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Janet Jackson: The Breakout Years | Diva Series Volume 1

As the youngest member of the illustrious Jackson family, Janet Jackson entered the music industry with high expectations. While her first two albums didn’t make a splash, it was her third outing, “Control,” that transformed her into a musical juggernaut. Working with iconic producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Janet abandoned the saccharine pop of her early career for a more assertive, funky sound. With hits like “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” “Nasty,” “When I Think Of You,” and “Control,” the album was a game-changer, not just for Janet, but for pop and dance music alike.

Her meteoric rise continued with the release of “Rhythm Nation” in 1989. This wasn’t just an album; it was a statement. Infused with potent social commentary alongside irresistible dance tracks like “Miss You Much” (Shep’s House Mix) and “Rhythm Nation” (House Nation Mix), Janet was now in an orbit all her own. Her transformation from a “tough little girl” to a confident, sexy icon was complete when she unleashed “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” (U.K. Funky Mix) and later performed “Black Cat” (3 Snaps Up 12′) at the MTV Music Awards.

The momentum was unstoppable. She inked an $80 million contract with Virgin Records, making her the industry’s highest-paid artist at the time. While many artists might have buckled under such pressure, Janet doubled down, releasing tracks that would become dance-floor staples. “That’s The Way Love Goes (CJ FXTC Club Mix),” “Go Deep” (Masters At Work Alternative Mix), “Together Again” (Tony Humphries Club Mix), and “If” (Brothers In Rhythm House Mix) all showcased her versatility, effortlessly moving from house to R&B to pop.

Janet Jackson’s musical tapestry is woven with threads of resilience, reinvention, and undeniable talent. Whether it’s the soulful strains of “Got ‘Til It’s Gone” (Def Club Mix) or the energizing beats of “You Want This (Disco Theory – No Rap),” her music remains a testament to her genius and her indelible mark on the dance floor. With a career spanning over four decades, her songs have not only topped charts but have also become anthems for generations. That’s why Party Favorz is beyond thrilled to induct Janet Jackson into the Diva Hall of Fame.

Until the next time…ENJOY!

Album : Janet Jackson Volume 1
Genre : Club, House
Year : 2009
Total Time : 1:43:12.00

1. Control (Acapella)

2. Miss You Much (Shep’s House Mix)

3. If (Brothers In Rhythm House Mix)

4. Love Will Never Do (Without You) (U.K. Funky Mix)

5. Runaway (Junior’s Factory Mix)

6. When I Think Of You (Morales House Mix)

7. Got ‘Til It’s Gone (Def Club Mix)

8. Go Deep (Masters At Work Alternative Mix)

9. You Want This (Disco Theory – No Rap)

10. Black Cat (3 Snaps Up 12′’)

11. Rhythm Nation (House Nation Mix)

12. Escapade (Shep’s Housecapade Mix)

13. Doesn’t Really Matter (Jonathan Peters Soundfactory Club Mix)

14. I Want You (Dr. Octavo Funk’n’Stein Club Mix)

15. Because of Love (Frankie & David Classic 12′’)

16. Together Again (Tony Humphries Club Mix)

17. Alright (12′’ House Mix)

18. Scream (Classic Club Mix) [with Michael Jackson]

19. I Get Lonely (Janet vs. Jason -The Club Remix)

20. The Pleasure Principle (Legendary Club Mix)

21. That’s The Way Love Goes (CJ FXTC Club Mix)

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