January 13 : “What Have You Done For Me Lately” is released as the 1st single from “Control” and becomes Janet first TOP 10 hit on the Hot 100 Billboard peaking at #4.
January 27 : Janet makes her first public appearance with her new boyfriend Rene Elizondo Jr at the the American Music Awards ceremony. Michael, Katherine, LaToya, Rebbie & Janet also attend the ceremony. Rebbie, Janet & LaToya present awards. For the show’s conclusion, Michael joins many celebrities including Diana Ross, Janet & LaToya to sing “We Are The World”.
February 4 : The album “Control” is released and becomes a huge success peaking at #1 on Billboard 200 . Janet gives many TV, Radio & magazine interviews to promote the album.
February 17 : The video for “What Have You Done For Me Lately” is premiered on BET.
March 13 : Janet performs “What Have You Done For Me Lately” on American Banstand.
March 29 : In Los Angeles, Janet performs “What Have You Done For Me Lately” on The Soul Train Show.
March 31 : Janet appears on the cover of Jet magazine.
April 11 : Janet performs “What Have You Done For Me Lately” on The Solid Soul Show.
April 15 : “Nasty” is released as the 2nd single from “Control”. It will peak at #3 on Hot 100 Billboard. Janet premieres the video at the Hayvenhurst home movie theatre for Michael & the family. The video is directed by Mary Lambert and choreographed by Paula Abdul and Anthony Thomas.
May 2 : Janet performs “What Have You Done For Me Lately” on Solid Gold.
May 24 : Janet is on the cover of UK’s NME magazine.
July 28 : “When I Think Of You” is released as the third single from “Control” along with a video. It is Janet first ever Number 1 the hot 100 US Billboard. The video is directed by Julian Temple and choreographed by Paula Abdul. Janet’s nephews TJ & Taryll make a cameo in the video.
September : Janet is on the cover of Ebony magazine.
September 5 : Janet attends the MTV Video Music Awards with Rene where she presents an award.
September 10 : Janet & Rene are on a promotional tour in Toronto, Canada.
October 28 : “Control” is released as the fourth single from “Control”. It will peak at #5 on Hot 100 Billboard. The music video is directed by Mary Lambert and features a live performance recorded at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles with Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam, Jellybean Johnson & Jerome Benton. It’s choreograped by Paula Abdul & Anthony Thomas. Janet Dubois from Good Times plays Janet’s mother in the video.
November : Janet goes to Europe with Rene & Anthony Thomas for a promotional tour :
-London (England) : they tape a performance of Control on Top Of The Pops
-Paris (France) : they tape a performance of “Nasty” on TF1 (aired on November 17)
-Amsterdam : They tape a performance of “Control” on Dutch TV show Top Pop
-Madrid (Spain) : they tape a performance of “When I Think Of You” & Nasty at TVE Studios (aired on December 17)
-Berlin (Germany) : they tape a performance of “Control” on at TV Puls (aired on November 20)
-Italy : Janet gives an interview
Hilversum (Netherlands) : they tape Control & When I Think Of You on Countdown Cafe (aired on November 18)
Back in the US Janet performs Control on the Soul Train Show.
December 26 : Jermaine’s mistress, Margaret Maldonado gives birth to a baby boy named Jeremy Jackson while Jermaine’s wife Hazel is pregnant from him…
December 31 : Janet performs “Control” on “Countown to 1987” TV show.