From The Vault: Janet Gets Vocal On Saturday Night Live

Published: Sunday 15th May 2011 by David

Too often acts such as Janet Jackson are pelted with remarks such as “she can’t sing” or “her voice is weak”.

And although her most recent material hasn’t done dispel such claims, this week’s ‘From The Vault’ showcases the icon’s potential as a singer.

Recorded in 1994, this ‘Saturday Night Live’ rendition of ‘Anytime Anyplace’ (lifted from 1993’s ‘janet.’ album) is a fan-favourite. And for good reason too.

The jazz-influenced showing sees Jackson leave behind all the pyrotechnics and intricate routines (as well as her infamous backing tracks and pre-records). She instead allows her smooth mezzo-soprano to shine. Indeed, here demonstrates that one need not be a powerhouse vocalist like a Mariah or Whitney to convey emotion or serve up glitch-less performances. Rather, she shows that true vocal power boils down to control (pardon the pun)

With her heyday years behind her, we here at That Grape Juice are keen to see Miss Jackson present herself as just as much a vocalist as she is a performer. Still capable by most counts, as age catches up with her, perhaps its time she shines light on her most underrated gift yet– her voice. After all, in a world where the likes of Rihanna and Katy Perry are doing the same, Janet’s embrace of this model would not go amiss.

It may very well be what she needs to win her back the critical acclaim that has eluded the latter part of her career; perhaps helping her eventually win over the iTunes generation. Time will tell…

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  1. MusicismyLife May 15, 2011

    well duhh even I knew Janet can sang.Her voice is not the most powerful but she can sing and can show emotion.

    List of Janet Jackson songs she sangs well on:
    WHAT CAN I SAY (must listen)
    Island Life
    I Want You
    Rhythm Nation
    Again
    Together Again
    Control
    If(lower register)
    Love WIll Never Do without you
    Where are you now
    Take Care
    PRETTY MUCH 90% OF HER CATALOG SHE SINGS ELOQUENTLY WITH EMOTION AND NOT WHISPERING.SHE ONLY STARTED THAT WHISPER S*** RECENTLY.BUT THE WOMAN CAN STILL SING.

  2. Beyonce Slays May 15, 2011

    Janet has always had a beautiful voice to me. It’s so sweet and sensual.

    I may dispel Janet sometimes for being a dancer before a singer, but there is no denying that she has actual vocal ability. People think that just because you are a not powerful in your face singer that u somehow can’t sing at all. THat is totally true.

    SideNote; Am I the only one who finds the That Grape Juice Staff titles to be corny. lol

  3. WWW.TWITTER.COM/SEAN_IZ_LEGEND May 15, 2011

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS I LOVED THIS PERFORMANCE. SHE HAS OTHER ON YOUTUBE.

    BUT LET PEOPLE SAY WHAT THEY WANT. LOL I CAN CARELESS! JANET IS PAID!

    HER 45TH B-DAY IS TOMORRROW!

  4. WWW.TWITTER.COM/SEAN_IZ_LEGEND May 15, 2011

    SHE CAN SING! NO SHE IS NO WHITNEY OR MARIAH! OF COURSE NOT!

    BUT SHE CAN SING! I DO WANT HER TO START SINGING OUT MORE! CAUSE ON HER LAST 2 ALBUMS! SHE HAS BEEN WHISPERING AND HAVING PEOPLE THINK SHE CAN’T SING!

    EVERYONE SHOULD LOOK UP “WHAT CAN I SAY”

  5. MusicismyLife May 15, 2011

    EXACTLY @BEYONCESLAYS .Her voice is beautiful .People who dont listen to her music a lot may not know because of songs like “SO excited” but she can sing more than a WHISPER.SHe has great control ,tone,and emotion and a decentRANGE.Ive heard her sing deeper and higher and her harmonies are SICK.

    YALL NEED TO LISTEN TO WHAT CAN I SAY!! -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMxq8k5ADpo SHE WAS SANGING lol

  6. TRUTH TELLA May 15, 2011

    BEYONCE CAN’T F*** WITH MNY B**** JANET. MY B**** JANET CAN SANG WHILE BEYAWNCE YELLS. MY B**** JANET CAN DANCE WHILE DAT H** BEYAWNCE P**** PO LIKE THE TRIPER SHE IS.

