October 13, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Janet Jackson

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Janet Jackson
Producers
A&M

Oh, Janet, didn’t you learn anything from Nipplegate? From countless nearly nude magazine covers to her shamelessly eye-popping new video for ”So Excited,” Jackson is literally the most overexposed pop star of her generation. And while there’s no denying that sex sells, it’ll take more than cleavage to reverse the downward spiral of her career. The singer’s latest disc, 20 Y.O., trailed its vapid predecessor, 2004’s Damita Jo, by 85,000 copies in its first week. Her numbers remained strong enough to make the album No. 2, but they marked her lowest debut sales week since 1997’s The Velvet Rope — and a 51 percent dive from 2001’s All for You. So, what’s a 40-year-old sex symbol struggling to stay relevant to do? Letting her T-A-L-E-N-T overshadow her T&A would be a nice start. Besides, Justin Timberlake already brought sexy back.

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST