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Rhythm Nation 1814

Album by Janet Jackson
1989, 20 tracks, 1 hour 2 mins 39 sec

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Album Info

"Rhythm Nation 1814"

Released

  • Sep 19, 1989

Genres

  • R&B

Label

  • A&M

Producer

  • Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jellybean Johnson
  • John McClain (exec.)

About

Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (commonly referred to as Rhythm Nation) is the fourth studio album by American singer Janet Jackson, released on September 19, 1989, by A&M Records. Although label executives wanted material similar to her previous album, Control (1986), Jackson insisted on creating a concept album addressing social issues. Collaborating with songwriters and record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, she drew inspiration from various tragedies reported through news media, exploring racism, poverty, and substance abuse, in addition to themes of romance. Although its primary concept was met with mixed reactions, its composition received critical acclaim. Jackson came to be considered a role model for youth because of her socially conscious lyrics.
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