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.
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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.
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.