January 11 : Janet is presented with the Chairman’s Award at 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.
March 10 : Janet is presented with the Sammy Davis Jr Heritage Award during the Sixth Annual Soul Train Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
March 28 : Janet & Rene attend the Seventh Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
April 14 : Janet begins to film the movie “Poetic Justice” directed by John Singleton in Los Angeles and featuring Tupac Shakur & Q-Tip. During the filming, she shares an appartment with her friends Tina Landon, Tish Oliver & Jossie Harris.
July : “The Best Things In Life Are Free”, a duet between Janet & Luther Vandross is released and becomes a big hit even though Janet does not appear in the video.
July 4 : Last day of filming for the “Poetic Justice” movie.
September 18 : Janet and Rene Elizondo participate to “Earthwalk” in L.A.
October 2 : Alejandra Loaiza gives birth to Randy Jackson Jr in Colombia, South America.
November 15-18 : The Jacksons-An American Dream is aired on ABC. This mini series about the Jackson family produced by Jermaine & Margaret and becomes a huge success.
December : Janet & Rene arrive in Minneapolis so start the recording sessions of Janet’s next album. They stay at Jimmy Jam’s home.
While taping an Exotic Club Tour in Minneapolis Latoya visits Janet, also in town recording her album, to ask for help in escaping Gordon. Janet gets mad at La Toya, accusing her elder sister of recording their conversation.
December 24-31 : Janet & Rene leave Minneappolis and fly to Anguila for the holidays.