Janet Jackson's Greatest Hits Celebrated on NUMBER ONES

Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:05am EDT

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Two-CD Package Also Features Brand-New Single 'Make Me' In Stores November 17

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Janet Jackson has sold more than 100
million records worldwide, and is one of the best-selling artists in
contemporary music. For the first time ever, 33 of Janet's global #1 hits,
plus the newly recorded single, "Make Me," will be available on one
album--NUMBER ONES. Made possible by a partnership between Universal Music
Enterprises (UMe) and EMI Music, the two-disc set, to be released November 17,
2009, in the USA (November 23, worldwide titled JANET JACKSON: THE BEST),
celebrates the career and artistry of one of the most successful and
influential artists in music history.


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Among the album's many highlights is new single "Make Me," which was produced
by Janet and Rodney Jerkins. Along with "Make Me," NUMBER ONES spans more than
20 years of chart-toppers, every #1 track spun off from Janet's original
albums, from her 1986 blockbuster breakthrough CONTROL to her most recent,
2008's DISCIPLINE. CONTROL sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, with
five #1 singles. The best-selling album of 1990, RHYTHM NATION 1814 sold more
than 14 million copies worldwide, making Janet the first and only artist in
history to produce seven top 5 hits from one album. JANET, sold 20 million
albums worldwide, with six hit singles and a nomination for an Academy Award®
for Best Original Song, "Again." THE VELVET ROPE has sold more than 10 million
worldwide, with six hit singles. ALL FOR YOU was Janet's fifth consecutive
album to debut at #1, with more than seven million in worldwide sales. For
Janet's seventh consecutive platinum album, DAMITA JO, Janet took its title
from her middle name.


Janet's eighth consecutive platinum album, 20 Y.O., acknowledged her love
affair with her fans. Janet encouraged her fans around the world to design the
20 Y.O. cover artwork and she chose her favorites for the U.S. pressings.
DISCIPLINE was Janet's 6th number one album and 10th studio album.


NUMBER ONES is the first greatest hits compilation from Janet in this century.
Janet's last hits collection was released in 1995.


About Janet


Janet is an iconic figure in the worlds of music, entertainment, fashion and
philanthropy.
Mega-award-winning artist, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, dancer, Janet
Jackson is all of these things and more. She possesses an unprecedented list
of achievements, and remains at the forefront of her craft, a true
inspiration. As an artist, Janet excites, enlightens, leads, and embraces her
audience with insights into life's meaning and our deepest feelings. Her vocal
gifts, musical style, choreography, lyrical exploration, and awareness of the
human condition has made her one of the top artists of our time as well as a
leading influence on people around the globe. Through words and actions, she
has set an example of generosity, of empowerment, of compassion, and helped to
lead efforts addressing some of society's greatest challenges.


As an actor, Janet made her big screen debut in 1993 with Poetic Justice, in
which she starred opposite hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur and actress Regina
King. Her ballad "Again" was featured in the film and received both a Golden
Globe and Academy Award nomination. In the box office smash Nutty Professor
II: The Klumps, Janet made her second feature film appearance as Denise
Gaines, opposite Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy. Nutty Professor II became
her second film to open at number one at the box office.  In her third feature
film, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, Janet starred opposite Tyler Perry
and received an Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Feature
Motion Picture. The film was yet another number one opener at the box office. 
Janet's fourth film, Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too, will be released
in 2010.


Janet is the only artist having Grammy nominations spanning the Dance, Pop,
Rap, Rock, and R&B categories and to have number one hits on every chart
except country. Among her many honors, she has accumulated 5 Grammys, multiple
MTV Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and Soul Train Music Awards. Janet's
concerts are stunning events that stimulate all the senses--engaging mind,
ears, eyes and the soul. Unbelievable choreography performed to perfection has
become synonymous with Janet.


MTV presented Janet with the inaugural mtvICON Award solidifying her
accomplishments and effect on pop culture. Some of the world's most recognized
musical artists were enlisted to recreate the music videos and performances of
her classic hits in honor of her work, influence and overall impact in the
arena of music. The title of ICON was and continues to be hers.


