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Janet Jackson vs Taylor Swift

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Started: 9/14/2015 Category: Music
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JanetFan

Pro

Help settle an argument between a friend and I. I think Janet jackson, but tell me what you think!
IntellectVsSpirit5000

Con

Taylor Swift is 5"11 in height.

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Janet Jackson is 5"4 in height.

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Taylor Swift is much taller than Janet Jackson. There is something hot about Taylor Swift and her confident body language. Her height makes her come off as strong and feisty, a wild animal in the sack. I am not the only one that feels that taller women are sexier.

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Janet Jackson's birthday is
May 16, 1966.

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Taylor Swift's birthday is
December 13, 1989

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Taylor Swift is young and in her prime. She still has a firm body and youth, within reasonable boundries, equals more attractive. Men love younger women. I personally enjoy the idea of dominating someone a bit younger than me, within reason again.

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Taylor Swift is tall, lean, and young, yet old enough to be considered a woman. We watched her grow up into a woman. Now she is 23 and is a lovely piece of...(Did I think that or type that? I meant to say she was a lovely lady. Yes, lady...
Debate Round No. 1
JanetFan

Pro

Janet Jackson is almost 50 years old. And can still dance AND sing. Taylor Swift can't do any of those things. And when was the last time Taylor Swift had a tribute? Never. How about an icon award? Never. Maybe marrying a billionaire? Never. How about at least being inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame? Nope. Janet wins.
IntellectVsSpirit5000

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American singer-songwriter and actress Taylor Swift has received 301 awards from 567 nominations. She is the recipient of 7 Grammy Awards, 16 American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 8 People's Choice Awards, and 25 Teen Choice Awards. She is also a six-time winner of the Nashville Songwriters Association International Award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift holds five records in the Guinness World Records book.

Swift signed a record deal with Big Machine Records in 2005 and released her eponymous debut album the following year,[1] which was nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award. She then earned a Grammy Award for Best New Artist nomination. Her second album Fearless (2008) produced five singles, including "Love Story", "White Horse", and the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video-winning song "You Belong with Me". Swift was subsequently nominated for eight categories at the 52nd Grammy Awards, including three nominations for "You Belong With Me". Fearless became the most awarded country music album, and was named Album of the Year and Best Country Album with "White Horse" winning for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.[2] Fearless won several other accolades, including the American Music Country Award, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year.[3]

Swift was awarded the American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2009. The following year, she was listed in Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people.[4] The same year saw the release of Speak Now (2010), an album which won Favorite Country Album at the American Music Awards of 2011. It also holds the record for Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist in Guinness World Records. One of Speak Now's singles "Mean" won two Grammy Awards. In late 2011, Swift contributed two original songs to The Hunger Games soundtrack album, including "Safe & Sound", which was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.[5] Her fourth album Red (2012), which spawned the successful singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble",[6] was nominated for the Juno Award and Grammy Award for Album of the Year.[7] In 2014, Swift won the Billboard Music Award for Woman of the Year for the second time after being honored in 2011. Her 2014 album"the pop-focused 1989"released the single "Shake It Off", which was the nominee of three awards at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.[8] Later in 2015, the IFPI Global Recording Artist Award presented her the Global Recording Artist award, and the Billboard Music Awards declared her the recipient of eight accolades. At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Swift won four awards, including Video of the Year.

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Debate Round No. 2
JanetFan

Pro

Taylor Swift rely on her sexuality in order to recieve praise and so forth. Janet has broken barriers and boundaries. Control is showing how YOU can be in control. Rhythm Nation 1812 breaks barriers about discrimination AND race. Velvet Rope, shows how anyone can love, be heart broken and be depressed at the same time. And did I mention the song What About on that album was all about domestic violence in relationships. Taylor Swift has done none of that.
IntellectVsSpirit5000

Con

Taylor Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year, as well as the Entertainer of the Year for both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, among many other accolades. As of this writing, she is also the top-selling digital artist in music history.

Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Andrea (Finlay), a one-time marketing executive, and Scott Kingsley Swift, a financial adviser. Her ancestry includes German and English, as well as some Scottish, Irish, Welsh and 1/16th Italian. She was named after James Taylor, and her mother believed that if she had a gender neutral name it would help her forge a business career. Taylor spent most of her childhood on an 11-acre Christmas tree farm in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. When she was nine years old the family moved to Wyomissing, PA, where she attended West Reading Elementary Center and Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School. Taylor spent her summers at her parents' vacation home at the Jersey shore. Her first hobby was English horse riding. Her mother put her in a saddle when she was nine months old and Swift later competed in horse shows. At the age of nine she turned her attention to musical theatre and performed in Berks Youth Theatre Academy productions of "Grease", "Annie", "Bye Bye Birdie" and "The Sound of Music". She traveled regularly to New York City for vocal and acting lessons. However, after a few years of auditioning in New York and not getting anything, she became interested in country music. At age 11, after many attempts, Taylor won a local talent competition by singing a rendition of LeAnn Rimes' "Big Deal", and was given the opportunity to appear as the opening act for Charlie Daniels at a Strausstown amphitheater. This interest in country music isolated Swift from her middle school peers.

At age 12 she was shown by a computer repairman how to play three chords on a guitar, inspiring her to write her first song, "Lucky You". She had previously won a national poetry contest with a poem entitled "Monster in My Closet", but now began to focus on songwriting. She moved to Nashville at age 14, having secured an artist development deal with RCA Records. She left RCA Records when she was 15--the label wanted her to record the work of other songwriters and wait until she was 18 to release an album, but she felt ready to launch her career with her own material. At an industry showcase at Nashville's The Bluebird Caf" in 2005, Swift caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, a Dreamworks Records executive who was preparing to form his own independent record label, Big Machine Records. Taylor was one of the new label's first signings.

Taylor released her debut album, "Taylor Swift", in October of 2006 and received generally positive reviews from music critics. The New York Times described it as "a small masterpiece of pop-minded country, both wide-eyed and cynical, held together by Ms. Swift's firm, pleading voice". Her single "Our Song" made her the youngest solo writer and singer of a #1 country song. The album sold 39,000 copies during its first week. In 2008 she released her second studio album, "Fearless". The lead single from the album, "Love Story", was released in September 2008 and became the second best-selling country single of all time, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Four more singles were released throughout 2008 and 2009: "White Horse", "You Belong with Me", "Fifteen" and "Fearless". "You Belong with Me" was the album's highest-charting single, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It was the top-selling album of 2009 and brought Swift much crossover success.

In September 2009 she became the first country music artist to win an MTV Video Music Award when "You Belong with Me" was named Best Female Video. Her acceptance speech was interrupted by rapper Kanye West, who had been involved in a number of other award show incidents. West declared Beyonc" Knowles's video for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", nominated in the same category, to be "one of the best videos of all time". When Beyonc" later won the award for Video of the Year, she invited Taylor onstage to finish her speech. In November 2009 Taylor Swift became the youngest ever artist, and one of only six women, to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association.

She released her third studio album in October 2010, "Speak Now", and wrote all the songs herself. She originally intended to call the album "Enchanted" but Scott Borchetta, her record label's CEO, felt the title did not reflect the album's more adult themes. Swift toured throughout 2011 and early 2012 in support of "Speak Now". As part of the 13-month, 111-date world tour, Swift played seven shows in Asia, 12 in Europe, 80 in North America and 12 in Australasia (three dates on the US tour were rescheduled after she fell ill with bronchitis). The stage show was inspired by Broadway musical theatre, with choreographed routines, elaborate set-pieces, pyrotechnics and numerous costume changes. Swift invited many musicians to join her for one-off duets during the North American tour. Appearances were made by James Taylor, Jason Mraz, Shawn Colvin, Johnny Rzeznik, Andy Grammer, Tal Bachman, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, Nelly, B.o.B., Usher Raymond, Flo Rida, T.I., Jon Foreman, Jim Adkins, Hayley Williams, Hot Chelle Rae, Ronnie Dunn, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney. In May 2012 Taylor featured in B.o.B's song "Both of Us".

