Janet Jackson is one of the most iconic entertainers of our time. Today marks Janet’s 53rd birthday and the iconic superstar is celebrating on the eve of her Las Vegas residency launch, aptly titled Metamorphosis. Beyond her well-known whispery vocals lie the body movements of an actual dancing machine. For decades, every black kid—and adult, don’t front—has watched Janet move with exceptional precision and yearned to recreate it in the comforts of their homes.
It’s important to note that this particular tribute comes at an opportune time as May is Mental Health Awareness Month and dancing is an excellent form of self-care. Endorphins for the win!
Janet has a stream of hits and fabulous visuals to match. Her music videos are as iconic as she is, and her incomparable dance breaks have a lot to do with it.