In MarchBusiness Wire reported "Janet Jackson is one of the top ten selling artists in the history of contemporary music; ranked by Billboard magazine as the ninth most successful act in rock and roll history, and the second most successful female artist in pop music history. Retrieved May 16, Reynolds, Simon; Press, Joy The Velvet Rope" Press release. Jackson then released her sixth studio album The Velvet Ropewhich is distinguished for its innovative production and dark lyrical content. The Year's Most-Added Movies.
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Jackson's airplay and music channel blacklist remained persistent, massively affecting her chart performance and exposure. Jackson's dancers but choreography and sets remarkably like those she has used. She has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as " Nasty ", " Rhythm Nation ", " That's the Way Love Goes ", " Together Again " and " All for You "; she holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot singles chart by a female artist with The Los Angeles Times complimented Jackson's showmanship. Several other singles were released, including " Go Deep " and the ballad " Every Time ", which was controversial for the nudity displayed in its music video.