Three commercial singles were released from Damita Joalthough all were affected by the airplay and music channel blacklist following Jackson's controversial Super Bowl incident. It held the top position for five weeks in Japan and was the year's second biggest international hit;  also reaching number two in Belgium, three in Canada, and six in Spain.
The "UK Radio Edit" replaces guitars with synths and electronic beats. A re-recorded urban remix titled "Love Me" was produced by Just Blazeinitially planned for selected radio formats, but was withdrawn upon the radio boycott. Music executives had shown interest in several potential singles, including "Sexhibition", "Island Life", "Thinkin' 'Bout My Ex", and "My Baby", which Jackson said was "a nice problem to have".
It received favorable reviews for its innovation and fusion of various musical styles. It charted on the Mainstream Top 40 at number thirty-three in Julyalso charting within twelve other territories due to high single sales, notably reaching the top twenty in the United Kingdom, and top twenty-five in Australia, Belgium, and Romania. It was not regarded as an official single and did not have a music video or promotion.
Upon its release, Damita Jo received positive to mixed reviews from most music critics. Damita Jo " has the goods to do exactly that. The critique said Jackson "freely pursues her sexual and love fantasies", noting "If she ever seemed tentative in her erotic explorations in the past, she's completely self-assured here. Jackson's new collaborators were said to induce a "freshening" effect while maintaining familiarity.
Rating it four out of five stars, Blender critic Ann Powers stated the album is "Artfully structured, unapologetically explicit, Damita Jo is erotica at its friendliest and most well-balanced. This hour-plus of Tantric flow even erases the memory of Jackson's clunky Super Bowl breast-baring.
Four tracks, each barely three minutes long, go hurtling past in a head-spinning blur of snapping rhythms, buzzing synthesized noise and oddly disconnected samples: cut-up vocals and glockenspiel on Strawberry Bounce, rattling tablas on Sexhibition. Elsewhere, there are impossibly lithe basslines - notably on All Nite Don't Stop and I Want You, an intriguing electronic reconstruction of an early s soul ballad.
Calling pop a "singles genre", Power's said " Damita Jo' s strike rate is remarkably high. It's triumphant stuff. Publications declared the album "flirty, sensual, hot pop" in "traditional Janet style", adding "The slow grooves blend together and the seductive vocals express passion. Call me immature, but I figure there's never enough good sex in the world. In a culture inundated with dirty pornos, Damita Jo is good sex. Giving it three out of five stars, Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine criticized Damita Jo saying it featured "a slew of the gooey, structureless sex ballads that have become Janet's staple.
Music UK gave it four out of ten stars, saying "Numerous explanatory spoken word asides seek to reassure us that Janet, as she approaches 40, is seeking love rather than reveling in lust. But after a third or fourth listen, the slick grooves of "Spending Time With You" and "Island Life" gain more identity. A bit of editing and a couple of killer dance tracks would've made it even better. Damita Jo was a commercial success, but was considered a "disappointment" in the media compared to Jackson's previous efforts.
It soldcopies during its first week of release in the United States, debuting at number two on Billboard behind Usher 's Confessions. Damita Jo has sold 1, copies in the US. In total, Damita Jo has sold in excess of 2. She also didn't count on the backlash, a backlash that has actually caused her the same fate as Madonna: public apathy to her music.
Jackson stated: "Of course everyone wants to sell records and be number one. And I think that's important. But for a lot of artists today, it's all about the money as opposed to the art. What happened to artists creating this wonderful body of music that touches people and changes their lives? Yet a lot of fans in Europe came up to me saying they absolutely felt it was my best album.
There were all kinds of reactions to the album, and there was obviously a lot of drama surrounding that album as well. The high-ups are still pissed at her, and this is a punitive measure. Following Jackson's controversial Super Bowl halftime show performance incident Album), conglomerates involved with the broadcast were heavily fined by the U.
Justin Timberlakewho performed with Jackson I Want The World - Embrace - The Good Will Out (CD the incident, did not receive the same treatment. The result is that despite some initial backing for "Just a Little While," radio and TV support for her music has withered, as the conglomerates worry about angering the FCC and Congress" in fear of receiving fines for supporting Jackson. The excerpt added ""I Want You," for example, would have been an across-the-board smash pre-Nipplegate. Lead single "Just a Little While" quickly became the most added and played song on pop formats, increasing nearly five-hundred percent in airplay and garnering "sizeable" downloads.
The boycott drew attention from critics when providing commentary on the album. Langston Wertz Jr. Music channels owned by Viacom, including MTV and VH1, refused to air Jackson's videos or only aired them in minor rotation following the incident, stated to be "a major catalyst" in the album's performance. Yet the sedate new video from Janet Jackson—a fixture on the cable channel for almost two decades and its first " MTV Icon "—has been absent from its playlist. Meanwhile, Jackson's name had barely been mentioned on MTV—unusual for a superstar whose previous projects have typically gotten heavy promotion.
