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Self-explanatory title. Also, I deliberately excluded some people for the sake of keeping the poll relatively short. Obviously, I couldn't include everyone, so feel free to mention others you're a fan of. Anyways, here are my thoughts: Björk - Despite only having 9 studio albums, her discography is extremely intimidating due to its experimental nature. I don't know if I possess the brain power to fully get into Björk, though I adore Debut, and I've been slowly getting into her discography one album at a time. Vulnicura is fascinating, though it sounds like something that might send a more fragile person over the edge - it's extremely depressing. Celine Dion - no opinion, though hearing the news about her health issues was devastating. Wishing her all the best. Cher - no opinion. Cyndi Lauper - love her. While her discography might not be as consistent as Madonna's, I enjoy most of her songs despite the many covers. Also, her energy is just so infectious, and Carly Rae Jepsen really reminds me of Cyndi in terms of being a bundle of wholesome, positive energy. David Bowie - maybe my idea of Bowie is too shallow, but I'm not really into rock music except for a select few artists/albums. Dolly Parton - I'm curious about her discography, but she has so many albums, and a lot of them are full of covers and/or rehashed songs from older records, which is a turn-off. Elton John - no opinion. Janet Jackson - a legend whose impact and legacy are seriously underappreciated. A lot of people (including past me) don't realize/remember how huge she actually was. I've been meaning to get into her discography, but the only album I've listened to so far is Control. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, but I'm certain Janet. and The Velvet Rope are going to wow me. Kylie Minogue - she's not the most seasoned songwriter, but there are a couple of albums she flexed her songwriting skills on. Those are the albums I'm most interested in, and they're definitely solid. She's also the definition of a class act. Madonna - I mean, she's my favorite artist of all time for a reason. Mariah Carey - I haven't listened to all of her albums, but I'm in the process of doing so. Some of them are kinda samey, but the ones that I do love... Oh, boy, they're so good! Caution and Mariah Carey are my favorites. Michael Jackson - still not sure how to feel about Michael. Prince - I listened to Controversy a few hours ago and quite enjoyed it. I'm excited to delve further into his discography, though it's overwhelmingly extensive and lowkey pretentious. I thought Madonna was pretentious, but Prince was on another level. Whitney Houston - her lack of songwriting credits has kept me from getting into her music. The same applies to Cher and Celine, I guess. 2Pac - I just listened to Me Against the World and absolutely loved the lyricism and laid-back vibe. Super excited to get into the rest of his discography, though I'm definitely avoiding his posthumous albums like the plague (except for Makaveli since it was finished before his death).
to quote, @GODNA IS A QUEEN Which led me to do some deeper digging. Funny enough, Godna would have been around 9 or 10 years old around the time of the Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction. I looked through some family photo albums at her childhood home and did some interviews with her mom and found that they were on a family vacation that year to none other than the SuperBowl XXXVIII. Guess who else was performing that year? People often forget, but that alone is the key to who truly sabotaged Janet. Halftime show: Jessica Simpson, Ocean of Soul, Spirit of Houston, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, and Nelly. you guessed it. Jessica Successia Simpson. That had me thinking, why is this relevant? Because @GODNA IS A QUEEN is her superfan. An interview we conducted with her mom revealed that this little Simpsonatter (thats what she called her fans in those days) was missing during the super bowl half time performance, conveniently at the time Janet and JT were up there. I have two theories: What if, just what if this little Simpsonatter monster got in behind stage and hatched a plan. Sneak through security (crawl) and go mess with Janet’s outfit?? or did she convince Justin it would be okay Omfg omfg @SlayOut
23 years later to this day and this masterpiece of an album still sounds fresher than yesterday. October 7, 2020 marks the 23 year anniversary of Janet Jackson’s “The Velvet Rope.” Similar to the vein of Madonna’s “Ray Of Light” album, Janet was able to channel vulnerability, spiritual growth, and catharsis with genre bending sounds and atmospheric chutzpah. At the time, no other pop girl channeled raw emotion and conviction to an album released to the masses that was celebrated for its honesty, frankness, and conviction which also received chart praise (no payola, just pure demand). Tackling human sexuality, homophobia, mental health, and even social connection at a time when social media was a mere idea. Even your faves scite this album as their inspiration to be honest and frank when they are tired of playing the industry puppet game. Fun Fact: Janet also worked with Ellen Von Unwerth for the iconic cover whom also worked on Britney’s “Blackout” and Christina’s “Back To Basics” album covers. 🙏🏼😍 As the album closer mentions, be sure to water your spiritual garden. 🌺 🙏🏼