WAKE IT UP!
I just felt like bumpin to some OLD SKOOL! Check out Janet singing a MEDLEY of her hits, ‘R&B Junkie, When I Think Of You’, and ‘The Best Things In Life are Free’ LIVE from her Metamorphosis Vegas stint!
The ICONIC duo of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis have WRITTEN SO MANY hit records for the likes of Michael Jackson, George Michael, Usher, Mariah Carey, BoyzIIMen, Janet Jackson and the LIST GOES ON AND ON… It’s hard to BELIEVE the DYNAMIC duo has never released their OWN album–UNTIL NOW!
The ICON–the INCOMPARABLE, UNBREAKABLE, Janet Jackson celebrates her 55th birthday TODAY!! AND ANYONE that knows me this is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE entertainer. She just is. And you KNOWWWWWWWW we will be celebrating this HOLIDAY ALL DAMMN day per!!!!
On this day we are celebrating 20 years of Janet Jackson’s now ICONIC ‘All For You’ album!
All for You is the seventh studio album by American singer Janet Jackson. It was released on April 16, 2001, by Virgin Records. The album’s development and theme were rooted in Jackson’s separation from husband René Elizondo, Jr. as she was getting to know what dating is like for the first time. Unlike The Velvet Rope, which saw Jackson tackling darker issues such as domestic violence and depression, All for You showcased a mix of upbeat dance-pop and slow R&B sounds, incorporating rock, disco, and funk, as well as soft rock and Oriental music. Its lyrics focus on passion, romance, and intercourse, also discussing themes of betrayal and deceit. The explicit language and sexual content of several songs drew media controversy, causing the album to be banned in several countries.
Lead single “All for You” was one of Jackson’s most successful singles and broke multiple airplay records. In the US, it was the biggest hit of the year, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and became a top ten hit on the majority of singles charts worldwide.
Today as we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, remember the root of the day–it’s all about LOVE, right? Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from?
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.
The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine’s Malady). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. Today, we wish to SHARE our ‘LOVE’ to the VIEWERS and SUBSCRIBERS by compiling a list of ‘SONGS about LOVE’ to help you celebrate YOUR LOVE. Continue reading #HappyValentinesDay: songs about ‘LOVE’ by: #YungBleu #JanetJackson #EdSheeran #HER #KendrickLamar #BrysonTiller #PinkSweats #Beyonce & more! [vids]→