It certainly could raise a few questions if you have an investigative mind. But that's just a coincidence! Damita Jo was the first of Jackson's albums in the SoundScan era to miss reaching number one on the Billboard However, it made Jackson the first female artist to have six consecutive studio albums debut within the number one or two position. Due to various blacklisting, the album is often considered to not have received proper recognition. The Daily Telegraph included Damita Jo among " Essential Pop Albums", commenting the "luscious lost classic is like dining on a seven-course meal comprised entirely melted marshmallows"; also remarked to be "criminally underrated".
Jesse Washington of Associated Press commended Jackson's output to remain "consistently good" and "eclipsing Michael 's"; praising Jackson as equal to peer Madonna 's: "For creating pop confections that you can grind to on the dance floor [ She's still relevant and compelling 22 years after her first album, and will probably remain so long after her right breast is forgotten.
Jackson long ago established herself as one of the greatest and most consistent performers [ Sanneh concluded, "Jackson has spent the better part of two decades using that whispery voice and that shy smile to keep some small part of herself hidden, even when she seems to be exposing herself.
Maybe that's why she can still cause such a fuss. And maybe that's also how she's managed to last so long. Cromelin observed Jackson's vocal inflections to convincingly deliver "serviceable personas"; ranging from "haughty stripper to a wide-eyed kid who loves long walks on the beach. The album's vocal production received prominent recognition. Jackson's layered "breathy harmonies", built upon "little countermelodies" and overdubbed "nonverbal asides", were considered an inventive technique; providing a "plush romance".
Jackson's approach to "shrouded" harmonies were also thought to produce intimacy and comfort; which "makes even a relatively raw number like "Sexhibition" feel like a private moment between you and the owner of history's most downloaded breast. Its vocals were described as "lovely" and "quite graceful", containing an "unassuming flutter and grit"; ultimately displaying a progression, saying "Jackson has grown into her voice along with the rest of her body.
Several critics observed the theme of Damita Jo to subsequently influence artists using similar concepts of alternate identities within album campaigns, regarding Jackson as the trendsetter in which singers "declare themselves in possession of multiple personalities". ABC News Radio stated "taking a page from Janet Jackson's album, Damita JoBritney Spears has combined her first and middle names — Britney Jean — to come up with the title for her much-anticipated eighth studio album.
It has such a good beat to it. Sasha Fierce album to be influenced by Damita Jo. And now Beyonce wants us to know that this album I love that album. Janet never stops giving you what you want. She's an artist that will always be regarded as one of the best. Like Madonnashe's reinvented herself a lot and kept a connection with her audience. The whole Super Bowl thing ruined her reputation with the media and pretentious prudes, but who cares about them?
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One of the three judges, Laurieann Gibsonclassified her second performance as "one of the best" in Dance Showdown and the last one as the best she had ever seen. Almost a year after its official release, Stirling's self-titled studio album was re-released on October 29,as an exclusive deluxe version featuring newly recorded versions and remixes of her best-known songs such as "Crystallize", "Elements", and "Transcendence".
Target carried four bonus tracks while all other retailers had two additional tracks. Stirling also performed during the live-streamed event.
Stirling appeared on several Billboard year-end charts; notably, No. At the beginning ofStirling's self-titled album hit gold in Poland,  received its first platinum certification in Germany  and later on in Austria.
On March 12,Stirling posted a video announcing her second studio album, Shatter Mewould be released in May. At the end of the first day, the signed Shatter Me CD was already sold out.
The song, " Beautiful Times ", was released on April 8. On April 23,Stirling released the second single of her upcoming album: "Shatter Me". The song, the album's title track, accumulated 1. In the U. Stirling also performed her first single "Beyond the Veil" during the ceremony.
On May 13,Stirling performed in San Diegothe first show of her second world tourwhich consisted of 77 shows in total, 48 in North America and 29 in Europe. In the same chart, Stirling's debut studio album was at sixth place withcopies sold in the first half of In August, it was revealed that Stirling would be part of two collaborations. The first one was revealed on August 13, and was about Stirling collaborating for a second time with the a cappella group Pentatonix for their third studio album PTX, Vol.
III on the song " Papaoutai ", by Stromae. On January 9,Stirling was featured on the Forbes list '30 Under 30' as one of the few musicians featured in the top thirty of recognized celebrities under the age of thirty. The fifty selected artists were the ones with biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months.
Stirling released the music video for "Take Flight". On July 1, while being interviewed by Billboard in New York, Stirling announced that when her current tour finished in August she would begin work on her third studio album: "As soon as we finish this tour, mid-August, I'm just gonna jump straight into the studio, it's pretty exciting and it's also terrifying to start thinking about a new album again. But I'm honestly so excited to see where it goes. I have a lot of ideas on directions it could go, and I'm really excited to see which way it could go.
