Janet Jackson "Let's Wait Awhile" (1987)
Janet Jackson has, so far, released 78 singles and 10 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.
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.