“Janet” era (1993)

Janet 1993

Recording sessions : September 1992-March 1993

Studios : Flyte Tyme, Edina studio

Label : Virgin Records

Release date : May 18, 1993

Original track listing 

“Morning” 0:31
“That’s the Way Love Goes”
“You Know”
“You Want This”
“Be a Good Boy.”
“If”
“Back”
“This Time”
“Go on Miss Janet”
“Throb”
“What’ll I Do”
“The Lounge”
“Funky Big Band”
-Racism”
“New Agenda”
“Love Pt. 2”
“Because of Love”
“Wind”
“Again”
“Another Lover”
“Where Are You Now”
“Hold on Baby”
“The Body That Loves You”
“Rain”
“Any Time, Any Place”
“Are You Still Up”
“Sweet Dreams”
“Whoops Now” (hidden track)

Peak on Billboard : 200

Demos/Alternate Version/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions 

“That’s the Way Love Goes/If” (1993 MTV Awards Medley) released in 1993 (Limited edition bonus disc)

“Again” (French Version) released in 1993 (Limited edition bonus disc)

“One More Chance” released in 1993 (Special Oz Tour Limited Edition (bonus disc)

“And on and On” released in 1993 (Special Oz Tour Limited Edition (bonus disc)

“70’s Love Groove” released in 1993 (Special Oz Tour Limited Edition (bonus disc)

Others songs from this era 

Singles and videos

1st single : That’s The Way Love Goes (1993) Released on April 20, 1993

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

Music video directed by Rene Elizondo Jr

Date of shooting : March 1993

Date of premiere : April 1993

Official release : On VHS in 1994 (Janet The Videos). On DVD in 1995 (Design of a Decade) and in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

2nd single If Released on July 13, 1993

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 4

Directed by : Dominic Sena

Date of shooting : March 1993

Date of premiere : July 1993

Official release : On VHS in 1994 (Janet The Videos). On DVD in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). Not on Janet’s You Tube official page.

3rd single Again Released on October 12, 1993

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 1

Directed by : Rene Elizondo Jr

Date of shooting : June 1993

Date of premiere : October 1993

Official release : On VHS in 1994 (Janet The Videos). On DVD in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). Not on Janet’s You Tube official page.

4th single Because Of Love Released on January 18, 1994) from the “Janet″ album

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 10

Directed by : Beth McCarthy

Date of shooting : November 1993

Date of premiere : January 1994

Official release : On dvd in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). Not on Janet’s You Tube official page.

5th single Any Time Any Place (1994) Released on May 23, 1994

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 2

Directed by : Keir McFarlane

Date of shooting : January 1994

Date of premiere : May 1994

Official release : On VHS in 1994 (Janet The Videos). On dvd in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

6th single “Throb” Released on June 18, 1994 (only to radios)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

No music video

7th single “You Want This” Released on October 11, 1994

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 11

Music video directed by : Keir McFarlane

Date of shooting : August 1994

Date of premiere : October 1994

Official release : On VHS in 1994 (Janet The Videos). On DVD in 2004 (From Janet to Damita Jo). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

8th single Whoops Now (coupled with What’ll I Do) Released on January 31, 1995 ( only in Europe)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

Music video for Whoops Now directed by : Yuri Elizondo

Date of shooting : January 1995

Date of premiere : February 1995

Official release : On DVD in 1995 (Design Of A Decade). On Janet’s You Tube official page.

Music video for What’ll I Do is a concert performance taken from the Janet. Tour, and has never been released commercially.

Promotion (TV performances/Award Shows/magazine covers etc.)

February 24 , 1993 : Janet attends the Grammy Awards where she presents Michael with the Grammy Legend Award.

March 10, 1993 :  Janet attends the unveiling of Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam’ star on the Hollywwood Walk Of Fame with Quincy Jones and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

April  1993: “That’s The Way Love Goes” is released as the 1st single released from “Janet”. It peaks at #1 on Hot 100 Billboard. Janet goes to Europe with Rene & the Kids to promote the album and perform the song in many TV shows including :

-Paris (France) : Les Années Tubes (aired on April 19), M6 Studios (aired on April 20), Studios des Buttes-Chaumont on Sacrée Soirée (aired on April 22).

