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The 20th anniversary of Janet Jackson's classic "The Velvet Rope" is Oct. 7, 2017. "The Velvet Rope" is revered as Janet's most introspective LP. Janet's conceptual album details her depression, body dysmorphia, and facing domestic violence. The LP topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, but it's rivaled by another '90s classic—"Janet." The 1993 self-titled LP is regarded as Janet's era of sexual awakening, and it's her best-selling album. So, which album is more iconic? 🎤

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Janet released her self-titled album "Janet" in 1993 to rave reviews and commercial success. The conceptual album details love, sex and relationships. It's also the era Janet became a bonafide sex symbol, often showing off her rock-hard abs in most of her performances. The album features #1 pop hits "That's the Way Love Goes" and "Again," the latter being nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. "Again" is also featured on the soundtrack for "Poetic Justice." The album also features other top 5 and top 10 pop hits—"If," "Because of Love," "Any Time, Any Place" and "You Want This." 

Below are some notable lyrics to "If," per Genius.

🎶How many nights I've laid in bed excited over you? I've closed my eyes and thought of us a hundred different ways. I've gotten there so many times. I wonder how 'bout you. Day and night, night and day. All I've got to say is.🎶
🎶If I was your girl, oh, the things I'd do to you. I'd make you call out my name, I'd ask who it belongs to. If I was your woman, the things I'd do to you. But I'm not, so I can't, then I won't, but if I was your girl.🎶

Watch Janet's iconic performance of "That's the Way Love Goes/If" at the 1993 Video Music Awards below.

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Listen to Janet's iconic #1 pop album "Janet' below via Spotify. 

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"The Velvet Rope" is Janet's most introspective and personal album. She details depression, body dysmorphia, self-harm and facing domestic violence on the darker LP. She also tackles social justice issues—LGBTQ rights, HIV/AIDS advocacy and racism (like on previous works). The album topped the Billboard 200 and features an array of hits—including the #1 pop hit "Together Again" and the top 5 hit "I Get Lonely." "The Velvet Rope" also features radio hits "Got 'til It's Gone" and "Go Deep." 

Below are some notable lyrics to the gay anthem "Together Again," per Genius.

🎶Dream about us together again. What I want: us together again, baby. I know we'll be together again cuz.🎶
🎶Everywhere I go, every smile I see. I know you are there smilin' back at me. Dancin in moonlight I know you are free. 'Cause I can see your star shinin' down on me.🎶

Check out the dance music video below.

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Listen to Janet's most experimental #1 pop album "The Velvet Rope" below via Spotify. 

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Janet Jackson's most iconic '90s album: 'Janet' or 'The Velvet Rope'?
#TeamJanetAlbum
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamVelvetRope