The 2015 BET Awards is currently being set up in Los Angeles and we received news of one sure-fire winner from the event. Having just released a new song online and announcing an expansive world tour, Janet Jackson continues her comeback campaign with a live tribute from BET. The inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award will be presented to Jackson at this weekend’s live show, omplete with a special dance tribute performance by Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe. The news hit high for longtime fans and performers from the dance community. We rounded up some of the best Janet Jackson dance routines after the jump so you can reminisce before the BET Awards. See if your favorite made the cut, and if it didn’t, let us know which ones are your favs in the comments below.
Rhythm Nation (1989)
Adding dance routines to a black and white film made this video legendary.
Choreographed by Tina Landon, the fast paced, sensual moves from this video won the Best Dance Award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Rock With U (2008)
For this one shot video, Janet hired some of the best dancers in the business.
The Pleasure Principle (1986)
The 80’s were basically one big dance video. I mean, they were all dancing in the streets and at warehouses after dark, right?
All Nite (2004)
“This is sick.” Janet’s alter ego, Damita Jo, dances around a defunct hotel when the city’s power goes out.