The National Library of Congress has added Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” to its archives.
“Rhythm Nation 1814” is an album that captured multiple generations of music lovers. The National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress believes it has a place among some of the greatest albums in history. It was announced along with Nas’ “Illmatic” that it will be forever cherished by the organization.
A well deserved and long time comin’ honor! ✊🏽✊🏽👊🏽👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/HPvXNtOB4u
— Renee Rousseau (@raye8405) March 25, 2021
Released in 1989, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814” was written and recorded with the assistance of the iconic James “Jimmy Jam” Harris III and Terry Lewis. They also had produced Jackson’s breakthrough album “Control” in 1986.
The selections for the National Recording Registry also include groundbreaking recordings in jazz, the blues and gospel — reaching deeper into music history.
Check out reactions online below!
🤍🖤🤍🖤…GET'CHA FLOWERS BOO!!! ALL OF'EM! pic.twitter.com/JPuyBdT3MV
— SirSnobby26 (@HeSnob26) March 25, 2021
• The only album with 7 Hot 100 Top 5 hits and 4 No. 1 singles in 3 separate calendar years
• The only album in history with seven singles each sold in over a million copies worldwide
• The best-selling album of the year in the U.S.
• 12 million copies sold worldwide
— 💯% JANET (@100prcntJANET) March 25, 2021
— SirSnobby26 (@HeSnob26) March 24, 2021
Congrats Janet👑💕 pic.twitter.com/QfTiAA8r7S
— B (@Bridge137) March 25, 2021