11 Times Janet Jackson Proved She Is The Ultimate Queen of Pop
Looking back on Janet Jackson’s career, it’s evident that she's had a huge impact on pop music and culture. Many of today’s biggest artists were definitely inspired by Janet Jackson — here's the proof!
Performers often try to emulate her look and style, but there is only one Janet Jackson. However, Teyana Taylor comes mighty close in her photo shoot which was inspired by Janet Jackson's 1993 Rolling Stone magazine cover.
Ciara has often stated that her biggest musical influences were Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson. In 2013, she honored her idols by recreating their classic 1993 video "scream."
Before there was Beyonce, Janet was performing all over the world. So much of Beyonce's style as an entertainer is inspired by Janet Jackson. Beyonce totally nailed Janet Jackson's iconic "Rhythm Nation" costume. You go Bey!
The slick back braids look may be cool now, but Janet was the first to do it back in 1993 in "Poetic Justice." Check out Keke Palmer and this Janet Jackson inspired look. What do you think?
Most people may not know this, but Janet was one of the first artists to recognize Usher's talent. Back in 1998, Jackson selected Usher as the opening act for her "Velvet Rope" tour and thus introduced him to the public during his early career. Usher later paid tribute to Janet at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards.
Janet and Ciara
If there is one artist of our time that emulates Janet Jackson the best, it's Ciara. From her choreography and style to her awesome vocals, Ciara is this generation's Janet Jackson.
"I Get Lonely"
Kelly Rowland has always spoken highly of Janet and her love for the iconic performer. Back in 2010, Kelly recreated Janet Jackson's "I Get Lonely" music video for her performance of the song "Motivation."
Janet Jackson's impact on pop culture goes beyond the music. She's had a lasting impression on everything from fashion, movies and hairstyles.
"Miss You Much"
Britney may be the princes of pop, but Janet is the queen. In the video for "Stronger," Britney does exactly the same dance routine as Janet Jackson's "Miss You Much"
"Love Will Never Do Without" & "Escapade"
Elements of Janet's musical style are evident in Kat Graham's music. The singer has openly expressed her love for Janet and all that she's accomplished. She even channels a younger Janet Jackson in her mashup of Jackson's "Love Will Never Do Without" and "Escapade."
Janet Jackson is so iconic that she's even inspired rappers. Rapper Kendrick Lamar sampled Jackson's song "Any Time, Any Place" for his song "Poetic Justice" (which is the name of the movie Jackson stared in).