The Iconic Inspiration: Janet Jackson

Catch the iconic Janet Jackson at the 2015 BET Awards!

The Iconic Inspiration: Janet Jackson  - From style to music to acting and much more, Janet has shown many times over that she is a jack of all trades. There comes a time in life where the people who have come after must pay their respect to those who have paved the way, and BET.com would like to honor Janet Jackson. (Photo: A&M Records)

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The Iconic Inspiration: Janet Jackson - From style to music to acting and much more, Janet has shown many times over that she is a jack of all trades. There comes a time in life where the people who have come after must pay their respect to those who have paved the way, and BET.com would like to honor Janet Jackson. (Photo: A&M Records)

'Pretty Girl Rock'  - Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" music video pays homage to several artists, such as TLC, Diana Ross, Josephine Baker and, of course Miss Janet! Keri, baby, we love how you channeled Janet's "Rhythm Nation." From the ensemble to the moves, she's was spot on! (Photo: Mosley / Zone 4 / Interscope)

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'Pretty Girl Rock' - Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" music video pays homage to several artists, such as TLC, Diana Ross, Josephine Baker and, of course Miss Janet! Keri, baby, we love how you channeled Janet's "Rhythm Nation." From the ensemble to the moves, she's was spot on! (Photo: Mosley / Zone 4 / Interscope)

'I'm Out'  - If you love Michael and Janet's "Scream" video, then you'll fall in love with Ciara and Nicki Minaj's "I'm Out" video. From the futuristic-themed set to the gestures to the all-white outfits, it's very similar.(Photo: Epic Records)

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'I'm Out' - If you love Michael and Janet's "Scream" video, then you'll fall in love with Ciara and Nicki Minaj's "I'm Out" video. From the futuristic-themed set to the gestures to the all-white outfits, it's very similar.(Photo: Epic Records)

An Escapade - Kat Graham's video and song "Love Will Never Do Without An Escapade" is a mash up of Janet's "Love Will Never Do Without You" and "Escapade." Kat often states that her music and moves are heavily derived from Janet's music and choreography.  (Photo: Talkboy TV Productions)

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An Escapade - Kat Graham's video and song "Love Will Never Do Without An Escapade" is a mash up of Janet's "Love Will Never Do Without You" and "Escapade." Kat often states that her music and moves are heavily derived from Janet's music and choreography.  (Photo: Talkboy TV Productions)

'Poetic Justice'  - While Janet was taking a break from music, artists like Kendrick Lamar and Drake were cooking up something very cool in the studio. Kendrick's hit song "Poetic Justice" sampled Janet's smooth classic joint "Any Time, Any Place." (Photo: Aftermath/Interscope Records)

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'Poetic Justice' - While Janet was taking a break from music, artists like Kendrick Lamar and Drake were cooking up something very cool in the studio. Kendrick's hit song "Poetic Justice" sampled Janet's smooth classic joint "Any Time, Any Place." (Photo: Aftermath/Interscope Records)

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Rolling Stone  - Teyana Taylor's photoshoot was inspired by the 1993 Rolling Stone cover featuring 27-year-old Janet Jackson. Janet's cover showed that the young artist was finally coming of age and ready to dive into deeper, sexually charged topics. (Photos from left: Lance Gross; Rolling Stone, September 1993)

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Rolling Stone - Teyana Taylor's photoshoot was inspired by the 1993 Rolling Stone cover featuring 27-year-old Janet Jackson. Janet's cover showed that the young artist was finally coming of age and ready to dive into deeper, sexually charged topics. (Photos from left: Lance Gross; Rolling Stone, September 1993)

Halloween Scene  - Beyonc? (dressed as Rhythm Nation-era Janet) and baby Blue completely nailed it! The original outfit for the video has since been included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. (Photo: Beyonce.com)

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Halloween Scene - Beyoncé (dressed as Rhythm Nation-era Janet) and baby Blue completely nailed it! The original outfit for the video has since been included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. (Photo: Beyonce.com)

Poetic Justice Braids  - Poetic Justice braids are back in style! The '90s is back! Justice, played by Janet Jackson, was a hair stylist, so we guess it's clear why her hairstyle was such a big deal. (Photos: Tae Heckard via Tumblr, Keke Palmer via Instagram, Columbia Pictures Corporation / New Deal Productions / Nickel)

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Poetic Justice Braids - Poetic Justice braids are back in style! The '90s is back! Justice, played by Janet Jackson, was a hair stylist, so we guess it's clear why her hairstyle was such a big deal. (Photos: Tae Heckard via Tumblr, Keke Palmer via Instagram, Columbia Pictures Corporation / New Deal Productions / Nickel)

Janet vs. Ciara  - If asked which artist of our time emulates Janet Jackson the best, then Ci Ci would be at the top of our list. Ciara has stated in many interviews that she has been heavily influenced by Janet Jackson, which is directly reflected in her choreography, style and vocals. (Photos from left: Epic Records, Virgin Records)

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Janet vs. Ciara - If asked which artist of our time emulates Janet Jackson the best, then Ci Ci would be at the top of our list. Ciara has stated in many interviews that she has been heavily influenced by Janet Jackson, which is directly reflected in her choreography, style and vocals. (Photos from left: Epic Records, Virgin Records)

It's Britney, B***h  - Britney Spears has learned quite a deal from Miss Jackson. In "Miss You Much" there's a chair move that Janet does that inspired Britney to do the same in her video for "Stronger." Janet truly sets the standard for dance in pop music. (Photos from left: Jive Records, A&M Records)

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It's Britney, B***h - Britney Spears has learned quite a deal from Miss Jackson. In "Miss You Much" there's a chair move that Janet does that inspired Britney to do the same in her video for "Stronger." Janet truly sets the standard for dance in pop music. (Photos from left: Jive Records, A&M Records)

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Sister Act 2  - In Sister Act 2, Lauryn Hill and the choir sing a Janet Jackson-inspired remix of "Joyful, Joyful." The musical snippet is a remixed version of Janet's "What Have You Done for Me Lately," with the choreo down pat. (Photos from left: Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images, A&M Records)

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Sister Act 2 - In Sister Act 2, Lauryn Hill and the choir sing a Janet Jackson-inspired remix of "Joyful, Joyful." The musical snippet is a remixed version of Janet's "What Have You Done for Me Lately," with the choreo down pat. (Photos from left: Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images, A&M Records)

The Breakdown  - Tinashe decided to break down some of her fav Janet dance moves. And although Janet sets the bar high when dancing is concerned, there are only a few artists out now that can even get close, and we'd have to say Tinashe is one of them. (Photos: Complex; Virgin Records [inset])

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The Breakdown - Tinashe decided to break down some of her fav Janet dance moves. And although Janet sets the bar high when dancing is concerned, there are only a few artists out now that can even get close, and we'd have to say Tinashe is one of them. (Photos: Complex; Virgin Records [inset])

MTV Icon  - Janet Jackson was the first to be named an "MTV Icon." Usher, Pink and Mya came to honor Janet for her contributions and influence in the music industry. Janet even took the stage too! (Photos: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect, FrankMicelotta/ImageDirect, KMazur/WireImage)

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MTV Icon - Janet Jackson was the first to be named an "MTV Icon." Usher, Pink and Mya came to honor Janet for her contributions and influence in the music industry. Janet even took the stage too! (Photos: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect, FrankMicelotta/ImageDirect, KMazur/WireImage)