose business is ranking chart positions and tracking music sales figures) has to say about it….and instead believe a random Grape Juice blog poster named Stoney-Brie. You are a *much* more reliable source than Keith Caulfield. LOL (x10) Right.

    Check out:
    The Conversation Chamber

  52. JANHOVASWITNESS July 1, 2010

    @Chamber – you missed “according to A&M and UMe” – Janet was under A&M for the first half of her career. Meaning they didn’t include her overall figures.

    Once again Janet has sold 85+ million albums and 140 million records.

    It is what it is!! and I’m done.

  53. Jack July 4, 2010

    She’s a great girl and it’s good to see her still in the form that she was in years ago.

  54. jill October 18, 2011

    Janet Jackson has sold close to 150 million, i hope her next album is a smash hit

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