Sam Sanders is one of our favorite friends of the podcast. His NPR show, It's Been A Minute, has released an outstanding three part series exploring crossover in pop music. We want to share with you the 2nd episode form that series on the legacy of Janet Jackson.
From It's Been A Minute
On the 35th anniversary of Janet Jackson's first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, we look back at Control, her career-defining album that changed the trajectory of pop music in the late '80s and '90s. In the second episode of a three-part series exploring crossover in pop music, we look at Jackson's musical and cultural legacy over the years. We also reconsider how Jackson was vilified after her Super Bowl XXXVIII appearance, and why. Episode art by Blake Cale for NPR
All episodes in the series
There Was Nothing Like 'Soul Train' On TV. There's Never Been Anything Like It Since
Janet Jackson Once Had 'Control' of the Charts. We Don't Give Her Enough Credit
1999's 'Latin Explosion' chased crossover hits. Today, Latino artists don't need them
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