But the truth is, I don't know where it's going! In its July 22 issue, Variety magazine ranked Stirling eleventh on its Digital Star Ranking, which ranks the top twelve stars in the digital world. In late DecemberStirling earned her first US Billboard Hot entry with "Hallelujah" debuting at number 81 on the issue dated January 9,and peaking at number one on the Hot Christian Songs Chart, being her first single in doing so as well.
Stirling had announced in June that over the course of two and a half years, she had completed an autobiography, The Only Pirate at the Partypublished by Gallery Books. Passey, Stirling's sister, the book was released on January 12,and was listed at 10 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list for January 31, She was uncomfortable with the treatment until she began pretending she was a pirate. Stirling became intrigued by the pirate lifestyle, and said:.
Pirates don't take orders or ask permission, They do what they want. Allow me to clarify. If your mom asks I Want The World - Embrace - The Good Will Out (CD to do the dishes, do not pull out your pirate attitude. But if someone tells you you're not good enough, says your dreams are too lofty, or claims there is no room in showbiz for a dancing violinist — well then, by all means, pull out your eye patch, my friend, and take to the high seas.
In JanuaryStirling's autobiography was released under the name of The Only Pirate at the Partywhich would later reach the tenth position at The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-seller list. In JuneStirling announced her new studio album Brave Enoughwhich was set to be released on August 19, Shortly after, she uploaded a new music video "The Arena" to her main channel. In AugustStirling performed in the opening ceremony of The Internationala Dota 2 tournament which had the biggest prize pool in eSports history.
In SeptemberStirling was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on season 25 of Dancing with the Stars. She was paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas. Inshe appeared on the track "Hi-Lo", the third track of Evanescence 's fourth studio album Synthesisand toured with the band in the U.
On June 21,Stirling released a new single, called "Underground". At the end of the music video, it was announced that her new album would be called Artemisand it would be released on September 6, Some examples are "Underground", "Between Twilight", and "Sleepwalking". In AugustLindsey Stirling was announced as a second time collaborator with Evanescence for the third single, Use My Voicealongside many rock singers as well as past collaborator Lzzy Hale.
Stirling also collaborated with American post hardcore band Escape the Fate on the song Invincible in October. A music video was also released for the song included Stirling herself.
Stirling also started a weekly podcast, scheduled to be premiered every Friday, called " String Sessions " and featuring music artists. Every episode is started with a string violin cover of a song by the featured artist.
On October 1,Stirling teamed with the non-profit Atlanta Music Project to help spread appreciation of music to children who might not otherwise have the chance.
The Atlanta Music Project's mission was "to inspire social change by providing Atlanta's under-served youth the opportunity to learn and perform music in orchestras and choirs. The money collected from the sale of those shirts went directly to the Atlanta Music Project with the combined goal of raising enough to provide music training for 50 children. Donators received an exclusive photo laminate of Stirling and pet chihuahua Luna Latte.
Oishei Children's Hospital. On May 8,Stirling participated at the Festival, a mental health awareness event created by Talinda Bennington and Kevin Lyman. All net proceeds from the event were donated to its nonprofit partners. Stirling uses a variety of violins depending on her performance. For studio recording, Stirling uses an early s Ernst Heinrich Roth " Roth " acoustic violin most of the time  and her Yamaha silent violin for an extremely clean sound.
However, she stopped using the "Roth" live because she was sweating so much during the show. About a potential studio album under the Pumpkins United line-up, Deris stated in March "We certainly have lots and lots of talks [about it].
This summer, if the chemistry goes on like this, then everything is possible. After recording that particular "Pumpkins United" song, we realized that it's easy working together. So, I could see an upcoming album for the future. If the chemistry stays the way it is now, I definitely would say 99 percent yes, we're going for it.
So, we are not lying. It's very easy to say; we are just too lazy to get started with that", while Hansen stated "There's a lot of ideas in the room for what we do next and so on. But, nothing is kind of decided. Nothing is ripe for the decision. We leave that open, kind of. On 21 Augustthe band announced that, at the request of their label Nuclear Blastthe Pumpkins United line-up would perdure afterand that a live CD and DVD for the Pumpkins United World Tour would be released in earlyfollowed by a new studio album to be recorded later that year for a planned release, with Weikath, Hansen and Deris acting as a "songwriting trio"; this will be their first studio album to feature Hansen since Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part II inand the first with Kiske since Chameleon in On 26 Novemberthe band published a video in which they shared that they had begun recording their next album in Hamburg and that they were planning to resume touring in late The band also announced that they had "decided to shift the release" of their new album to early next year; with six years between My God-Given Right and the new album, this marks the longest time between two Helloween studio albums, as the band had never previously spent more than three years without releasing a new studio album.
In Marchit was announced that the band's first album with the Pumpkins United line-up would be titled Helloweenand it was released on 18 June From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the band's album, see Helloween album. Not to be confused with the band Halloween or the holiday.
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