Janet continues to focus on speaking out and giving back. Several of her tours
have raised money for charities such as the Cities in Schools, and America's
Promise. She has supported the Watts Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club of America,
the Starlight Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, A Place Called Home
providing after school programs in South Central LA, the American Foundation
for AIDS Research, S.O.S. Children's Villages in South Africa, Cartier's Love
Bracelet Program benefiting OCNA and sponsored an Airlift of Food and Medical
supplies to famine-stricken Rwanda. Janet established the Rhythm Nation
Scholarship with the UNCF and has assisted countless students striving to meet
their educational goals.


She has been honored with many Humanitarian Awards due to her intense
dedication to helping others. Recent honors reflecting the range of her
involvement in charitable and social causes include the 2008 Humanitarian of
the Year award from the Lisa Lopes Foundation, the 2008 Vanguard Award from
GLAAD, and the 2004 Touching a Life Humanitarian and Philanthropic Award from
the NBA. Janet's efforts have also been recognized by AIDS Project LA, the
Congress for Racial Equality, and by the NAACP with their Chairman's Award. 
In September 2009, Janet chaired amFAR's inaugural fundraising event in Milan,
Italy during Fashion Week and raised over 1.1 million dollars.


Next year, Janet will publish her first book, providing an intimate look at
her life and how she has dealt with issues of self-esteem. Janet will reveal
aspects not known before about her uniquely successful career in music,
television and films.


Janet's next studio album is slated to be released in 2010.


The track listing for NUMBER ONES is as follows:


Disc 1
    1. What Have You Done For Me Lately (Control, #1 R&B)
    2. Nasty (Control, #1 Dance & R&B)
    3. When I Think Of You (Control, #1 Pop & Dance)
    4. Control (Control,  #1 Dance & R&B)
    5. Let's Wait Awhile (Control,  #1 R&B)
    6. The Pleasure Principle  (Control, #1 Dance & R&B)
    7. Diamonds--Herb Alpert with Janet Jackson (Keep Your Eye on Me, #1 Dance
&
       R&B)
    8. Miss You Much (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Pop, Dance & R&B)
    9. Rhythm Nation (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Dance & R&B)
    10. Escapade (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Pop, Dance & R&B)
    11. Alright (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Dance)
    12. Come Back To Me (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1  AC)
    13. Black Cat (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Pop)
    14. Love Will Never Do (Without You) (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814,
#1
        Pop)
    15. The Best Things In Life Are Free---Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson
        with

    16. That's The Way Love Goes  (janet, #1 Pop, Dance & R&B)





Disc 2
    1. If (janet, #1 Pop, Dance & R&B)
    2. Again  (janet, #1 Pop)
    3. Because Of Love
    4. Any Time, Any Place  (janet, #1  R&B)
    5. Scream--Michael Jackson and Janet  (History - Past, Present, and Future
       Book 1, #1 Dance)
    6. Runaway
    7. Got 'Til Its Gone---janet featuring Joni Mitchell and Q-Tip  (The
Velvet
       Rope, #1 Japan and South Africa)
    8. Together Again  (The Velvet Rope, #1 Pop and Dance)
    9. Get Lonely---janet featuring BLACKstreet    (The Velvet Rope, #1  R&B)
    10. Go Deep  (The Velvet Rope, #1  Dance)
    11. What's It Gonna Be---Busta Rhymes featuring janet  (Extinction Level
        Event, #1 R&B)
    12. Doesn't Really Matter  (All For You, #1 Pop)
    13. All For You  (All For You, #1 Pop, Dance, R&B)
    14. Someone To Call My Lover  (All For You, #1 Dance)
    15. All Nite (Don't Stop)  (Damita Jo), #1 Dance)
    16. Call On Me with Nelly  (20 Y.O., #1 R&B)
    17. Feedback (Discipline, #1 Dance)

    18. Make Me





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