Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ Album To Be Inducted Into US Library of Congress

Published: Wednesday 24th Mar 2021 by Sam

Janet Jackson continues to add new layers of success to the tapestry that is her legendary career.

Because today it has been announced that her groundbreaking socially conscious album ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ is set to be inducted into the US Library of Congress.

Full story below…

Each year the ‘Congress committee selects 25 songs or albums to be inducted into the Recording Registry section of their archive.

This year’s tally (which includes Nas‘ debut ‘Illmatic’ and Labelle‘s classic ‘Lady Marmalade’) is led by Ms. Jackson’s 1989 LP.

In order to be chosen, the “sound recording” – as it is deemed – must be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and it must be at least ten years old.

Sharing that some 900 public nominations were made this year, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement:

“The National Recording Registry will preserve our history through these vibrant recordings of music and voices that have reflected our humanity and shaped our culture from the past 143 years.”

Jackson’s induction arrives on the heels of her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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So deserved!

Beyond its worldwide sales of 12 million, ‘Rhythm Nation’ still resonates lyrically, socially, and visually. Its impact is undeniable. As such, this honor is so fitting.

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[Photo Credit: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame]

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  1. Keith March 24, 2021

    Congrats to Ms. Jackson, Jam, Lewis and the entire creative team behind this masterwork!!!! Also, congrats to Nas, the ladies of Labelle and their creative teams on this honor…

  2. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 24, 2021

    Da real TASTE💅🏿💅🏿 Control & rhythm nation 1814 are timeless masterpiece 🤳🏿🤳🏿 Thank god Da Real DiVa own both of the first pressing vinyls👠 I will be jamming these records all day. Memoriessssssssss

    • Shayla Queen 👑 March 24, 2021

      Yasssssssss diva! 💄👠💋

  3. Shayla Queen 👑 March 24, 2021

    Well deserved!! I’ma have to throw my silver vinyl reissue of this classic on my turntable later 🎶

  4. 1988 March 24, 2021

    The only album ever released with SEVEN Top 5 singles on the Hot 💯. ❤️

    Best selling Billboard 200 album of 1990. ❤️

  5. G-bby March 24, 2021

    Well deserved.

    A LEGEND.

  6. Pat March 24, 2021

    I was just listening to velvet rope thinking it’s miles ahead of its time. Janets catalog artistically and hits wise has few rivals

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 24, 2021

      This! 💯

    • Yandi March 24, 2021

      Velvet Rope is a classic that was indeed FAR ahead of its time in many respects!

  7. BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN March 24, 2021

    Long overdue. My favorite album from her. The fact that it is still relevant today is very telling and shows just how iconic the album is.

  8. Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 24, 2021

    Stripper Granet using her brother’s money to buy her way up, it’s just prophetic.

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 25, 2021

      Trashy bish, u wish u can have her nose 👃 u will never 💅🏿💅🏿 Even u are trying to do a nose job, it will ended up collapsed like MJ🤳🏿🤳🏿🤳🏿

  9. krystal a. March 25, 2021

    Congrats Queen, Brillance is still revealing!!!

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