Will this be the year Janet Jackson finally gets her due as one of the most important icons in music? After four prior nominations, will LL Cool J be formally recognized as one of hip-hop’s pioneers? And nearly 40 years after their last platinum-selling release, Masterjam, will Rufus and Chaka Khan finally take their…
“Tonight’s honorees represent our radiance and our royalty … Thank you all for showing the world how bright we shine and how hard we rock,” said Black Girls Rock! founder Beverly Bond, speaking to the audience at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center during the Black Girls Rock! Awards, which aired on BET on Sunday…
It was the wardrobe malfunction that rocked the world—and the Federal Communications Commission.
On the heels of the surprisingly successful The New Edition Story last fall, BET decided to ride the gravy train one more time with the Tuesday release of episode one of The Bobby Brown Story, to be followed be episode 2 on Wednesday night. Much like with New Edition, we followed along on social media with care as we…
As people around the world celebrate Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday, Janet Jackson paid homage to the King of Pop aka her big brother Michael Jackson, by releasing a teaser video for her “Remember the Time” inspired video.
The ceremony won’t be televised until Sept. 9, but on Sunday night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., black girl magic was on full display as an array of our established and future icons hit the red carpet for Black Girls Rock! 2018.
Here’s another opportunity to brush off that Rhythm Nation choreo you practiced in your bedroom. Janet Jackson, the original queen of leveling up, will be gracing our TV screens soon to receive the Phenomenal Woman in Music award at Black Girls Rock.
Janet Jackson has finally released her newest music video, that was filmed in Brooklyn, NY earlier this summer. “Made For Now” features Daddy Yankee, and was produced by Harmony Samuels and directed by Dave Meyers. The song is her first musical release since her Unbreakable album in 2015.
Joseph Walter Jackson, who aspired to be a musician himself, instead became the mastermind behind the most successful musical family in pop history, attracting much controversy along the way. He died Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. He was 89.
She may have taught us all the “pleasure principle,” but beloved icon Janet Jackson’s happiness didn’t come as easily as a song and dance. In an exclusive essay and cover story for Essence magazine’s first-ever Happiness issue, the living legend—who will also headline the 2018 Essence Festival on Sunday, July…
Fun fact: We are big advocates of self-love here at The Glow Up. And yes, that extends to becoming an expert at achieving your own pleasure. For real, for real: If you consider yourself a grown woman (or human), self-pleasure should be well-established in your skill set.
On Sunday night, Janet Jackson became the first black woman to receive Billboard’s Icon Award, and during her acceptance speech, she spoke out against sexism, abuse and racism.
“Hey, ladies—all the ladies—louder now, help me out. Come on, all the ladies ... ”
Janet Jackson’s janet. could not have come out at a more critical time in my life. It was the summer of 1993 (the album was released 25 years ago today, May 18), and I was 11 years old going on 12, and puberty was having the time of its life in my body. Since this was still a few years before the internet would be…
I can be prone to hyperbole. I can see proof of it in my daughter, who has adopted my penchant for saying, “This is my favorite song ever” for nearly every song she hears that she likes. We don’t do things small in the My-Last-Name-Isn’t-Really-Jackson household.
First, I’d like to apologize to Editor-in-Chief Danielle Belton for lying to her when she interviewed me for this position that it was my dream job. At that point in my life, I thought playing point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers or starting at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys was a long shot.
As one of the foremost repositories for metadata in the burgeoning sociological science of wypipology, Black Twitter often provides empirical evidence that validates certain collectively assumed hypotheses as actual fact. Today we examine the theory of line stepping.
The denizens of that most promising place of perfected pettiness known as Black Twitter have spoken up loud and clear about the Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake and Miss Janet Jackson—or, as one talented scribe says, “Saint Damita Jo.”
2018 has been deemed the year of the black woman, and Essence kicked off Grammy weekend by honoring four-time Grammy winner Missy Elliott at its 9th Annual Black Women in Music event in New York City on Thursday night.