By | May 17, 2018

Ahead her Billboard ICON Award this Sunday (May 20), Janet Jackson took to the cover Billboard Magazine to speak about her trials growing and maturing in the industry, what keeps her motivated as a mother and new artists that inspire her to create more music. With a career with No. 1 albums in four consecutive decades; roughly 32 million albums sold in the United States, according to a Billboard estimate; 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including 10 No. 1s, its easy to see how one could deem Janet an ICON. But her personal journey has been one to watch.

On finally getting her shot at solo-stardom

On allowing Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to draw the framework her new found Control

 

On Michael asking her to sing backgrounds on Thriller

On new music

On new artists being more courageous than ever

On the pressure creating music that reflects the State the World

On motherhood and being a woman

Janet Jackson Covers Billboard: Talks Early Life, New Artists, Motherhood, New Music & More

 

Read the full billboard article here.