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
Read the full billboard article here.