Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ Album Enters The Top 5 iTunes Chart 34 Years After Its Original Release

Recording artist and actress Janet Jackson walks onstage at the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2013 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street.
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Janet Jackson‘s iconic album, Control, may have been released 34 years ago, but it is still making an impact on the charts.

On Tuesday, the music icon took to Twitter to thank her followers for getting the classic album back into the top 10 of the U.S. iTunes chart. By Wednesday, the record had crept into the top five.

Loyal fans of the entertainer have noticed the album’s climb back up the charts and are thrilled to see it.

“Janet Jackson is at home spending quality time with her son while her album Control is re-entering the iTunes chart without her saying a word of doing so to promoting it… we love to see it,” one user wrote.

“34 years later and still killing it! It’s Janet, Miss Jackson if you’re nasty! @JanetJackson#Control,” another devotee shared.

“@JanetJackson making history with her breakthrough album, Control, 34 years later!” remarked a third fan.

Since the exciting news, Jackson has posted a video of herself from an old tour performing a medley of songs taken from the album.

In the clip — posted to her Instagram — the “That’s the Way Love Goes” songstress performed to a packed-out arena, supported by other dancers. She stunned in a cropped denim vest with plaid pants and accessorized with a black leather belt featuring studs embroidered all over it and chains that hung off her pants. Jackson showed off her slick dance moves and reminded her 4.6 million followers as to why she is considered one of music’s greatest dancers.

The “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” hitmaker included “#Control” and “#InternationalDanceDay” with the upload.

Control was originally released in February 1986. According to Billboard, the LP peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 on July 5 of that year and spent a total of 106 weeks on the chart.

That era of her music career produced five top 10 singles that are considered some of her signature songs.

“What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “Nasty,” “Control,” and “Let’s Wait Awhile” all entered the top five on the U.S. Billboard 100. In 1987, “When I Think of You,” became the first of many No. 1 hits for the living legend.

Control earned Jackson her only Album of the Year nomination at the Grammy Awards.

Jackson is no stranger to sharing nostalgic content on Instagram. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the “Made for Now” chart-topper recently posted a stunning photo shot by George Holz that was taken in 1993. Jackson wowed in a white knitted crop top with long sleeves and high-waisted light blue jeans. She sported her light brunette curly hair down and accessorized with hoop earrings.