Doesn't Really Matter" is a song recorded by American singer Janet Jackson for soundtrack to the 2000 film Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. The song was released as a single in May 21, 2000, after an unfinished version leaked to radio. "Doesn't Really Matter" is a contemporary R&B and electropop song that speaks about loving a person for who they are and disregarding their physical appearance. It was based on an incomplete poem Jackson had written, which was later applied to her character in the film. The song was a contrast from the bleak tone of prior album The Velvet Rope (1997), returning to a brighter and more contemporary sound.
"Doesn't Really Matter" received positive reception, called "impossibly catchy" and "classic pop". It became Jackson's ninth number-one single in the United States and stayed atop the chart for three weeks. It was Jackson's twenty-first single to be certified, which ranked her as the second female artist with the most certified singles. The single fared well internationally, reaching number five in the United Kingdom, and peaking within the top-ten in Italy and Denmark. It attained a silver certification in the United Kingdom, and allowed Jam and Lewis to receive a Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year. The song is featured in the fifth edition of the American Now! compilation album series Now That's What I Call Music! 5 (2000) and was later included in two of Jackson's greatest hits collections, Number Ones (2009) and Icon: Number Ones (2010).
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