Wednesday 11am: Spot Light Artist – Janet Jackson

May 15, 2019
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Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows.

The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in popular music.

In 1991 Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry. Her fifth album Janet (1993) saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her music. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; she has since continued to act in feature films. Jackson then released her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope (1997), which is distinguished for its innovative production and dark lyrical content. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey. Her seventh album All for You (2001) coincided with a celebration of her impact on the recording industry as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth album Discipline (2008), her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015, she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation, and released her eleventh album Unbreakable the same year.

Having sold over 180 million records, Jackson is one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. She has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as “Nasty”, “Rhythm Nation”, “That’s the Way Love Goes”, “Together Again” and “All for You”; she holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18. In 2008, Billboard placed her number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, and in 2010 ranked her fifth among the “Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years”. In December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance club artist of all-time after Madonna. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers. Jackson was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances II The 80s with Bobby Jay

March 8, 2017
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As we honor International Women’s Day, this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we have some great women on the playlist like: Patti Labelle, Shannon, Diana Ross, Stephanie Mills, Kristol, Janet Jackson, Gladys Knight, Gwen McCrae in addition to a few good men like: Barry White, Bobby Brown, Prince and others. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

June 22, 2016
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gsp2This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” you’ll hear: Sheila E. & Prince, the Isley Brothers, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Barry White, Janet Jackson, Atlantic Starr, the O’Jays, GQ, Stevie Wonder, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Diana Ross and others. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Spend “Hump Day” with me and the music at the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s 7pm ET

February 3, 2016
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Souls Hits 80sUp-coming on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening will be: Janet Jackson, Atlantic Starr, Gerald Alston, the Whispers, Barry White, the O’Jays, Prince, the Blues Brothers, L.L. Cool J, Luther Vandross and more. The show begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Tomorrow; as always, to hear the program again, as often as you’d like until next Wednesday at 7PM eastern, check out the link at: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html. I’ll be looking for you later on with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMax.

Sounds of The 80s with Ron Kovacs 7pm ET

April 27, 2015
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I_Love_80sThis week on the Sounds of The 80s music from John Mellencamp, Power Station, New Kids On The Block, O’Jays, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Martha and The Muffins, and more.  Join Ron Kovacs this Monday evening for the 80s only on RadioMaxMusic.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

July 20, 2014
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gsp-iPad“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com. On the playlist: LL Cool J, Prince, Kurtis Blow, De La Soul, Atlantic Starr, Janet Jackson, Grand Master Flash, Queen Latifah, Doug E. Fresh, Hall & Oates and more. We’ll kick it off at 5PM EDT, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. Reminder, the show will be available to be heard again tomorrow “On Demand.” Click on the PODCAST link, or go direct to http://radiomaxmusic.com/podcasts.html, to check out all the programs available “On Demand.” I’m looking for you later for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” only on RadioMax.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p ET #GSP

May 21, 2014
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i-love-the-80sCheck out “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s later today, when you’ll hear songs by: Janet Jackson, Bob Marley, Chaka Khan, the Beastie Boys, Luther Vandross, Isley, Jasper, Isley, Meli’sa Morgan, New Edition, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Oran “Juice” Jones, Babyface and more. We begin at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT with encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 7PM; all times eastern. So join me this evening for a fantastic time musically with wonderful songs from the 80’s on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

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