ESSENCE Festival 2018:12 Janet Jackson Dance Routines Every Black Girl Lived For Growing Up

Rachaell Davis Feb, 08, 2018

2018 ESSENCE Festival headliner Janet Jackson has given us more hall-of-fame worthy dance moments than we can count!

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While other elements like the trendsetting fashion looks and endless celebrity cameos certainly played a part in making Janet’s videos historic, it’s the unforgettable choreography that stayed with us forever. Scroll through to see 12 music videos featuring her most iconic dance routines that we still remember to this day, and be sure to grab your tickets to see Janet light the stage on fire at ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans this July.
 

If

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Pleasure Principle

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I Get Lonely

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Escapade

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You Want This

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Miss You Much

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Alright 

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What Have You Done For Me Lately?

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Rhythm Nation

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What Have You Done For Me Lately?

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Nasty

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Control

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