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Universal Music Group just announced that Janet Jackson’s sixth album, The Velvet Rope, will get a 25th anniversary deluxe edition.

The 1997 album originally touted 23 tracks produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Throughout the album Janet embraced the themes of female sexuality, domestic violence and mental health, through the lens of a black woman. The album immediately gained popularity debuting at No.1 on the Billboard 200 charts in October of 1997. “Together Again” snatched the top spot, while “I Get Lonely” grabbed No. 3. The album shortly thereafter won a Grammy for Best Short Form Best Music Video with “Got Til It’s Gone”. Over time the album the album has sold over a million copies in Europe and receiving 3x platinum status in the United States.

That’s over 4 million copies people.

1. Janet Jackson – Got ‘Til It’s Gone

2. Janet Jackson – Together Again

3. Janet Jackson – I Get Lonely

The deluxe re-issue of The Velvet Rope will feature an extra 13 remixes, including 8 never been streamed remixes. The second component of the re-issue features appearances from Timbaland, Missy Elliot, BLACKstreet, The Ummah (Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and J Dilla) and Masters at Work.

The Velvet Rope 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be released on Friday (October 7), exactly 25 years since its debut.

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