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Janet Jackson

JANET JACKSON. American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records and elaborate stage shows. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s including Good Times and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814. In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry. Her fifth album Janet (1993) saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her music. That same year she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice, she has since continued to act in feature films. In 1997, she released her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope which is distinguished for its innovative production and dark lyrical content. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey. Her seventh album All For You (2001) coincided with a celebration of her impact on the recording industry as the inaugural MTV icon. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth album Discipline (2008), her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015, she partnered with BMG to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation and released her eleventh album Unbreakable the same year. Having sold over 100 million records, she is one of the world's best selling music artists. She holds the record for the most consecutive Top 10 entries on the US Billboard singles chart by a female artist with 18. In 2008, Billboard placed her No7 on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists and in 2010 ranked her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B / Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years". In December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance club artist of all-time after Madonna. 

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Janet Jackson

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Description:

An original 1998 "Velvet Rope" World Tour programme, clearly signed in silver marker on the front cover by Janet Jackson

 

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One of a lovely collection of 1990s signed programmes obtained by RE who worked in production at the Glasgow SECC during the decade. Autograph was obtained on June 3rd 1998. There is a typed copy of a letter from him further detailing the general history. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

39x30cm Sized Programme (44 pages)

Condition:

Good. View Images. Overall condition 8/10

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