Wikipedia:WikiProject Janet Jackson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Welcome to the Janet Jackson WikiProject!
Jackson performing on the Rock Witchu Tour, 2008

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information on articles related to Janet Jackson. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please see the talk page.

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress. She is known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television appearances, and film roles.

After signing a recording contract with A&M, she came to prominence following the release of her third studio album, Control (1986). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated pop with elements of rhythm and blues, dance, funk, rock, and industrial overtones, leading to appeal in popular music. Her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), focused on socially conscious themes and various musical styles, and made Jackson the only artist in history to garner seven top five singles from the same album. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation of her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio and music channels, she was acknowledged as a role model for her lyrical substance.

Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking, multimillion dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the industry's highest paid artists. Her debut album under the label, janet. (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore carnality in her work. Upon its release, she played the starring role in the film Poetic Justice; and has continued to act in feature films, including The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and the Why Did I Get Married? franchise. Her following album, The Velvet Rope (1997), discussed themes of depression and sadomasochism, spawning the biggest hit of her career, "Together Again". By the end of the nineties, Billboard named her the second most successful recording artist of the decade, following Mariah Carey. Jackson's seventh album, All for You (2001), returned to an upbeat, optimistic sound. It was succeeded by Damita Jo (2004), 20 Y.O. (2006), and Discipline (2008).

Having sold over 140 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. In 2012, Billboard declared Jackson the seventh most successful female artist of the past twenty years, the ninth most successful overall, and was previously ranked second during the mid-decade. In 2010, the publication declared her the fifth most successful artist of the past twenty-five years on the R&B chart. She is currently the third most successful artist on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Jackson has a total of five albums among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Definitive 200 Albums." Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time," and The Telegraph's "120 Essential Pop Albums," considered among the most influential in popular music. She has amassed an extensive catalog of hits, with singles such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Together Again", and "All for You" her most iconic.

One of the world's most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. Her influence is thought to rival that of Madonna and Michael Jackson. Jackson's accolades include six Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, MTV's Video Vanguard Award, and Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. She has been awarded the Radio Music Award's "Legend Award", Recording Academy's "Governor's Award", Billboard Award's "Artistic Achievement Award", MTV's inaugural Icon tribute, American Music Award's "Award of Merit", MTV Japan's "Inspiration Award", and was also the recipient of the "Legend Award" at the World Music Awards. Her film career has garnered industry recognition, receiving MTV Movie Awards and Image Awards. Jackson holds a record of over thirty Billboard Awards, and is the only artist in history to receive Grammy nominations spanning five different genres.

Project links
Project page Talk
Assessment log
Article quality
Article alerts
Quality stats

Scope[edit]

WikiProject Janet Jackson
(edit ·changes)
Things you can do

Open tasks[edit]

The scope of the project covers articles about Janet Jackson and her life and work. Included are also people and things directly related to - or who have achieved a significant part of their notability through their connection to - Janet as an individual. All of these articles should be placed in the Category:Janet Jackson or one of its subcategories. Keeping in mind that the Janet Jackson category is a subcategory of the greater Category:Jackson musical family that this project generally watches over. The WikiProject Michael Jackson also keeps an eye on all the Jackson family related articles and is a project that we collaborate with in style and layout of articles were possible.

Assessement[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Janet Jackson/Assessment - the assessment unit. Get your article boosted up a grade!!!

Barnstar workshop[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Wikipedia:WikiProject Janet Jackson/Barnstar Workshop - See some good work recently? - Please award this at will!!!!

Participants[edit]

Active[edit]

  1. Realist2 (talk · contribs)
  2. BrothaTimothy (talk · contribs)
  3. Bookkeeperoftheoccult (talk · contribs)
  4. Thankyoubaby (talk · contribs)
  5. Efe (talk · contribs)
  6. Funk Junkie (talk · contribs)
  7. Moxy (talk · contribs)
  8. Gabe19 (talk · contribs)
  9. Arre JLover (talk · contribs)
  10. 11JORN (talk · contribs)
Inactive
  1. Democracy to information (talk · contribs) - Last edit on 29 July 2008

Recognized content[edit]

Cscr-featured with shadow.svgFeatured articles[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Good articles[edit]

Citations[edit]

In accordance with Wikipedia policy, facts and assertions should be attributed to verifiable, reliable sources wherever possible (see WP:V and WP:RS).

The Project's preferred method for this is inline citations using the <ref> tag.

Usage is very simple. Examples:

Citing a book: <ref>Author, Book, ISBN, page number</ref>[1]

Citing a book multiple times: Gaar, Gillian G. "She's a rebel: the history of women in rock & roll", ISBN 1580050786 (2002), Seal Press

<ref>Joedough, p23</ref>[2]

Reusing a reference:

<ref name="somewebsite">[http://www.web.com/ Some Website]</ref>[3] Second use<ref name="somewebsite"/>[3]

References[edit]

The citations are displayed by placing a {{reflist}} tag at the bottom of the article.

  1. ^ Author, Book, ISBN, page number
  2. ^ Lewisohn, p23
  3. ^ a b Some Website

Further reading[edit]

Web resources[edit]

Please add any references that can be used

Shortcuts[edit]

Pagename Redirects to page
WP:JANET This page (Wikipedia:WikiProject Janet Jackson)

Templates[edit]

Membership template[edit]

Members should place this userbox somewhere in their userpage to show project membership by including this text: {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Janet Jackson/Userbox}}

Assessment template[edit]

Add this template {{WikiProject Janet Jackson}} to articles related to Janet Jackson for it to be assessed. Don't forget to add the class and importance by adding class=B/C/GA/FA/FL.... and importance=top/mid/low..

Project templates[edit]

It is recommended that Project members add each of the following Project pages to their watchlists.

Code Result
{{WikiProject Janet Jackson}}
WikiProject Janet Jackson  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Janet Jackson, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Janet Jackson and associated groups or individuals on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 
{{Janet Jackson}}
{{Janet Jackson singles}}
{{Portal|Janet Jackson}}

{{Portal|The Jackson Family}}
{{Portal|Michael Jackson}}

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Jackson/Userbox}}
Janet Jackson.jpg This user is a member of the
Janet Jackson WikiProject.

Tips[edit]

?. Use common sense. Ultimately, assume good faith on the part of others, be bold in editing because perfection is not required.
See Wikipedia:Editing policy for more information.

Before starting a new article! - Notability is a concern that must be adhered to. See Wikipedia:Notability (music) for more information.
Need help starting a new article? See Wikipedia:Article wizard it will help you through the process of submitting a new article to Wikipedia.

I. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. New articles and statements added to existing articles may be deleted if unreferenced or referenced poorly. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References for more information.
II. Use proper spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. "We want to learn editors to write proper" There are helpful guidelines in regards to styles. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (music) for more information.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs, which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subjects in question. See Wikipedia:Lead section for more information.
V. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this. See Wikipedia:The perfect article for more information.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]

Categories[edit]



Directory Directory of WikiProjects

 

Council WikiProject Council

 

Guide Guide to WikiProjects