    JANET WILL ALWAYS S*** ON BEYAWNCE! END OF STORY!

  7. Beyonce Slays May 15, 2011

    @MUSICISMYLIFE

    Exactly!

    @TRUTH TELLA

    You pressed souls are always bringing Beyonce’s name up. WHy U Mad?

  8. MusicismyLife May 15, 2011

    PLEASE DONT START THESE STANS WARS JUST GIVE CREDIT WHERE ITS DUE
    BEYONCE IS GREAT JANET IS GREAT .LET THEM BOTH BE GREAT .JANET IS AN INNOVATOR AND LEGEND.

  9. BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN May 15, 2011

    Luv my girl I really want to go see her in August…crossing my fingers. Hopefully she’ll make the comeback I know she can. Luv u Jan

  10. TRUTH TELLA May 15, 2011

    @BeYAWNce Snorts

    JANET’S SWEATY ASS AFTER A HIGH ENERGY PERFORMANCE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BITCHYONCE’S WHOLE ENTIR LIFE AND FAMILY.

    YOU GONE DEAL.

  11. TRUTH TELLA May 15, 2011

    @MUSICISMYLIFE

    B**** I DON’T CARE. THESE STANS NEED TO F***** KNOW WHO JANET IS. SHE HSIT ON BEYAWNCE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.

  12. Beyonce Slays May 15, 2011

    @MUSICISMYLIFE

    Thank You. These stan wars are pointless. I don’t know why some people feel like they need to drag somebody elses name in order to lift there fave up/

    @TRUTH TELLA

    Nobody even dissed Janet, I was giving her praise so why are you mad?

  13. Jasmine May 15, 2011

    I like her live performances of I Get So Lonely on youtube.

  14. The Naked Truth May 15, 2011

    I saw her live last month…Her Vocals were GREAT!!!

  15. royalkev May 15, 2011

    So done, with all the Bey and Janet comparisons! I love them both and there is no reason to discredit one. Janet always had an amazing tone and great harmonies. Her singing technique is very unique and her naturally high pitch isn’t easy for most artist to match. She doesn’t have the range that Whitney and Mariah did, but Janet will always be one of the most vocally – listenable artist that I can think of. I don’t know why people insist on bashing Beyonce when a legend is brought up. There are tons of artist that are lacking vocally and when it comes to their dancing abilities. The list is too long to only be fixated on Beyonce! Ya’ll know exactly who they are!

    ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  16. WWW.TWITTER.COM/SEAN_IZ_LEGEND May 15, 2011

    CLEARLY “TRUTH TELLA” IS NOT A JANET STAN! HE/SHE WANTS TO START A BEYONCE VS. JANET STAN WAR. SMH

    GIRL GIVE IT UP BUM!

    BEYONCE SLAYS! AND JANET SLAYS! NO HATE!

  17. yaaaasss May 15, 2011

    Geez, u guys at TGJ are such bitter zesty queens (yes, u Sam) your commentary is always filled with such bitterness. U remind me of Pig-ez Hilton

  18. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 15, 2011

    @Truth Tella

    LMFAO Pressed Much?

    😀 🙂 😀

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  19. Thedimplepuppet May 15, 2011

    The sexiest damn woman in the world during the JANET era, her beauty is unmatched in every way possible, every pop star to ever come and is here today… Yes this performance gave me life so senual and smooth. I’m excited to be a fan right now because it has been a long time coming but I honestly believe Janet’s finally motivated again musically, 2012 can’t come fast enough. Hi RoyalKev

  20. royalkev May 15, 2011

    @ The Dimplepuppet…. Amen!!!! Hey U! 🙂 Janet deserves a great 2012 to make up for all the crap she went through! She’s a fighter and she managed to get through it with the kind of grace and class that only she has. She is the true QOP! … Get ready to see Upclose and Personal round 2 soon!

    ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  21. Thedimplepuppet May 15, 2011

    @RoyalKev do you have a twitter yet so that I can stalk, I mean follow you. I think at the time you only had/have a facebook which I don’t have….

  22. Songbirdie May 15, 2011

    Goosebumps!

    Im just remembering all the transformations janet when through!! Love it!

  23. RIHANNA BEYONCE STAN /GROW UP PLEASE!!!!! May 15, 2011

    Janet has always had a beautiful voice to me. It’s so sweet and sensual.

