2. 20, Pt. 3 (Interlude)
11. 20, Pt. 2 (Interlude)
Performer: Janet Jackson
Engineer: Ian Cross; John Horesco IV; Matt Marrin; Ian Cross; John Horesco IV...
Producer: Janet Jackson; Jimmy Jam; Jermaine Dupri; Issiah Avila; Manuel Seal; Terry Lewis; Bobby Ross Avila; NO I.D.; Jam & Lewis; Jermaine Dupri; Manuel Seal; Bobby Ross Avila; Matt Marrin...
Distributor: EMI Music Distribution
Notes: Personnel: Janet Jackson (vocals); Terry Lewis (various instruments); Liliana Filipovic, Gerardo Hilera, Sara Parkins, Robert Peterson, Josefina Vergara, Michele Richards (violin); Cheryl Kohfeld (viola); Yang-Qin Zhao, Larry Corbett, Rudolph Stein, Steve Richards (cello); Bobby Ross Avila (keyboards, bass guitar, drums); Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Jimmy Jam (keyboards, drum programming); Issiah "IZ" Avila (drums, percussion). Audio Mixers: Jermaine Dupri; Phil Tan. Liner Note Author: Janet Jackson. Recording information: Flyte Tyme Studios, Santa Monica, CA; Studio Atlantis, W. Hollywood; Village Recorders, Los Angeles, CA. Photographer: James White . Being the sister of one of pop music's all-time biggest superstars hasn't intimidated Janet Jackson in the least. In fact, Janet churned out a string of successful albums throughout the 1980s, '90s, and 2000s that kept pace with the changing sounds, looks, and trends of the times (which is more than can be said for Michael). 20 Y.O. is Jackson's 11th album, and with a title that roughly indicates her tenure in the commercial limelight, Jackson's accrued confidence and strengths as a performer make a strong showing. Janet declares on the spoken intro to 20 Y.O. that she wants to "keep it light" and "have fun," and to that end the album boasts plenty of club bangers. "So Excited" and "Get It Out Me" are cases in point, with each sporting the spare, electro grooves ubiquitous in the early 2000s. Such tracks dot the disc, thanks to top-shelf producers like Jermaine Dupri and Terry Lewis, among others, but Jackson's way with a slinky ballad hasn't diminished, as "Call On Me," a duet with rapper Nelly, proves. Jackson's music sounds fresh and modern, with its pop instincts in tune with the contemporary market, almost as if she were, herself, 20 years old.
In the wake of Michael Jackson's monster success with THRILLER, most of his brothers and sisters tried their hands at launching similarly styled solo careers, with varying degrees of success. But the only one to become a major recording figure on her own (and achieve staying power) was Michael's youngest sister, Janet Jackson, who became one of the biggest and most successful recording artists of the 1980s/'90s thanks to such albums as CONTROL and THE VELVET ROPE. Following the somewhat lackluster sales of 2004's DAMITA JO album and her now-infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at that year's Super Bowl halftime show, Jackson kept a relatively low profile for a few years, but returned strong in 2006 with 20 Y.O.
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