Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ Ushers in New Jack Swing Era – Black History Month
When the right singer and producer come together, magic is destined to take place. In 1986, Janet Jackson teamed up with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for her third studio album, 'Control.'
The producer-duo took R&B to the next level by bringing in funk elements to the sound at the time. This is credited as the introduction of the new jack swing era.
At the time, Janet was only 20, and had a lot to say about stating her independence as a young woman. 'Nasty,' a popular track about Janet's annoyance with sexual harassment, is regarded as the song that popularized the new jack swing era.
Watch Janet Jackson's 'Control' Video