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The Best Janet Jackson Albums of All Time  

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Though the little sister of the Jackson clan, Janet Jackson has become one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. List of the best Janet Jackson albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Janet Jackson discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Janet Jackson albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Janet Jackson singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Janet Jackson album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Janet Jackson album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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The Velvet Rope is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Janet Jackson Albums of All Time
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Artist: Janet Jackson

Release Date: 1997

Tracks: Sad (interlude), Rope Burn, Velvet Rope, Speaker Phone (interlude), Memory (interlude), Tonight's the Night, Special, Free Xone, Go Deep, Twisted Elegance (interlude), I Get Lonely, Full (interlude), Velvet Rope (feat. Vanessa Mae), Anything, Fasten Your Seatbelts (interlude), Every Time, Got Til It's Gone, Empty, My Need, You, Together Again, What About, Got 'til It's Gone (feat. Q-Tip & Joni Mitchell), Online (interlude), God's Stepchild

Label: Virgin Records

Genres (Music): Electronica, Alternative rock, Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Pop music, + more

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Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Janet Jackson Albums of All Time
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Artist: Janet Jackson

Release Date: 1989

Tracks: State of the World, Interlude: Race, Someday Is Tonight, Love Will Never Do (Without You), The Knowledge, Interlude: Pledge, Black Cat, Interlude: Let’s Dance, Interlude: Come Back Interlude, Interlude: T.V., Interlude: Hey Baby, Escapade, Lonely, Livin’ in a World (They Didn’t Make), Miss You Much, Alright, Come Back to Me, Interlude: Livin’… in Complete Darkness, Interlude: No Acid, Rhythm Nation

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Rock music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing, + more

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janet. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Janet Jackson Albums of All Time
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Artist: Janet Jackson

Release Date: 1993

Producer: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Tracks: New Agenda, You Know…, The Lounge, Rain, Wind, Funky Big Band, Love, Part 2, Again, Are You Still Up, That’s the Way Love Goes, Be a Good Boy…, Morning, Sweet Dreams / Whoops Now, Back, Any Time, Any Place, Another Lover, Racism, Go On Miss Janet, The Body That Loves You, Hold On Baby, What'll I Do, Throb, If, Because of Love, Where Are You Now, You Want This, This Time

Length (mins): 01:15:22

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, + more

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Control is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Janet Jackson Albums of All Time
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Artist: Janet Jackson

Release Date: 1986

Producer: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Tracks: What Have You Done for Me Lately, Control, Let's Wait Awhile, When I Think of You, Nasty, He Doesn't Know I'm Alive, The Pleasure Principle, You Can Be Mine, Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)

Length (mins): 00:41:50

Genres (Music): Rhythm and blues, Pop music, Soul music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing, + more

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