“All For You”: A Beginner’s Guide To Everything Janet Jackson

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Janet Jackson is one of the greatest entertainers of our generation, and has laid low about her plans of returning to music — until now! Rumors of a comeback swelled social media in May, and the artist finally confirmed the news early this month in a major way.

She will be releasing her 11th studio album this Fall under her own Rhythm Nation record label, with the lead single reportedly dropping at the end of June. Along with that, Janet is set to hit the road in a few months for her Unbreakable World Tour! For die-hard fans of the singer and music critics, this marks a major moment in pop. But what about the current generation who may not be as educated?

One would be surprised to know that younger music listeners may not be familiar with Janet’s extensive career, not realizing that she laid the foundation for some of their favorite artists — including Britney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce, Ciara, Tinashe, FKA Twigs, The Weeknd and more! So we here at Idolator have curated a Beginner’s Guide of all things Janet Jackson, from her most iconic music videos to some of her best collaborations.

Refresh your memory of the diva’s lengthy music career below!

Year Of Fierce Solo Debut: Janet Jackson was released in 1982 via A&M Records, when the singer was just 15 years old. It features tracks like “Young Love” and “Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing.”

Number Of Studio Albums Under Her Belt: 10

Number Of Albums Sold: Over 140 million worldwide

Ranking Amongst Fellow Female Artists: Janet is currently the 11th best-selling female recording artist in America.