Janet Jackson - Got Til It's Gone

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Music video by Janet Jackson performing Got Til It's Gone. (P) 2006 Virgin Records America, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Virgin Records America, Inc., 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.


"Got 'til It's Gone" is a song by Janet Jackson, featuring rapper Q-Tip and folk singer Joni Mitchell. It was released as the lead single from Jackson's sixth studio album, The Velvet Rope on September 22, 1997. Written by Jackson, Jam and Lewis, with additional writing by René Elizondo, Jr., Mitchell, and Kamaal Ibn Fareed, "Got 'til It's Gone" was considered a departure from Jackson's mainstream pop appeal, striving for a less polished and more authentic alternative hip hop and trip hop-influenced sound. Its lyrics speak of a great lesson Jackson learned — appreciate what you have while you have it.

"Got 'til It's Gone" was met with mostly positive reviews from music critics, who praised its fusion of Jackson's pop style with "harder-edged hip-hop." Adversely, the song was also labeled "disappointing" with an "incongruous" appearance from Mitchell. "Got 'til It's Gone" was not released as a commercial single, making it ineligible to appear on the Billboard Hot 100. However, the song peaked at number 36 on pop formats and reached number three on urban radio. Internationally, "Got 'til It's Gone" reached the top twenty in most European markets, including France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and The United Kingdom

The music video for "Got 'til It's Gone," directed by Mark Romanek, portrays Jackson as a lounge singer during the time of apartheid in South Africa. It was called a "masterpiece" by critics, winning a Grammy Award for "Best Short Form Music Video."

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Artist: Janet Jackson
Video title: Got Til It's Gone

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Category: R'n'B, Soul, Funk
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