JANET JACKSON "LET'S WAIT AWHILE" (1987)
By Mark Nobes
After her first two albums (and the single releases from them) failed to be a success - the majority of them didn't even break into the Top 100 - Janet Jackson's third album, Control, must've come as a huge relief.
The album produced six hit singles, and the beautiful ballad, Let's Wait Awhile, was the first song that Jackson had a hand in producing. Released on Jan 6th 1987 in the U.S. and reaching #2 (released on March 9th in the UK, reaching #3) the song was the fifth single from the album. The American B-side featured the song Pretty Boy, whilst the UK and European B-side included the Cool Summer Mix Part One of the second hit song from the album, Nasty. The 12" included Part Two of the Cool Summer Mix.
Janet Jackson has, so far, released 78 singles and 11 studio albums during her long musical career. During the 80s, the American R&B/pop singer/songwriter released four studio albums and nineteen singles, and has since become the eleventh best-selling female artist in the U.S.