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Janet Jackson has joined the billion dollar club.

http://www.contactmu...ar-club_3678971

I find it hard to believe 100% of this as Forbes has already clocked Madonna for not being a billionaire. :unsure:

She probably just tried to keep it quiet cause we all know how her family is

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And she doesn't have to let everyone know about it with songs either.

BAWSE.

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That tour gross figure is deflated though. UKMix estimated RN - AFY with adjusted ticket prices back in 2009, and it came out to about $~535 million. Throw in RWU and #1s, adjust for inflation, and that $458mil figure is off. It should be about ~$575 million in tour gross if not more.

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You know stans of the other gals are gonna gag!

Y'all Janet stans always.....

Remain mad.

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Let it marinade for a week or two. I do not want the rug pulled from under us like Forbes did to the Madonna stans.

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She couldn't have earned all that from her movies - her total movies gross is $347million...but that's the movies gross - not her cut from it.

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She couldn't have earned all that from her movies - her total movies gross is $347million...but that's the movies gross - not her cut from it.

It's not about how much she earned.. It's how much revenue she brought in

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It's not about how much she earned.. It's how much revenue she brought in

http://planetjanet.i...es/#entry409215

But the opening sentence says 'bank balance' - the entire revenue of her movies is not in her bank. Am I missing something :lol:??

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But the opening sentence says 'bank balance' - the entire revenue of her movies is not in her bank. Am I missing something :lol:??

Play on words

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/09/13/221834402/90s-nostalgia-revisited-6-musicians-we-miss

She's an artist for the ages, the queen of a musical dynasty, her influence spanning three decades. But the '90s Janet is definitely worthy of our praiseful longing. In this decade, Jackson found fertile subject matter: real sex, explored through songs that described no-holds-barred fantasies and reveled in sensual self exploration. Jackson's womanist eroticism created an ideal framework for her soft, intelligent vocals, and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis followed her beckoning lead into new territories of ambient R&B. Though she's lost popular ground since her 2004 nipple slip at the Super Bowl and is now spending time with her billionaire husband in Qatar, Jackson remains a historic groundbreaker — as adventurous as Madonna in her own more demure way. It's no wonder she's so often imitated by younger pop queens like Rihanna and still idolized by the guys — most recently, rapper Kendrick Lamar.

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http://www.npr.org/b...sicians-we-miss

She's an artist for the ages, the queen of a musical dynasty, her influence spanning three decades. But the '90s Janet is definitely worthy of our praiseful longing. In this decade, Jackson found fertile subject matter: real sex, explored through songs that described no-holds-barred fantasies and reveled in sensual self exploration. Jackson's womanist eroticism created an ideal framework for her soft, intelligent vocals, and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis followed her beckoning lead into new territories of ambient R&B. Though she's lost popular ground since her 2004 nipple slip at the Super Bowl and is now spending time with her billionaire husband in Qatar, Jackson remains a historic groundbreaker — as adventurous as Madonna in her own more demure way. It's no wonder she's so often imitated by younger pop queens like Rihanna and still idolized by the guys — most recently, rapper Kendrick Lamar.

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Saw this on J|X, and I've taken the liberty of bolding the necessary parts.

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Rhythm Nation

On this day in 1989, Janet Jackson started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, only one of three albums to produce seven top ten US singles (the other two being Thriller by Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA). Seven top ten singles! From one album!

Most acts dream of having seven top ten singles during their career, let alone from one album. And I wouldn't mind, but out of the other two acts to achieve this feat, talk about keeping it in the family, it's Janet's brother Michael.

All three albums were released in the '80s, when the music market was a totally different beast. No computers, no digital downloads, and for the first few years of the decade, no CDs! (The first CDs went on sale in November, 1982 and were mainly classical recordings.) So, these were still the days of the public making a visit to their local record store and buying a vinyl single. Oh, the memories!

So what made these three albums so popular at the time and so good that the record companies were in the enviable position to release most of the album as singles? Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 was released at the peak of her career; four of the singles were US No. 1's: "Miss You Much", "Escapade", "Black Cat" and "Love Will Never Do (Without You)". Both radio and MTV loved Janet. Jackson received nine Grammy nominations for the album, winning Best Music Video, Long Form for "Rhythm Nation" in 1990.

The commercial success of Jackson's album became part of an important turning point for black women in the recording industry. Prior to the 1980s, black artists were often segregated, being limited to disco, soul, and rhythm and blues charts and radio airplay. As such, one important struggle for black women had been in their 'crossover' from dance music to white-dominated pop and rock. While the dominance of female superstars on the mainstream charts had been led by Madonna, artists such as Janet, Tina Turner, and Whitney Houston all reached superstar status with the help of MTV.

So Janet ended the decade as a massive global superstar, something her brother Michael had also achieved in the '80s. His sixth studio album Thriller had been released on November 30, 1982, as the follow-up to his critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall. Thriller became--and currently remains--the best-selling album of all time, with over 100 million copies sold worldwide.

Maybe Michael was partly responsible for his sister's success. Thriller enabled Jackson to break down racial barriers via his appearances on MTV and meeting with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The album was one of the first to use music videos as successful promotional tools--the videos for "Thriller", "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" all received regular rotation on MTV.

And let's not forget Bruce. Released in June, 1984, Born in the U.S.A. was the best-selling album of 1985 in the United States (and also Springsteen's most successful album ever).

