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Janet Jackson - Control

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TMC The Music Channel
TMC The Music Channel
07 Nov 2019

Janet Jackson - Control
Country of origin: Black america: Gary, Indiana
Music Genre:BPM: Minneapolis Sound. Style: RnB/Swing

Control was the 1986 third single from the third album Control by Janet Jackson. . It was written by Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Its arrangement, built upon complex rhythmic tracks, showcased state-of-the-art production. The song is about Jackson wanting to finally take control of her life.

The video features Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jellybean Johnson, and Jerome Benton formally of Prince's stable who was gaining a reputation of being hot producers. The video also features a cameo from actress . Ja'net Dubois, who was famous for co-starred on Good Times in which Janet Jackson also appeared towards the end of the show's run in the 1970s, Again in the video Ja'net plays Janet's mother in the video as she did in Good Times. Also playing her father was notable actor Rony Clanton known for his roles in several black american movies like The Education of Sonny Carson.

The single peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming Jackson's fourth consecutive top five hit on the chart; it also peaked at number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the Hot Dance Club Play charts. The song captured a pivotal moment off the album by showcasing a female streak of independence. It was the 37th biggest Hot 100 single of 1987, the fifth biggest Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs single of 1987, and the ninth biggest-selling 12" single of 1987.
In 1988, the song won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, beating out her brother Michael, Whitney Houston, and Jody Watley.

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Shala Yisrael
Shala Yisrael 15 days ago

Wow! I have heard the song Control by Janet and seen the performance part of the video 100's of times, but don't understand how I have never seen this entire music video with Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and actor Albert Hall https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0355278/
in it before. Nice music content you got here.

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TMC The Music Channel
TMC The Music Channel 15 days ago

The purpose of this channel is that this is us taking our stuff back. Music is a creation of Black people. How can we call our music Black music when its already black and we are still the masters of it? So the purpose of this channel is to show music videos from black artists across every genre they are in. As you will see. Hope you will enjoy and tanks for coming here, spread the word on the TMC.

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TMC The Music Channel
TMC The Music Channel 15 days ago

The purpose of this channel is that this is us taking our stuff back. Music is a creation of Black people. How can we call our music Black music when its already black and we are still the masters of it? So the purpose of this channel is to show music videos from black artists across every genre they are in. As you will see. Hope you will enjoy and tanks for coming here, spread the word on the TMC.

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Shala Yisrael
Shala Yisrael 15 days ago

@TMC The Music Channel: Well said!

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