    I may dispel Janet sometimes for being a dancer before a singer, but there is no denying that she has actual vocal ability. People think that just because you are a not powerful in your face singer that u somehow can’t sing at all. THat is totally true.

    SideNote; Am I the only one who finds the That Grape Juice Staff titles to be corny. lol
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    ALL OF THIS.

  24. Troy May 15, 2011

    Janets voice may not be as strong as some want, she’s never called herself a singers singer, but she is a vocalist and doesn’t have to have a lot of range. She is a mezzo-soprano and her voice tone is perfect for her range. In comparison to beYAWNcy, there is none, beYAWNCY sounds like a yodeling ass yard bird, even when she does her own background vocals. Janets voice is soft, sensual. Her music has grown with her and even when she was in her early 20’s her music was mature and had social meaning, she tackles subjects such as racism, abuse, s**, unlike beYAWNcy who’s music is childish, immature for a woman her age, and she is way older than 29, we’ve calculated at leave 35-36 age range. beYAWNcy is an attention w**** who feels she needs to do everything to get the notoriety and attention, she doesn’t realize that less is more. Janet has never had to do commercials, bring out perfumes, none of that, she based her whole career on being an artist/entertainer song-writer, author, dancer, actress and she’s set standards in chosing what was best for her and her career. beYAWNcy latches onto any up and coming artist that will keep her relevant in the business, and she’s set her sites on Shakira, she did it with Lady GaGa and most recently she’s made it known she wouldn’t mind working with Adele. She may have 6 grammys, but she didn’t earn them and quiet as it’s kept shes only had one number on single as a solo artist, all the rest have come from duets, or collaborations. Right now, her single “Who Run The World” is a rip off of Willow Smiths 21st Century and is very immature for a woman her age to be doing. It’s also very reminiscent of her duet with Alicia Keys – “Put it In A Love Song” which was never released as single nor was the video for it, because it was annoying and immature that even Alicia Keys chose to not release it and yet release the Duet with she and Drake – “Unthinkable”. Janet may not scream out a song, or crawl all across the stage on hands and knees, or even pounce around like a pole dancer like beYAWNcy, but she does have a very impressive catalogue of music – So a word to beYAWNcy Zombies who thinks she is The Queen, remember, she lives in the house that Miss Jackson Built.

  25. Jason May 15, 2011

    @TROY, You betta preach….

    LOL, That background was humming baby…Miss Jackson sounded hot . I loved her hair like this, she looks like a little baby, reminds me of her character Penny On “Good Times”…and the expression at the end, “shy and innocent” similar to Michaels little shy smirk he’d give. What a treasure Miss Jackson and the Late Michael Jackson has been to the world of music and entertainment. God Bless you Miss Jackson and may your brothers soul rest in peace.

  26. Rihana.NAVY May 15, 2011

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    This HAS to be a joke…… after all the shade u give Rihanna?????

    Janet sings like a dying cat. She ONLY got a record deal because of her lastname. The execs even admitted to signing her without ever hearing her voice.

    She has NO CHEST VOICE WHATESOEVER and only mumble sh!t nobody can hear in her head voice.

    GET REAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. 123456 May 15, 2011

    this proves one thing. She rarely sing slive and Riahnan andc Katy have stronger voices.

    janet sucks as a singer.

  28. 123456 May 15, 2011

    s*** omg really??

    lmao aftet all that s*** about rihanan u post this 10 year old whispering s***

    lmao i hav emy volume all the way up to hear

    nexttttttttttttttttt

    rihanna and katy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> janets 10 year old breathy high voice

  29. Jason May 15, 2011

    All singers lip sync – period – DUMBASS…Especially if they are moving vigorously across a stage and have gimmicks and props onstage….
    Lady GaGa has announced she doesn’t lip sync and that may or may not be true, because I know of no artist, again that has or works with props and dances onstage, not lip syncing.

  30. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 15, 2011

    @Troy

    The Simple FACT That BEYONCE Has JANITOR Fans This Pressed Is HALARIOUS!
    If You Think JANITOR Is Better Than Bey, Fine Thats YOUR Opinion. But When Your Writing ESSAYS About BEYONCE, Damn Boy Your PRESSED 😀
    YOUR A FAN HAHAHAHA
    -Welcome To The BEEHIVE 🙂

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  31. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 15, 2011

    *HILARIOUS

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  32. TRUE TALENT May 15, 2011

    Janet also sings loudly listen to the acapella version of scream .

