The Velvet Rope is the sixth studio album by Janet Jackson. The album was released on 7th October, 1997 through Virgin Records America. Considered to be Jackson’s most mature recording, it is regarded as a template for pop artists transitioning to a darker or rebellious sound and as a precursor to the development of alternative R&B. The album peaked within the top five positions of the majority of the global record charts it entered. It was certified triple platinum selling over three million copies in the US and an estimated ten million copies worldwide. Of the six singles released from the project, Got ’til It’s Gone won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Together Again became one of the best-selling singles worldwide and I Get Lonely became Jackson’s 18th consecutive top ten hit, making her the only female artist in the history of the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart to achieve that feat.