[quote]Janet has been dead and buried for years.
Really? I guess that's why she recently had a sold-out world tour, inked a NY Times Bestselling #1 book, signed a film production deal with Lionsgate, had a lucrative BlackGlama deal that stretched for 3 years, and made two films in as many years. Oh, and not to mention her music is still being sampled and remade by today's artists. If that's "dead and buried," then give me THAT career!
[quote]Janet Jackson hasn't been relevant since 1994.
If there was an award for stupidest comment on DL, you'd win by a landslide. Janet was clearly dragging everyone, including Madonna, by their roots in 1994. She'd been reigning for quite some time by then, but she had yet to sign her second record-breaking contract in 1994 (that event wouldn't happen until 1996). Her relevancy carried on long after '94, dear. In 1997, she released her most critically successful album to date--an album that debuted at #1. She would go on to do more #1 films, release more #1 albums, have more #1 hits, go on several world tours, etc., after 1994. She'd also go on to inspire a whole crop of new-millenium artists (Britney, Mya, Ciara, Aaliyah, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, etc.). So where you get this crazy notion that her relevancy peaked in 1994 is a mystery to me.
[quote]The Velvet Rope album may have been well-received by critics, but it didn't sell well, and had no substantial hit singles. It was an elegant flop.
More stupidity. The kind of stupidity that should make you run and hide in a corner.
"The Velvet Rope" was the opposite of a flop, sweetie. It debuted at #1 in the States, has sold over 10 million copies worldwide to date, won a slew of awards upon its release, garnered a successful, Emmy-winning world tour, produced some of her most visually stunning videos, and contained her biggest-selling single (Together Again). If that's a flop, then what's a success?
[quote]All For You was a bit more successful commercially, but she hardly left her imprint on the year 2000 with that one
Really? First off, if you're going to be wrong (which you most certainly are), at least get the year right. It was 2001. Secondly, "All For You" the single was the longest-running Hot 100 #1 of that year, and Janet's second longest-running #1 after 1993's "That's the Way Love Goes". It also solidified her status as the first woman to have a #1 hit in the '80s, '90s and 2000s. She was everywhere that year, from MTV ICON to various magazine covers and talk shows.