    MJ=THE GREATEST

  33. kingnoah3000 May 15, 2011

    Sorry i would rather see an artist who has little vocal power than someone who yellz or cracks or sound nothing like their cd… Singing it not about power… tone is a BIG factor..

  34. I see May 15, 2011

    why does beyonce have to be compared with everybody…

    Amazing performance…janet has a great voice.

  35. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 15, 2011

    @TROY- Everything u just said made me think of one aritst in particular…………Rihanna

  36. gmo May 15, 2011

    I like the performance, I use to listen to this song in my High School days.. Wish Janet was still around in popular music. I miss her!

  37. aisha May 15, 2011

    i still think she can’t sing. that was awful.

  38. the kiddz May 15, 2011

    @Troy

    LMAO! Your entire comment was a reach. You might want to rethink the “pounce around like a pole dancer”, considering how Janet is very good at simulating oral s** on stage. And you seem to forget Janet owes that house to MJ.

  39. Jason May 15, 2011

    @THE KIDDZ

  40. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare May 15, 2011

    Loved it!

    Legendary and Iconic-period.

  41. Troy May 15, 2011

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN – I don’t have to be a Stan for anyone, I know true artistic talent when I see it, and I know an ATTENTION-SEEKING W**** when I see one (beYAWNcy). Never in history has anyone have their publicist put out lie after lie about them selling the most perfume, or has any artist ever made a video for every song on a failing cd like beYAWNcy, nor have I ever seen any artist copy so many other artist dead or alive, nor have I ever seen an artist have an alter ego, then turn around and say the alter ego is dead (Sausage Fierce) like beYAWNcy. If that b**** ain’t bi-polar, I don’t know who is. Might I add, beYAWNcy zombies are the only one’s holding this b**** in high regards and giving her more respect than they give their own mother, in fact what on earth will you do when the decline of beYAWNcy takes effect and you lifeless f*** who want to dress and be like her and who can’t live without have, have to FINALLY do without her. The only people I give my love, respect and honor to is my God first, my parents, and the rest of my family.

  42. BEEYONCED May 15, 2011

    Most ppl kan’t sing. At least Ms. Jackson can perform!

  43. Stoney-Brie May 15, 2011

    Wow this woman can really sing! i love this tone and sound to her voice, honestly her singing ability is so underrated and some people that claim she can’t sing they actually fake it so they can make way for others…

  44. JASON May 15, 2011

    @AISHA, if you thought that was awful wait until you get your sight back to see that awful profile pic you have posted – b****. LOL. The only time you can hum a not is when you’re sucking d*** and I’m sure you’re just about as loud as Miss Jackson when you do it.

  45. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare May 15, 2011

    @MUSICISMYLIFE, I just listened to What Can I Say- she sounds amazing! Wow.

  46. TROY May 15, 2011

    @the kiddz – As I stated before, Miss Jackson is a woman of great maturity. Her simulation of performing oral s** came at a time when her music had changed as she had grown as an artist. And as I stated; she performed music of social harmony, abuse, sexuality of a course of 35+ years in the business.

    As far a owing anything to Michael Jackson, she owes him nothing but the fact that her talents reign supreme with his because they sure as hell differ in may departments. And as you may see her owing that house to Michael, you owe yours to your pimp, you skinny trashy lookin’ h**. So the next time you think my comment was reaching, you continue reaching for that v******* in your night stand since no man wants to simulate any s** acts on you…….But I digress

  47. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 15, 2011

    @Troy
    F**??? You Mean FABULOUS&GREAT THEN YESS LOL

    &Hun Imma Need To See RECEIPTS From YOUR ACCUSATION’S Since You Wanna Talk All This S***. If ANYTHING Don’t Be Mad That Were Holding Her High, Isn’t That What You B****** Shoulda Done With DISCIPLINE?? LMFAO!

