Design of a Decade: 1986-1996 is the first greatest hits album by Janet Jackson. The album was released on October 10, 1995 by A&M Records. The album features 14 of Janet's top 40 hits from her previous albums: "Control," "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814," "janet.," and two new tracks: "Runaway" and "Twenty Foreplay."

The album was well received by many critics, who cited the amount of hit singles on the record, but many noted its misleading title, since a majority of the songs came from the period of 1986–1990. It was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA, selling 10 million copies worldwide.


Album Chart PerformanceEdit

Chart (1995/1996) Peak
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 2
Austrian Albums Chart 15
Belgian Ultratop 50 Albums (Flanders) 7
Belgian Ultratop 50 Albums (Wallonia) 6
Canadian Albums Chart 5
Dutch Albums Chart 8
French Albums Chart 2
Finnish Albums Chart 8
German Albums Chart 10
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart 4
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart 1
Norwegian Albums Chart 18
Swedish Albums Chart 14
UK Albums Chart 2
U.S. Billboard 200 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4
U.S. Billboard Catalog Albums 3