27th Anniversary of Janet Jackson’s ‘If’

Released: July 13th, 1993

Janet Jackson’s ‘If’ was controversial to mainstream audiences at the time, as Janet had not previously embraced her sexuality so publicly in this way.


The music video launched some of the most iconic choreography in history, and has been cited as inspiring many younger artists.

‘If’ won numerous awards including a Billboard Award, BMI Pop Award, MTV VMA, and Soul Train Music Award.


Chart positions:

  • Australia: #11
  • Canada: #3
  • Japan: #9
  • New Zealand: #8
  • UK: #14
  • US: #4

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