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  48. Technodick May 15, 2011

    Janet never could sing. You all pick on Ciara,Rihanna,lady gaga,Beyonce,katy etc. When no matter what song they sound better than Janet. Britney is the only one who owes anything to Janet seeing how she is the white version of her. Also Michael could sing back in the day from the bad album on his vocals weren’t all that great neither was his shows it was his name and in turn that’s the name that got Janet in. If it wasn’t for Terry&Jimmy Janet wouldn’t even have a career

  49. KAT DELUNA FAN May 15, 2011

    OMG OMG
    BEYONCE THIS
    BEYONCE THAT
    ON RIHANNA GAGA BRITNEY PERRY BRUNO JORDIN SPARS JANET MJ ARETHA FRANKLIN ALICIA WILLOW LIL WAYNE NICKI DRAKE SOULJA BOY”S POSTS
    BEYONCE
    BEYONCE
    ALWAYS BEYONCE

    I LOVE HER TOO BUT CAN WE STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP WITH BEYONCE FOR A SECOND???

  50. Saturday May 15, 2011

    Nice Article! Very well written. *nods in approval*

  51. TROY May 15, 2011

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN – Girl go sit down. Did you go out and buy “Girls – Who run the World.” I guess not enough of you f*** did, cuz it’s all the way down the charts at 68 and falling. If she’s a queen then why is that b**** struggling to get that s*** played and had her people search through 72 songs to put on this dumbass album that all you beYONDALAY Zombies waited so anxiously for. I think you gays words were “It’s gonna be Epic” – and “The Queen is going to slay”…..LMAO. Where is she slaying and when is she going to get more number one singles than Rhianna and beYOOKIES been out longer than Rhianna…LMAO. I suggest you do have that seat girl because you are fighting a losing battle…Oh by the way, did I mention Rhianna has more number one songs that beYAWNcy “Oh, I did didn’t I”….

  52. Technodick May 15, 2011

    @ Troy everytime you post I imagine some fat ass ugly old queen. Why you so worried about Beyonce? Why does people liking her matter so much to you? You call her fans zombies. Why are you hating so much? So here’s what you do slide back from the computer…next get out of the chair(if you can) find the nearest steps you can and then fall…koll yourself cause you’re killing me with all your damn hating

  53. Bobby from Bulgaria May 15, 2011

    Why’s that fight…?

    MARIAH is THE SUPREME…

    Nobody else can sing like that…
    She’s not from this WORLD I suspect…

    No, she isn’t…

  54. Taylor swifts number 1 fan May 15, 2011

    Janet needs music lessons from Rebecca Black

  55. Beyonce Slays May 15, 2011

    @Troy

    Beyonce has been praising Adele since 2008 when no one gave a s*** or knew about her.

  56. Beyonce Slays May 15, 2011

    @Kat Deluna

    Tell the haters to stop bringing her name up.

  57. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 15, 2011

    @TROY- Shut the hell up u EVIL LITTLE TROLL!!!!!! QUEENBEY is goin 2 slay wen she perform RTW LIVE and wen she drops da video!!!!!! U haters dont have anything else 2 say??? Bcuz im TIRED of da same lines!!!!!

  58. the kiddz May 15, 2011

    @Troy/Jason…seeing as though you’re the same person.

    You’re contradicting yourself. How is simulating oral s** a sign of her maturity? You can’t praise one artist for flaunting their sexuality then turn around and insult another for showing hers in an entirely different way. In no way am I denouncing Janet’s talents, because she is one of my favorites. But, I don’t see the need to bash Beyonce. The entirety of your comments are childish (Beyawnce) and desperate. But, you do bring her up on every post so…

  59. antonio May 15, 2011

    Beyonce is definitely a stronger and better vocalist than Janet, but Janet is far more talented. Janet is a better performer and songwriter than Beyonce by miles. Beyonce has even said several times, that alot of her performances and concerts are based off Tina Turner, Diana Ross and Janet Jackson. Janet has albums like Control, Rhythm Nation, janet. and The Velvet Rope, 4 of the greatest albums of all time, especially Rhythm Nation and The Velvet Rope. Janet has sold over 100 million albums and over 30 millions singles by herself, where as Beyonce has sold only 65 millions and 80 million singles and a solo artist and as a member of Destiny’s Child. So yes, Beyonce’s total sales are nearly 150 million WW and Janet’s are around 130 million WW, but Janet did it by herself. Janet proved to the world that she can be her own artist with albums like Control, Rhythm Nation, janet., and The Velvet Rope. Janet was selling like 15 – 20 million copies WW with one album at a time with like 5 albums in a row, something Beyonce won’t ever do. Janet was still slaying the charts when vocal geniuses like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, Celine Dion and Alanis Morrisette where around. Janet has proved she can sing dozens of times throughout her career. Songs like Again, What I’ll Do, Where Are You Now, Tonight’s the Night, Anytime Anyplace, Empty, I Get Lonely, Truth and Love Scene prove she can sing. Janet has a vocal range of 3 octaves and Beyonce has a vocal range of 3.5 octaves, that’s not that big of difference, the only difference, is the type of voice they have.