"Dancing in the Dark", "Cover Me", "I'm on Fire", "Glory Days", "My Hometown" along with "Born in the U.S.A." all expressed signs of hope in the daily fight of the standard American in following the American Dream. The album had a pop-flavored, radio-oriented sound that helped Springsteen to extend his popularity and appeal to mainstream audiences.

These were indeed very different times -- no iTunes, no X Factor (thank God), no reality TV. Radio was still the dominant force delivering and making hits, backed with the new visual format of the video and the rising popularity of MTV. You heard it, your read about it and you saw the video -- and then if you liked it, you parted with your hard earned cash. No free downloads, no Spotify. Just...great music.

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What inspired the nod to Janet Jackson with the "Are you nasty?" line on the song "Miss Jackson"?

BU: A lot of times, my samples are stolen from a place of admiration. With the "Miss Jackson" line, I was watching Janet Jackson's "Nasty" and, when she gets out of that car and says that line, I'm just like, "Ahh, it's so good!" I don't know why I love it so much, but I love it. I just started having the best time dancing around, singing that.

http://www.outinjersey.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2420:disco-dabbler

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Ive always thought that it was Lisa Marie Presley who introduced Janet Jackson to Marilyn Manson back in 1997 when they took that pic together, but apparently it was Janet Jackson who introduced Lisa Marie to Marilyn Manson and now him and Lisa are the best of friends. Just another example of the holy spirit of Janhova bringing kindred spirits together.

Marilyn explains at 3:03

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How Janet Jackson Opened the Door for Beyoncé

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Beyoncé and Janet Jackson's creative paths might be more similar than you realize. In terms of a child star maturing and transforming from daddy's little pop princess to an iconic global superstar, there are parallels between 1993's Janet and 2013's Beyoncé albums.

… long before her accidentally exposed nipple during a Super Bowl half-time show made her an Enemy of the State, Jackson was a chubby-faced girl in black, who smiled nice and spoke softly at the camera, who promised suitors she’d be “worth the wait.” The last of the Jackson Dynasty, her music was autobiographical ("Control"), sure, and socio-politically conscious (the critically-acclaimed "Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814"), but never sexy, and certainly never sexual. This video for "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," released in 1990, was Janet’s first official makeover that repositioned her public image. The ’93 record, released when Jackson was 27, drove the point home. Like Knowles, Jackson also broke managerial ties with her father, seeking more autonomy, a move that has proven to be instrumental in the successes of both artists.

For Beyoncé, dropping her father Matthew Knowles allowed her to be free in a way she couldn't totally before. I guess Ms. Tina, Beyoncé's mom like Mrs. Jackson before her, is more forgiving, but according to Beyoncé, like Janet all those decades ago, mommy didn't get to hear those breathy sex-positive lyrics before the general public either. Some things aren't ever for mom's ears, no matter how old you are I guess.

These days, Janet might not have the same star power she wielded during the 1990s and early aughts but Ms. Jackson's legacy of shutting down every stage, and movie screen — sans Damita Jo, Discipline, and The Nutty Professor II (sorry, stans) — created the space for black pop artists like Beyoncé to smash their own "good little girl" images. And we're all the better for it.

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FROM JANET TO BEYONCÉ: WHY IT MATTERS WHEN BLACK WOMEN SING ABOUT SEXUALITY

Knowles’ fifth album is personal and intimate in the same way another mononymous, punctuation-for-purpose release, "janet." was. So said Rolling Stone in its review of Janet Jackson’s 1993 album:

“janet.'s Janet is a more complete sexual being than most of pop's black women are allowed or allow themselves to be. No Hottentot Venus (an objectified, sexually available black female) exploiting her legs (Tina Turner), hair (Neneh Cherry) or blackness (black drag queen Madonna), Jackson evades reductive sexuality by demanding love and respect from both her partner and herself. She wants you to touch her, and love's got to do with it because "that's the way love goes." Janet won't stand for a trade-off — she wants love and sex.”

Before then, and long before her accidentally exposed nipple during a Super Bowl half-time show made her an Enemy of the State, Jackson was a chubby-faced girl in black, who smiled nice and spoke softly at the camera, who promised suitors she’d be “worth the wait.” The last of the Jackson Dynasty, her music was autobiographical ("Control"), sure, and socio-politically conscious (the critically-acclaimed "Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814"), but never sexy, and certainly never sexual.

This video for "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," released in 1990, was Janet’s first official makeover that repositioned her public image. The ’93 record, released when Jackson was 27, drove the point home. Like Knowles, Jackson also broke managerial ties with her father, seeking more autonomy, a move that has proven to be instrumental in the successes of both artists.

Here are women who sing about sex. Sexuality. Contemporary womanhood. Wholeness. Arrival.

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THe article is longer but I posted the Janet bits. The rest is about Beyonce

http://www.xojane.com/issues/beyonce-janet-sexuality

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has anyone else noticed the Janet. album and Beyonce albums are both their 5th studio albums? the influence

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has anyone else noticed the Janet. album and Beyonce albums are both their 5th studio albums? the influence

I think it's more a coincidence but that is pretty cool lol

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And this is why Beyonce stans will never amount to shit when they realize that Janet>Beyonce. It's not up for debate. And several reviews have brought up Janet. or TVR album in regards to Beyonce's album.

I wonder why the Beyonce stans cling on to this notion that Beyonce is the end of all end of black female popstars. It's gonna be interesting to see where she goes in her 30's.

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