‘I began to cry’: Janet Jackson thanks fans as album ‘Control’ charts again after 35 years
“I was at home the other day by myself and I started crying. I was crying because I was so grateful to everyone that God has blessed me, it’s all he gave me,” she said.
On February 4, the pop artist’s “Control” album turned 35 years old. The album was Jackson’s third studio album and included five chart-making songs such as “Let Have You Done for Me Lily”. Following the anniversary, the album peaked at number 1 on Apple’s Top 40 US Pop Albums Chart.
“Control” spent 91 weeks after its release Billboard Top R&B and Hip-Hop Album Chart, Peaked at number 1 for the first time on April 19, 1986.
“I would like to thank all of you for making control number one again after 35 years,” she said in the video. “I never, never, in a million years I would never think that would happen. I really appreciate you and I love you very much.”
His expression of gratitude comes a day later Justin Timberlake expressed remorse Jackson for his reaction after the 2004 Super Bowl halftime incident.
At the end of their shared performance, Timberlake tightened his part of Jackson’s ensemble, exposing his right breast to a TV audience of 140 million viewers due to a wardrobe malfunction.
The incident negatively affected Jackson’s career and he was forced to apologize for promoting his album “Damita Jo” to answer questions about the incident.
Timberlake posted a public apology to both Jackson and Britney Spears A week after the documentary “Framing Britney Spears” was released on leading fans of Hulu to criticize Timberlake’s past behavior.
“I especially want to personally apologize to both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, because I care and respect these women and I know I failed,” Timberlake wrote.
Jackson did not mention Timberlake’s apology in his most recent video, but it was Timberlake’s first public apology since 2004.
This article was originally published on USA Today: Janet Jackson: ‘Thankful’ to fans again after album ‘Control’ chart