  60. the kiddz May 15, 2011

    @Antonio

    Vocal range doesn’t determine a singer’s ability, Ella Fitzgerald has less vocal range than both of them, but she is by far the most skilled singer. And saying “Beyonce won’t ever do it” is a bold assumption, considering you can’t see into the future. At the end of the day, Janet has influenced a legion of female/male entertainers, including Beyonce (who openly admits her love and admiration for JJ). Now, let them be great on their own merits and stop comparing the two.

  61. AnthonyJCRM May 15, 2011

    How the hell this turn into a Janet vs Beyonce battle… fo like the billion time.. jeez! F*** it then lets go there. We all know Janet is and will always be the superior one. Janet makes classics, Bey doesn’t! Janet sold about 150 million WW, Bey, try again.. Look where Janet was by her 4th successful album. I don’t even have to go in… just 2 iconic words, “Velvet Rope”. The b**** slayed every artisted. Still was putting out #1 hits while Bey, as we can see is still stuck in the BDay era! Um “4”, like really. Bey in her 50’s performing WRTW (Girls) as a classic, LMAO. The Queen turns 45 2morrow N still slaying. Sty pressed!

  62. B Lamont May 15, 2011

    One Word: AMAZING!!!!

  63. Beyonce Slays May 15, 2011

    @ANTHONY JCRM

    This turnt into a Beyonce v. Janet stan post, because your fellow stans start throwing shade at Beyonce for no apparent reason. And how do u know Beyonce doesn’t make classics, can u see into the future? No one knows whether her songs will be classic or not until 10 years after they are released and people are still singing them or not. Crazy In Love is a classic. That came out in 2003 and people still sing it and dance to it till this day. Irreplaceable and Single Ladies are on there way to being classics as well.

  64. Anthony May 15, 2011

    Y Do You Guys Kept Putting Janet and Beyonce talents together. Beyonce is a great artist no need to bash her but Janet has paved the way for her and many others. If there wasn’t Janet there will be no Beyonce. Janet isn’t a powerhouse when coming to singing but she amazing performer and gives her all. Janet can sing!!

  65. royalkev May 16, 2011

    Everyone relax, there is no competition. These ladies both slay. I’m thankful for both of them, because honestly I would be pratically done with music if it wasn’t for a handful of artist I listen to besides them 2 ( i.e. Brandy, Chris, Usher, Whitney). I don’t really care for too many artist , it’s only a single here and there I appreciate. Beyonce and Janet will both have tons of classics when it’s all said and done! They already do. If you add them together you will be listening to hours of music. Janet has Rhythm Nation, If, That’s the way love goes, Pleasure Principle, Feedback, Nasty, etc and Beyonce has Single Ladies, Irreplaceable, Crazy In love, Sweet Dreams, Get me bodied, Halo, etc. The list goes on. These are hits that are memorable, not watered down songs that are created to get number one hits for the moment (that won’t be thought of next year).

    ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  66. Ken Reddz May 16, 2011

    AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN TELL SHE LIP SINGIN. THIS ISNT LIVE AT ALL. THEY ALREADY HAD HER TRACK RECORDED N JUSS HAVE THE BAK UP VOCALISTS SING LIVE AND HARMONIZE BEHIND HER. SMH. BUT ITS DEF A GOOD SONG THO.

  67. Gene May 16, 2011

    Go head, Janet, Janet can sing better than half the artist out there now and still performing and dancing like she is 24, many artist would love to reach her pinnacle, but can’t never do it. She can retire on an island and just say “forget it”, but she does it for the fans and she loves what she does.

