On Aug. 26, 2000, Jackson became the first artist to notch Hot 100 No. 1s in the '80s, '90s and '00s with 'Doesn't Really Matter.'
ON AUG. 26, 2000, JANET Jackson claimed her ninth No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Doesn't Really Matter" and became the first artist to summit the chart in the '80s, '90s and '00s, with a brand of street pop that was sexually confident and socially aware. (Madonna would match the feat just three weeks later when "Music" knocked Jackson from the top spot.)
"Matter" was released from the soundtrack to Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, co-starring Jackson and Eddie Murphy. Then 34, the youngest of the musically talented Jackson children had wrapped the '90s with 18 top 10 Hot 100 hits, second only to Mariah Carey's 19.