On this day in music history: July 5, 1986

by Jeff Harris – “Control” by Janet Jackson hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 2 weeks. It is Jackson’s breakthrough release, and will spin off five top five singles each reaching a different chart position within the pop top five. Five of the albums’ six singles will reach #1 on the R&B singles chart. To date, “Control” has sold over 6 million copies in the US.

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