BONUS: Janet Jackson Once Had ‘Control’ of the Charts

Thirty-five years ago, Janet Jackson released an album that changed the course of her career, and of pop music. Control took over radio, reinvented the playbook for Black artists crossing over into pop and ushered in a whole new sound for R&B.

But after the wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, Janet’s reputation took a hit, and she’s yet to receive the flowers she deserves.

In this episode of NPR’s It’s Been A Minute, host Sam Sanders wants to set the record straight.

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