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album by Janet Jackson

All for You

Release Date 24 Apr 2001
Released19 years, 9 months ago
Performer Janet Jackson
All for You
All for You
Pharrell Williams performing on September 30, 2008, in Montreal.

About All for You

All for You is the seventh studio album by American singer Janet Jackson. Released on April 24, 2001 by Virgin Records America, its development and theme was rooted in Jackson's separation from husband René Elizondo, Jr, getting to know what dating is like for the first time. Unlike The Velvet Rope, which saw Jackson tackling darker issues such as domestic violence and depression, All for You showcased a mix of upbeat dance-pop and slow R&B sounds, incorporating rock, disco, and funk, as well as soft rock and Oriental music. Its lyrics focus on passion, romance, and intercourse, also discussing themes of betrayal and deceit. The explicit language and sexual content of several songs drew media controversy, causing the album to be banned in several countries. All for You received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended its upbeat nature and the sonic innovation of several songs. It was also considered one of her sexiest albums and among the best of her career. The album received three Grammy Award nominations, including Best Pop Vocal Album, winning Best Dance Recording for its title track. It became Jackson's fifth consecutive album to top the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States and had the biggest opening week sales of her career. Upon its release, it also had the second highest first week sales for a female artist in Nielsen SoundScan history. It reached the top five of most countries internationally and was the biggest selling international pop album of the year in Japan. Certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it has sold over three million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan and an estimated seven million copies internationally. All for You was the year's twelfth biggest selling album worldwide, and was one of the best selling albums of the decade, in the United States. Lead single "All for You" became one of Jackson's most successful singles and broke multiple airplay records. In the US, it was the biggest hit of the year, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and became a top ten hit on the majority of singles charts worldwide. "Someone to Call My Lover" reached number three on the Hot 100 and within the top twenty internationally while "Son of a Gun" peaked within the top 40 in most territories. "Come On Get Up" was also released as a promotional single in Japan. Additionally, a modified version of Jackson's 2000 hit single "Doesn't Really Matter", taken from the soundtrack of the comedy film The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, was included in the album's track list. In support of the release, Jackson embarked on the All for You Tour, which ranked her as the year's third most successful touring act. In promotion for the album, Jackson was declared MTV's inaugural icon, receiving a televised tribute titled MTV Icon: Janet Jackson. The special honored Jackson's contribution within music and popular culture, in recognition of "one of the most influential and beloved tastemakers in contemporary pop." Jackson was presented numerous career accolades, including the American Music Award's Award of Merit, TMF Award's Lifetime Achievement Award, and Recording Academy's Governor's Award.

Extra Info

Genre pop music
Producer Rockwilder
Record label Virgin Records
Follows The Velvet Rope
Followed by Damita Jo