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On this day in music history: September 19, 1989 - “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814”, the fourth album by Janet Jackson is released. Produced by Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson, Jellybean Johnson and John McClain, it is recorded at Flyte Tyme Studios in Minneapolis, MN from September 1988 - May 1989. Issued as the follow up to the hugely successful “Control” album, it is a concept album with many of the songs touching on the subject of social injustice. Taking a greater role in the creative process this time out, half of the albums twelve songs are either co-written or written by Janet herself. The ambitious project is supported with both an accompanying long form music video (which wins a Grammy Award for Best Longform Video in 1990), and her first major tour. The album is extremely well received by fans and critics, and becomes the only album in history to spin off seven top five singles, including four number one pop (“Miss You Much”, “Escapade”, “Black Cat”, “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”), and three number one R&B singles (“Miss You Much”, “Rhythm Nation”, “Escapade”). “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814” spends four weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, three weeks (non-consecutive) on the R&B album chart, and is certified 6x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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The long awaited NIGHTWISH music video “ÉLAN” is finally here.

Inspired by the untold stories of abandoned places around Finland, the video was nearly a year in the making and features some of the most loved Finnish actors and actresses. And also the legendary NIGHTWISH symbol, a snowy owl (Bubo Scandiaca in Latin) called “Urho” (“Braveheart”).

All rights Oily Empire Ltd Oy, directed by Ville Lipiäinen

Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be released on March 27th (EU), 30th (UK) and 31st (NA + Rest of World).

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Moonwalker, 1987

Rather than featuring one continuous narrative, the film is a collection of short films about Jackson, several of which are long-form music videos from Jackson’s Bad. The film is named after the dance technique known as the moonwalk, which was one of his trademark moves. The name of the dance move was dubbed by the media, not by Jackson himself; however, he did choose the title of the film himself. Moonwalker was a success at the box office, making a total of $67,000,000 worldwide.

Dvicio nominado en Latin Grammy


Dvicio está nominado en la 17ª entrega de Premios Latin Grammy del próximo 17 de noviembre en Las Vegas .
En la categoría “Mejor Vídeo Musical Versión Larga” por “Justo Ahora y Siempre” .

“Dvicio nominated on the Latin Grammy


Dvicio is nominated on the 17th Latin Grammy Awards that will take place on November 17 in Las Vegas.
On the category "Best Long Form Music Video” for “Justo Ahora y Siempre”.

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On this day in music history: January 13, 1990 - “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #2 for 2 weeks on the Hot 100 on January 6, 1990. Written by Janet Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis, it is the seventh R&B chart topper for the youngest member of the Jackson family. Released as the second single and title track from Jackson’s fourth album, it is based around a sample of Sly & The Family Stone’s funk classic “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”. The song lyrics express a positive message of racial unity and harmony and a cry against social injustice with the promise of a better world. The song is the centerpiece of a thirty minute long form concept music video shot in black and white (also featuring  the songs “Miss You Much”, “Black Cat”, and “The Knowledge”), and directed by frequent collaborator Dominic Sena. The film also features actor Tyrin Turner (“Menace II Society”) as “Kickdrum”, an aspiring young musician trying to escape the negative pull of the streets, after his best friend is killed. Filmed at an actual electrical power plant in Pasadena, CA and on The Chaplin Soundstage at A&M Records in Hollywood, the grueling film shoot will cause Jackson to collapse from physical exhaustion, requiring her to be hospitalized.  Premiering on MTV in its entirety on  September 16, 1989. The visually striking film will become an immediate hit with fans. Released commercially on VHS tape and laserdisc, the video will become a best seller, winning the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 1990. Seven weeks after the single tops the R&B chart, Janet will embark on her first concert tour (“The Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour”), playing one hundred dates in North America, twelve in Japan, and seven on the European continent. “Rhythm Nation” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.