On this day in 1993, Janet Jackson released ‘If’. The release 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.
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