Janet.

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janet.
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 18, 1993 (1993-05-18)
Recorded1991-92
Genre
Length75:23
LabelVirgin
Producer
Janet Jackson chronology
'Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
(1989)
janet. 'janet. Remixed
(1995)

janet. is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released on May 18, 1993, by Virgin Records. It was her first album to be released on Virgin as her previous record A&M did not renew her contract in 1991. The album was more R&B than her previous albums that were released in the 80's. The album also showed Jackson as a sex symbol. The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.[1]

Accolades[change | change source]

Organization Country Accolade Year Source
Grammy Awards United States Grammy Award for Best R&B Song ("That's The Way Love Goes") 1994 [2]
Billboard Awards United States Dance Clip of the Year ("If") 1994 [2]
MTV Video Music Awards United States Best Female Video ("If") 1994 [2]
MTV Video Music Awards United States Best Dance Video ("If") 1994 [2]
Soul Train Music Awards United States Video of the Year ("If") 1994 [2]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame United States "The Definitive 200: Top 200 Albums of All-Time" (ranked 86) 2007 [3]
Rolling Stone United States "100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties" (ranked 58) 2010 [4]
Slant Magazine United States "Best Albums of the '90s" (ranked 78) 2011 [5]
Spin United States "The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)" (ranked 164) 2014 [6]

Track listing[change | change source]

All songs written and produced by Janet Jackson, James Harris III and Terry Lewis, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Morning" (Interlude) 0:31
2. "That's the Way Love Goes"   4:24
3. "You Know..." (Interlude) 0:12
4. "You Want This"   5:06
5. "Be a Good Boy..." (Interlude) 0:07
6. "If"   4:31
7. "Back" (Interlude) 0:08
8. "This Time" (featuring soprano by Kathleen Battle) 6:58
9. "Go On Miss Janet" (Interlude) 0:05
10. "Throb"   4:33
11. "What'll I Do" (written by Jackson, Steve Cropper and Joe Shamwell; produced by Jackson and Jellybean Johnson) 4:05
12. "The Lounge" (Interlude) 0:15
13. "Funky Big Band"   5:22
14. "Racism" (Interlude) 0:08
15. "New Agenda" (featuring rap by Chuck D) 4:00
16. "Love Pt. 2" (Interlude) 0:11
17. "Because of Love"   4:20
18. "Wind" (Interlude) 0:11
19. "Again"   3:46
20. "Another Lover" (Interlude) 0:11
21. "Where Are You Now"   5:47
22. "Hold On Baby" (Interlude) 0:12
23. "The Body That Loves You"   5:32
24. "Rain" (Interlude) 0:18
25. "Any Time, Any Place"   7:08
26. "Are You Still Up" (Interlude) 1:36
27. "Sweet Dreams" (Interlude (includes the hidden track "Whoops Now", which starts at 0:34) (written by Jackson)) 5:31
Sample credits

Personnel[change | change source]

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (1993) Position
Australian Albums Chart[37] 25
Canadian Albums Chart[38] 9
Dutch Albums Chart[39] 53
Italian Albums Chart[18] 63
Japanese Albums Chart[40] 73
Swiss Albums Chart[41] 31
U.S. Billboard 200[42] 4
Chart (1994) Position
Canadian Albums Chart[43] 54
U.S. Billboard 200[44] 8

End of decade charts[change | change source]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
U.S. Billboard 200[45] 31

Chart procession[change | change source]

Preceded by
Pocket Full of Kryptonite by Spin Doctors
Smash by The Offspring
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
June 20, 1993 – July 4, 1993
February 26, 1995 – March 5, 1995
Succeeded by
Led Zeppelin Remasters by Led Zeppelin
Hi Fi Way by You Am I
Preceded by
Pocket Full of Kryptonite by Spin Doctors
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart number-one album
July 4, 1993 – July 11, 1993
Succeeded by
The Ultimate Experience by Jimi Hendrix
Preceded by
Automatic for the People by R.E.M.
UK Albums Chart number-one album
May 29, 1993 – June 12, 1993
Succeeded by
No Limits by 2 Unlimited
Preceded by
The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album by Whitney Houston / Various Artists
U.S. Billboard 200 number-one album
June 5, 1993 – July 10, 1993
Succeeded by
Back to Broadway by Barbra Streisand
Preceded by
Fever for Da Flavor by H-Town
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums number-one album
June 5, 1993 – June 22, 1993
Succeeded by
Menace II Society by Various Artists

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