Janet Jackson posted a video on Twitter Saturday stating she is “thankful” for fans and God after her studio album “Control” charted at No.1 35 years later after its original release in 1986.
“I was at home yesterday by myself, and I began to cry. I was crying because I was filled with gratitude for all that God has blessed me with, and all that he has gifted me,” she said.
The pop artist’s “Control” album turned 35 on February 4, 2021. The album was Janet Jackson’s third studio album and comprised six chart-making songs like “Nasty” and “What Have You Done for Me Lately”. Following the anniversary, the album ranked No.1 on Apple’s Top US Pop Album chart.
After its original release “Control” spent 91 weeks on the Billboard top hip-hop and R&B album chart. On April 19, 1986, it was the first time the album aced at No. 1 spot.
In the video, Jackson said, “I want to thank all of my fans for making Control number one all over again after 35 years. I never, never in a thousand years I would imagine that this would happen. I love you so much, and appreciate you.”
Her statement of gratitude comes a day after Justin Timberlake expressed his guilt to Jackson for his reaction after the 2004 Super Bowl halftime experience.
At the end of their double performance, Timberlake pulled on the part of Jackson’s dress. Therefore, leading to a wardrobe malfunction temporarily exposing her right breast in front of a television audience of 140 million people.
Timberlake shared a public apology to both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson on Twitter for his past behaviour.