  68. SHESDUMB May 16, 2011

    Yes Janet. I LOOOOVVVVEE YOU.
    TOMORROW IS JANET’S BIRTHDAY.HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET!

    I LOVE WOMEN WHO HAVE BEAUTIFUL VOICES AND DONT HAVE TO BELT ALL THE TIME SOUNDING LIKE A FROG.Less is definately more, i can listen to janet all day and not get a headache or annoyed.

    my favorite song of all time is a Janet Jackson song called “Come back to me”

  69. J May 16, 2011

    The only person that makes some damn SENSE in this his comments is……. (DRUM ROLL please)…

    TROY!

  70. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ May 16, 2011

    Janet can sing. I don’t know why people don’t get it lol.

  71. Ghetto Fab May 16, 2011

    The fact that Janet is being named in the same sentence as Beyonce is ridiculous. Janet has paid her dues. SHE IS AN ICON. A Living LEGEND. She (and Madonna of course) built the house of Female Pop that these b****** are sleeping in. There would be No Beyonce, No Rihanna, No Katy Perry, No Gaga, No Britney Spears, or any of the other pop bimbos without Janet Jackson. Her performance style is mimicked by all of those ladies. Where do you fools think they got all those ideas from? Their heads? lmao They practically owe Miss Jackson a check. Her Iconic songs, albums, videos, and performances will be remembered forever.

    You guys are so silly, do you realize that this woman could have very well retired after the Velvet Rope album in 1997?

    So Let’s not be delayed. When Janet and Madonna go that will be the last of the Pop era.

  72. JOHN May 16, 2011

    JANET IS A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE OPENS THE ROAD FOR THE REST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. JOHN May 16, 2011

    GHETTO FAB SO AGREE WITH YOU!!!!!!!

  74. jmoore May 16, 2011

    Yess Miss Jackson, i love her voice.

  75. Mary Jane May 16, 2011

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANET JACKSON!

  76. Yellow Gorillah May 16, 2011

    YAAAS Miss jackson

    I live for this women! I never understood why people thought she could not sing. It seems to me like in this generation if you cant screaaam out loud like beyonce then you cant sing. Everyone has diffrent range of singing at the end of the day a singer is a singer..

    I’m not her for this Janet Vs Beyonce we all know who comes on top and yes a great way of showing who is better by comparing where janet was by her fourth album with beyonce now janet was already considered an ICON by then. Im not even going to go into that

    I’m also going to bring rihanna into this because Rihanna can sing but people always like to put her down just because she does nt sing like the rest janet sang in her own unique way just like rihanna does I rathe ryou sound like you then you sound like the other pop artist out Janet and Madonna pave dthe way for all these girls we need to respect that and both of them where not powerfull singers so that shows you something.

  77. Anon May 16, 2011

    Happy birthday Janet!!!

  78. Troy May 16, 2011

    @J – Thanks and to all the Janet alumi we know a true artist that has not sold her soul to the industry.

  79. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 16, 2011

    Not here for the Beyonce VS. Janet BS. Just take notice that a Beyonce NON-fan brought her up and not her fans/stans like everyone would love the claim.

    Anyway, this is definitely one of my favorite Janet songs! LOVE this song, and this performance. Her voice is extremely thin, but she makes it work with songs like this.

  80. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 16, 2011

    *to claim

  81. Mike June 4, 2011

    Janet is extremely talented and can definitely sing! CANNOT WAIT for her new album!

  82. Jacxon June 5, 2011

    I hate when people try and compare people with other people. But it’s even more ridiculous to compare Janet to someone who was still in diapers when Janet first made a name for herself! Give me a break! As youthful as Janet still looks at 45 she is not in the same generation as Beyonce! That’s like trying to compare Janet & Tina Turner, just STOP this comparison nonsense it’s dumb and unintelligent. People are different, LET THEM BE DIFFERENT. NO Janet isn’t a powerhouse vocalist (personally I can’t deal with the OVER singing a lot of artists including Beyonce do …not because of any emotion of the song but just to ‘show off’ their voice.) I miss the days of Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin and Anita Baker where the SONG and the MATERIAL dictated the emotion of the song…it wasn’t about showing off how well they can sing. I like subtlety anyway, I can’t stand people yelling at me over every damn song.

    There is no comparison between Janet & Beyonce – Janet has already made a permanent name for herself.

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