TBT with Mrs. Janet Jackson!

JET will bring you weekly doses of Black entertainment featuring artist interviews from the JPC archives, videos and past JET cover stars! Check back every Thursday for a trip down memory lane!

Stepping into 1986, Janet Jackson had two albums under her belt with 1982’s Janet Jackson followed by 1984’s Dream Street. The albums introduced sweet, explorations of love and a dance-fueled Janet that gained a wide range of fans. However, as the multi-talented entertainer gained more experiences, what bloomed from the youngest Jackson was a turn up in ‘tude and full “Control” in life, career and maturity.

"Control" release date: February 4, 1986 by A&M Records.

“Control” release date: February 4, 1986 by A&M Records.

In this throwback interview, dug up from the JPC archives, lady Jackson talks taking control of her life and lessons she learned from the industry!

And if you haven’t heard the latest from the BET Icon Award winner, you can check out her new single, No Sleeep, produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, here.