-Olympiahalle, Innsbruck (Austria) : Wetten, dass..? aus Innsbruck aired on April 17.

-London (England) : Top Of The Pops aired on April 24.

May 1993 :  Janet is on the cover of Essence & Glamour magazines.

June 9, 1993 : Janet and director John Singleton attend the Liberty Hill Foundation’s 11th Annual Upton Sinclair Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

July 21, 1993 : In Hollywood , Janet attends the premiere of “Poetic Justice” with Rene, John Singleton & Tupac.

August 1993 : Janet is on the cover of US magazine, Young & Modern magazine & Jet (with Tupac).

August 1, 1993 : Janet makes a photoshoot with by George Holz for US Weekly in Los Angeles.

September 1993 : Janet is on the cover of Rolling Stone & Ebony magazines.

September 2, 1993 : Janet performs “That’s The Way Love Goes” & “If” at the MTV Video Music Awards life from the Gibson Amphitheater in L.A. Many attendees at the MTV Video Music Awards express well wishes for Michael.

November 24, 1993 : Janet kicks off the “Janet World Tour” at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Early in her performance she asks her audience to bow their heads and say a silent prayer “for my brother Michael”. MTV interviews Janet and her team of dancers and musicians before the opening night of the tour. The interview airs a few days later along with the full performances of “If” and “Rhythm Nation”.

Janet is on the cover of Jet magazine.

January 22, 1994 : Janet & Rene attend the 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills where “Again” is nominated for Best Song For A film.

February 19, 1994 : The whole Jackson family (except LaToya) is reunited at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas to rehearse & tape The Jackson Family Honors TV Special which is broadcasted a few days later around the world. Janet performs “Alright”.

March 8, 1994 : Janet & Rene attend the 66th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

March 21, 1994 : Janet & Rene attend the 66th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, where  “Again” is nominated for Best Song For A Film. Janet performs the song live but she does not win.

April 7, 1993 : Janet attends the Party for Janet Jackson’s Sold-Out Concert Tour and Plaque Presentation for 10 Million Copies of “Janet” Album at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

May 14, 1994 :  Janet performs “Throb” & “Anytime Anyplace” during the season finale of Saturday Night Live in New York City.

June 4, 1994 : Janet accepts two MTV Movie Awards for her part in “Poetic Justice” live from the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

September 8, 1994 : Michael & Lisa Marie open the MTV Video Music Awards Ceremony with a big kiss live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Janet attends the ceremony where she accepts an award for “If”.

October 1994 : Janet is on the cover of VIBE Magazine.

October 8, 1994 : Michael & Lisa attend an Elvis Presley tribute gala in Memphis with Janet & Rene and Lisa’s mother Priscillia Presley.

November 1, 1994 : Janet attends her makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin’s benefit toasting his new book “THE ART OF MAKEUP”.

January 16, 1995 : Janet is honored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, during its CORE  ‘Living The Dream’ Ambassadorial Reception Awards Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City.

Janet is on the cover of Ebony Magazine.

March 16, 1995 : Janet performs “Whoops Now” on Wetten Dass in Germany (aired on March 18).

March 24, 1995 : Janet performs “Whoops Now” at Théâtre de l’Empire in Paris, France for French TV Show on TF1.

April 7, 1995 : While in London, Janet performs “Whoops Now” on Top Of The Pops.

April 10, 1995 : While in Paris Janet is a guest on French TV show “Nulles Part Ailleurs”.

May 12, 1995 : Janet & Rene attend the Eighth Annual Essence Awards at Paramount Theatre, Madison Square Garden in New York City where Janet is presented with an award.

Concerts

Janet World Tour 1993-1995

Previous Era : « Rhythm Nation 1814 » (1989)

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