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Janet Jackson's first big hit album produced in Minneapolis

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"When I Think of You" was part of the phenomenal success of Janet Jackson's breakthrough album "Control."
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Today's Morning Edition music is from Janet Jackson with "When I Think of You," which was No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart 30 years ago. 

The song was Jackson's first No. 1 hit and part of the phenomenal success of her breakthrough album "Control." That album was her first collaboration with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who had a studio in Minneapolis back then. Jam and Lewis wrote the music for a different singer, Sharon Bryant, but she felt that the material was too rambunctious. The music was given to Jackson who added her own lyrics. 

The album went on to sell 14 million copies.