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Janet Jackson Speechless Over Library Of Congress Addition

LEGENDS & ICONS OF MUSIC - Kevin Douglas Article

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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.

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.

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