Swift's fourth studio album, "Red", was released on October 22, 2012. She wrote nine of the album's 16 songs alone; the remaining seven were co-written with Max Martin, Liz Rose, Dan Wilson, Ed Sheeran and Gary Lightbody. Nathan Chapman served as the album's lead producer but Jeff Bhasker, Butch Walker, Jacknife Lee, Dann Huff and Karl Schuster (aka Shellback) also produced individual tracks. Chapman has said he encouraged Swift "to branch out and to test herself in other situations". She has described the collaborative process as "an apprenticeship" that taught her to "paint with different colors". "Red" examines Swift's attraction to drama-filled relationships; she believes that, since writing the record, such relationships no longer appeal to her. Musically, while there is some experimentation with "slick, electronic beats", the pop sheen is limited to a handful of tracks sprinkled among more recognizably Swiftian fare. "Rolling Stone" enjoyed "watching Swift find her pony-footing on Great Songwriter Mountain. She often succeeds in joining the Joni/Carole King tradition of stark-relief emotional mapping . . . Her self-discovery project is one of the best stories in pop." The Guardian described Swift as a "Br"nnhilde of a rock star" and characterized "Red" as "another chapter in one of the finest fantasies pop music has ever constructed". "USA Today" felt that the "engaging" record saw Swift "write ever-more convincingly--and wittily and painfully--about the messy emotions of a young twenty something nearing the end of her transition from girl to woman". The "Los Angeles Times" noted the exploration of "more nuanced relationship issues" on "an unapologetically big pop record that opens new sonic vistas for her".

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Taylor Swift did not have Michael Jackson, the so named "King of Pop" and Janet Jackson's brother, to pave the way in front of her. Swift made her own way and started paving her way as a small child. Imagine yourself trying to accomplish what she did and at such a young age. It's incredible by any known standard.
Debate Round No. 3
JanetFan

Pro

JanetFan forfeited this round.
IntellectVsSpirit5000

Con

Taylor Swift"s net worth falls just short of the $250 million minimum needed to claim a spot on our list of America"s 50 Richest"Self-Made Women, which"appeared in the June 15th, 2015 issue of FORBES magazine. But at just 25 years of age, she seems likely to join fellow musicians"Madonna"(No. 28) and Beyonc" (No. 49) on the list in the coming years.

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Self made vs. Michael Jackson made
Debate Round No. 4
JanetFan

Pro

JanetFan forfeited this round.
IntellectVsSpirit5000

Con

PACT
Taylor Swift Named Most Charitable Celeb For Supporting Feminist Causes, Education, More
Dec 30, 2014

ASSOCIATED PRESS
No one pulls off selflessness quite like Taylor Swift.
The 25-year-old pop star landed the top spot on DoSomething.org'sebs Gone Good list, which highlights public figures who've used their fame to support charitable causes. The advocacy group -- which "makes the world suck less" by supporting numerous grassroots efforts for social change -- noted a donation to New York City schools by Swift, as well as her outspokenness on feminist causes, as reasons for topping the list, which was released on Monday.
As New York Daily News had reported, Swift announced that all proceeds from her single, "Welcome to New York" -- a track off of her new album that climbed to No. 1 on iTunes -- would be given to the public school system during an October appearance on "The View."
It's the third year in a row Swift has taken the top spot, Us Weekly pointed out. Laverne Cox, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson rounded out the top five.

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Longline 2 years ago
Longline
I think Janet Jackson is way hooter then Taylor Swift. she have a athletic body, and beautify smile. Taylor swift is not ugly, she is just pretty. that's all.
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