34. Janet Jackson

34. Janet Jackson
For those who watched the original run of Good Times, it wasn’t likely that you would have pegged Janet Jackson as the cast member who would become the biggest star among them. Of course, with the last name of Jackson and her famous siblings; perhaps nobody should have been surprised. After a slow start, the youngest Jackson became a superstar when she hooked up with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Together, they collaborated to create carefully crafted albums that channeled the urban feel while still being keyed into the Pop demographic. Janet was able to appeal to all audiences and had a long run of success that continued to keep up with contemporary trends while maintaining clever Pop hooks. Surprisingly, Janet is still recovering from “Nipplegate” and her career has been on a downward spiral ever since. Even if she fails to make a successful comeback, her iconic status as the biggest female R&B star for fifteen years can not be overlooked. As a member of the famous Jackson clan and with Madonna’s recent induction, there are many signs pointing towards a spot in Cleveland for Janet Jackson. The Bullet Points: Previous Rank: 2010: #48 Eligible Since: 2007 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Gary, IN) Why She Will Get In: She had major success and was the biggest female Pop/R&B star in the 80’s and 90’s. Why She Won’t Get In: Years after, she is STILL recovering from the Super Bowl incident. Nominated In: Never Essential Albums: Control (1986) Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) janet. (1993) The Velvet Rope (1997) Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Control (From Control, 1986) Nasty (From Control, 1986) Black Cat (Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, 1989) That’s the Way Love Goes (From janet., 1993) All for You (From All for You, 2001)   www.janetjackson.com     {youtube}uh_gaaUiNs8{/youtube} {youtube}2b_KfAGiglc{/youtube} {youtube}J551f-TyqjY{/youtube} {youtube}BTSd4vqnMwo{/youtube}   {acepolls 53}

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