Janet Jackson's 20 Greatest Hits

Jackson Released First New CD Since 2008, 'Unbreakable,' on October 2, 2015

During her extraordinary career, Janet Jackson has achieved ten number one Billboard Hot 100 singles,13 number one R&B singles, and 19 number one hits on the Hot Dance/Club Play charts. She made history in 1989-90 with Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 which is the only album to produce seven top five hits.

Here are "Janet Jackson's 20 Greatest Hits."

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1993 - "That's The Way Love Goes"

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Janet Jackson. Christina Radish/Redferns

In 1993, "That's The Way Love Goes" became Janet Jackson's fourth number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and her first platinum single. It sold over three million copies worldwide and earned a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.

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1993 - "Again"

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Janet Jackson attending the 66th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, CA on March 21. 1994,. Barry King/WireImage

"Again," composed by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis for the movie 1993 Poetic Justice, earned an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. She starred in the film with Tupac Shakur

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2000 - "All For You"

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Janet Jackson. Robert Mora/Getty Images

The title song from Janet Jackson's album All For You became her tenth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000. It remained  at the top of the chart for seven weeks, more than any other song that year. "All For You" earned a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording and an ASCAP Award for Song of the Year.

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1989 - "Miss You Much"

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Janet Jackson. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

"Miss You Much" became Janet Jackson's first platinum single in 1989. The song spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and was the longest-running number one hit of 1989. It was also the second-best selling single and the biggest radio airplay song of the year.

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1986 - "When I Think Of You"

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Janet Jackson. Graham Wiltshire/Redfern

In 1986, "When I Think Of You" became Janet Jackson's first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. 20 year-old Jackson became the youngest artist to top the chart since Stevie Wonder hit number one at the age of 13 in 1963.

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1989 - "Rhythm Nation"

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Jant Jackson performing on her 'Rhythm Nation' tour in 1990. Mick Hutson/Redferns

The title song of Janet Jackson's 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814  received numerous honors, including BMI Pop Awards for Most Played Song and Songwriter of the Year, and a Billboard Award for Top Dance/Club Play Single. The Rhythm Nation 1814 film also won a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.

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1986 - "Control"

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Janet Jackson. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

The title song of Janet Jackson's 1986 album Control won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video. Her competition included Michael Jackson, and her victory in the category symbolized that she was not longer in the shadow of her famed brother. 

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1986 - "What Have You Done For Me Lately"

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Janet Jackson. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

"What Have You Done For Me Lately" was the first single from Janet Jackson's third album Control and began her emergence as a music star. It was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Song, and Jackson performed it at the 29th annual Grammy Awards in 1987.

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1995 - "Scream" with Michael Jackson

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Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson. Barry King/WireImage

"Scream" in 1995 was the first single from Michael Jackson's ninth studio album, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, and his first duet with sister Janet. The $7 million video won a Grammy and three MTV Video Music Awards.

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1990 - "Love Will Never Do Without You"

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Janet Jackson. Peter Still/Redferns

"Love Will Never Do Without You" from Janet Jackson's 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814 became her fifth number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

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1997 - "Together Again"

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Chris Rock, Janet Jackson, and P. Diddy at 'The Velvet Rope" album release party on September 3, 1997 in Los Angesl, CA. KMazur/WireImage

"Together Again" from the 1987 Velvet Rope album was Janet Jackson's eighth number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

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2000 - "Doesn't Really Matter"

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Janet Jacksonon her "All For you" tour in 2001. Dave Hogan/Getty Images

Janet Jackson hit number one in 2000 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Doesn't Really Matter" from the Nutty Professor II: The Klumps soundtrack. It was also included on her All for You album. Jackson starred in the movie with Eddie Murphy.

It was ninth number one single, making her the first artist to have a number one hit in three separate decades.

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1987 - "Let's Wait Awhile"

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Janet Jackson. Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images

"Let's Wait Awhile" from the 1986 Control album was the first song Janet Jackson co-produced. She recorded the song with her frequent collaborators, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. It reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart and number two on the Hot 100.

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1990 - "Black Cat"

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Janet Jackson. Barry King/WireImage

"Black Cat" from the 1989 Rhythm Nation 1814 album represented a new sound for Janet Jackson, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. It won a BMI Pop Award for Most Played Song. Alternate versions of the song featured guitar solos by Dave Navarro from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction, and Vernon Reid from Living Colour.

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1994 - "Any Time, Any Place"

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Janet Jackson. RJ Capak/WireImage

"Any Time, Any Place" was the fifth single from Janet Jackson's 1993 album, janet. It remained at the top of the Billboard R&B chart for ten weeks and peaked at number two on the Hot 100.

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1990 - "Escapade"

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Janet Jackson. Dave Hogan / Contributor

"Escapade" from Janet Jackson's 1989 Rhythm Nation 1814 hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100, R&B, and Hot Dance Club Play charts. It was the third of a historic seven top five singles released from the album.

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1986 - "Nasty"

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Janet Jackson with her MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for her "Nasty" video. Chris Walter/WireImage

Janet Jackson won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for her "Nasty" video in 1987. The song also won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single.

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1993 - "If"

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Janet Jackson at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

"If" from the 1993 album janet won a BMI Pop Award for Most Played Song, Best Female Video and Best Dance Video at the MTV Video Music Awards, and a Billboard Award for Dance Clip of the Year. 

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1990 - "Alright"

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"Alright" from Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 received 1991 Grammy nominations for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and Best R&B Song. It also broke Madonna's record as the fourth consecutive single from the album to reach number one on the Billboard dance chart.

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1998 - "I Get Lonely"

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Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

From Janet Jackson's 1998 The Velvet Rope album, "I Get Lonely" was Jackson's twelfth number one hit on the Billboard R&B chart. It was also her eighteenth consecutive top ten hit on the Hot 100, setting a record as the only female performer to achieve that feat, and only the third artist ever following Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The song earned Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.