With 34 number one records in her repertoire, R&B/Pop star Janet Jackson will release a greatest hits album August 31. One of the biggest-selling recording artists in the world, the Grammy winner’s previous compilation albums and CDs have been giant hits, her 1995 double platinum Design Of A Decade 1986/1996 and last year’s #1’s. The new project, dubbed âJanet Jackson â Number Ones â Icon,â brings together 11 of the superstar’s #1 hits — 10 of them gold or platinum — and the newly released “Nothing” from the film Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?, which stars Janet. Also, “Nothing,” which Jackson composed, was recently cited by Variety as one of two motion pictures songs of 2010 to date considered to be strongly in the running for Oscar nomination. âJanet Jackson â Number Ones â Iconâ spans more than 20 years, from 1986’s gold “What Have You Done For Me Lately” to her 2009’s “Make Me,” a song which Jackson debuted that year in tribute to her brother Michael at the MTV Video Music Awards and which quickly shot to #1 on the Dance chart. The hits album is part of the new Icon series of albums from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) featuring the greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites of the most popular artists in music history.
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