Janet Jackson’s 10 Biggest Hit Songs

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Janet Jackson is nothing short of an icon. With 13 number one R&B singles, five Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits, and 19 No. 1 hits on the Hot Dance/Club Play charts, the married pop diva could certainly settle down into retirement—sans fans and paparazzi. But with the recent announcement of Jackson’s return to music, the world awaits the dynamic performers return to the TV screens and music charts.

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R&B compiled a list of Jackson’s top 20 greatest hits, check out the list below:

  1. 1993: “That’s The Way Love Goes”
    Janet Jackson’s first platinum single and 4th number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. With over three million copies sold worldwide she earned a Grammy Award for Best R & B Song.
  2. 1993: “Again”
    “Again,” composed by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis for the movie Poetic Justice, earned an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. She starred in the film with Tupac Shakur.
  3. 2000: “All For You”
    Janet Jackson’s tenth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000. Remaining at the top of the chart for seven weeks more than any other song that year, the song earned a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording and an ASCAP Award for Song of the Year.
  4. 1989: “Miss You Much”
    Janet Jackson’s first platinum single in 1989 and the song spent 4 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. On top of its Billboards success, it was the longest-running number one of 1989 and was also the second-best selling single and the biggest radio airplay song of the year.
  5. 1986: “When I Think Of You”
    Janet Jackson’s first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. At 20 years-old she became the youngest artist to top the chart since Stevie Wonder hit number one at the age of 13 in 1963.
  6. 1989: “Rhythm Nation 1814”
    From BMI Pop Awards for Most Played Song and Songwriter of the Year, to a Billboard Award for Top Dance/Club Play Single and a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video, Rhythm Nation received several honors, influenced several artist such as Lady Gaga and even sparked a new fashion trend—an all black military style look.
  7. 1986: “Control”
    Competing against her legendary brother, Michael Jackson, Janet won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R & B/Soul or Rap Music Video.
  8. 1986: “What Have You Done For Me Lately”
    The first single from Janet Jackson’s third album Control. It was nominated for a Grammy for Best R &B Song and Jackson performed it at the 29th annual Grammy Awards in 1987.
  9. 1995:”Scream” with Michael JacksonThe first single from Michael Jackson’s ninth studio album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, and his first duet with sister Janet. The video won a Grammy and three MTV Video Music Awards.
  10. 1990: “Love Will Never Do Without You”
    Janet Jackson’s became her fifth number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.