As legendary albums go, few can rival the worldwide resonance of Janet Jackson‘s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814.’
Released in 1989, the socially conscious LP generated seven top 5 hits, four #1 singles, and charted #1 songs in three consecutive years.
This past week saw the set reach its 30th anniversary – an occasion Janet is marking with a series of celebratory ‘Rhythm Nation’ arena shows.
Aptly, the trek kicked off in Minneapolis – the very city the album was created in.
Even more warming was the performer’s regrouping with longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis at Flyte Tyme Studios where the project was recorded. Peep That Grape Juice‘s exclusive picture above.
The visit was especially noteworthy given that the venue, which was vacated by the iconic production duo, is due to be bulldozed and rebuilt into a multi-million dollar living complex.
Before then, Jackson, Jam, and Lewis were able to reminiscence on the magic they created there, which spans much of the star’s incredible catalogue. Indeed, other hits recorded at the studio include ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ (1993) and ‘All For You’ (2001).
Peep more from the emotional moment below…