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VH1 Staff Discuss Which Pop Diva Is The Queen Of Shade, And S–t Got Real

While the votes continue to roll in, we’re closer to determining who is the ultimate Queen of Pop. And while Pop Stars are known to be shady as hell, you’d be surprised to know that not all of them are. Let us introduce to you a special breed: the Diva. Shade is the Pop Diva’s second language. It’s Beyoncé coughing. It’s Madonna taking a slow sip of tea. It’s Whitney and Mariah not giving a flying f–k. Bet you’ve never seen Britney throwing these verbal knives!

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Britney Spears. Janet Jackson. The Final Battle For The Pop Queen Crown Is On

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And then there were two. After weeks of debate, your votes have narrowed down the sizable Pop Royal Court, and now the contenders face the last hurdle. Britney Jean Spears and Janet Damita Jo Jackson are going head to head in VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff Finals. This is for all the marbles, folks. The winner today gets the crown. Read on to cast your vote!

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Who Does Big Morning Buzz Live Think Will Win Our Pop Queen Faceoff?

Our Pop Queens Faceoff is about to enter its final round and the anticipation is killing us. Today’s semi-final competition between Beyonce and Janet Jackson is heating up, and even Big Morning Buzz Live’s hosts can’t help but talk about it.

In the clip above, Nick Lachey, Michelle Buteau, and Candace Bailey discuss who they think will take the crown. And their debate is just as heated as our actual competition!

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Beyonce Vs. Janet Jackson For The Pop Queen Title Is The Only Election That Matters Today

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It’s election day across the country, but we all know that the only votes that really count are the ones in VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff! We’ve got a royal rumble today, as Queen Beyonce throws down with Janet JacksonTHIS IS IMPORTANT, YOU GUYS!

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Janet Jackson Vs. Mariah Carey: Battle Of The ’90s Queens

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In a music industry full of dynamite female acts, who reigns supreme as the ultimate pop goddess? It’s a daunting question, but we are determined to find the answer. Let’s get ready to rumble, because the next round of VH1?s Pop Queen Faceoff continues! Today we’re pitting two of music’s biggest divas — Janet Jackson andMariah Carey against each other for one glitter-soaked cat fight. Who will come out on top? You decide!

[Artwork: Madelyn Somers]

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Always Imitated, Never Duplicated: Everything In Pop Music That Janet Jackson Did First

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We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking album Janet Jackon’s Rhythm Nation 1814 and bowing down before the pop goddess that is Janet Jackson. Almost from the start Janet was a trailblazer, fusing pop, R&B and hip-hop, raising the bar for music video choreography,  speaking out about social injustice and breaking racial and sexual taboos. The trends she started in fashion and music can still be seen in the work of today’s female stars, such as Ciara, Britney Spears and Beyonce among many others.

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VH1 Vintage: Janet Jackson Reveals Inspiration for Rhythm Nation 1814

This week we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, the 1989 album that cemented Janet Jackson‘s reputation as one of the era’s premiere female artists with it’s messages of sexual empowerment and era-defining new jack swing sound. However, did you know that it was actually a concept album about social injustices and was also accompanied by a 30-minute long form music video? Read more…

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Miss Jackson If You’re Nasty: What Are Janet Jackson’s Most Sexually Empowering Albums?

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Janet Jackson began her solo musical career more than 30 years ago as the fresh-faced baby sister of her famous older brothers. But starting with 1986′s Control and reaching full flight with 1989′s Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this week, Janet matured into an artist equal to any elder Jackson and a grown women in full command of her status as a budding sex symbol. Read more…