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Janet Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and actress.
Although a success in her own right she will always be famous for being the sister of Michael Jackson.
Early Life: Janet Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana and is the youngest of the nine Jackson children. By the time she was a toddler, her older brothers - Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael - had already started to perform on stage at nightclubs and theatres as the Jackson 5.
Being born into the Jackson family meant Janet was almost destined to entertain before she was even born, even though Janet's love of horses originally inspired her to become a race-horse jockey.
Initially having no aspirations of becoming an entertainer her father had other ideas and by the time she was 7, she was performing with the rest of the family.
Janet Jackson commented, "No one ever asked me if I wanted to go into show business...it was expected."
Solo Career: After launching her recording career in 1982, Jackson saw moderate success with the release of her self-titled debut album and its successor 'Dream Street' (1984).
However, with the collaboration of record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jackson found record-breaking success, producing five consecutive number one studio albums on the Billboard 200.
Beginning with the release of 'Control' (1986) followed by 'Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814' (1989), 'janet.' (1993), 'The Velvet Rope' (1997) and 'All for You' (2001).
Although Jackson experienced commercial decline with subsequent albums 'Damita Jo' (2004) and '20 Y.O.' (2006), her tenth studio album 'Discipline' (2008) became her sixth album to debut at number one.
Though Jackson is listed by the Recording Industry Association of America as the eleventh top-selling female artist in the United States with 26 million certified albums, Billboard named her one of the top-ten selling artists in the history of contemporary music.
She is ranked as the ninth most successful act in the history of rock and roll and the second most successful female artist in pop music history, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Acting: As well as music Janet Jackson has also featured on both TV and film.
Starting in earnest on the American TV show 'Good Times' and then on 'Different Strokes' she then went on to star in the film 'Poetic Justice' with Tupac Shakur.
In July 2000, Jackson returned to the big screen with her second film,' Nutty Professor II: The Klumps', starring as Professor Denise Gaines opposite Eddie Murphy.
In 2007 Janet would once again return to acting with a role in 'Why did I get Married?'.
Infamous Super Bowl performance
In 2004 Janet Jackson played the famous half time show at Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Jackson's performance with Justin Timberlake resulted in the exposure of her right breast when Timberlake tore open Jackson's top. The incident occurred as Timberlake sang the lyric from his single 'Rock Your Body' - "Gonna have you naked by the end of this song."
The incident became the most-searched event in the history of the Internet surpassing the total number of searches for the September 11, 2001 attacks. This subsequently earned Jackson a place in the Guinness World Records as "Most Searched in Internet History."
Personal Life: Jackson began her relationship with record producer Jermaine Dupri in 2004 is set to marry him in the future.
The star postponed her 'Unbreakable' tour in April, announcing that she and her husband were "planning our family" - has she been successful already?
Just weeks after announcing that she’s postponing her latest European tour in order to start a family, multiple reports are suggesting that Janet Jackson is expecting her first child at the age of 49.
A number of media outlets, beginning with Entertainment Tonight, reported on Wednesday evening (May 4th) that the pop star is expecting a baby with her husband, 41 year old businessman Wissam Al Mana, less than two weeks shy of her 50th birthday as the result of successful treatment from a fertility specialist.
Janet Jackson is expecting her first baby at the age of 49, according to reports
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Janet Jackson dropped a music video for new track Dammn Baby on Wednesday night (04Apr16) amid reports she is pregnant.
The 49-year-old singer is seen wearing a black latex suit jacket and harem style trousers as she shows off some impressive moves alongside a group of dancers in the black and white video.
With her hair long and loose, Janet lets her natural beauty shine through as she powers through the catchy track.
The video drop came just hours after it was reported that Janet is expecting her first child with retail tycoon husband Wissam Al Mana, less than two weeks before she celebrates her 50th birthday.
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Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child, according to reports.
Sources tell ET Online the Rhythm Nation singer is expecting a baby with husband Wissam Al Mana, less than two weeks before the singer celebrates her 50th birthday.
The news follows Janet's announcement back in March (16) that she would be cancelling the rest of her Unbreakable World Tour to focus on starting a family.
"We’re in the second leg of the tour and there actually has been a sudden change," she explained in a video posted on Twitter. "I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family, so I'm going to have to delay the tour."
Continue reading: Janet Jackson Pregnant With First Child - Report
Fans who have bought tickets to see Janet Jackson live will now have to wait until 2017 for her show.
On Friday (08Apr16), a representative from events company Live Nation confirmed to Us Weekly the Love Will Never Do singer has once again delayed her Unbreakable World Tour.
"The Janet Jackson Unbreakable tour in North America will be postponed until 2017," the spokesperson tells the outlet. "New dates will be announced at a later time, and tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at the point of purchase. Stay tuned to JanetJackson.com and LiveNation.com for further info."
The announcement marks the second time this week (begs04Apr16) the schedule for the concert series has been altered.
Continue reading: Janet Jackson Postpones Tour Until 2017
Actress Alyssa Milano has warned women not to wait too long to start a family.
The Charmed star was 38 when she welcomed her first child, Milo, and admits she's very familiar with the struggles of becoming a mother later in life.
Now a 43-year-old mother-of-two, Alyssa admits her journey to parenthood was "scary", and although she believes there are benefits to having children at an older age, she would encourage wannabe mums to start thinking about their futures sooner rather than later.
The actress expressed her views during an appearance on U.S. talk show The View, as the celebrity panel, including Whoopi Goldberg, discussed Janet Jackson's decision to postpone her world tour again to start "planning our family" with her billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana, who she wed in 2012.
Continue reading: Alyssa Milano Warns: 'Don't Wait To Have Children'
Janet Jackson is delaying her ill-fated tour because she and her husband are "planning our family".
The Rhythm Nation singer, 49, first rescheduled the start of her Unbreakable World Tour so she could undergo throat surgery, then in March (16) she postponed her European dates three weeks before the trek was due to start.
Janet has now announced she is delaying the entire second leg of her tour, which was set to kick off in Las Vegas in May (16), because doctors have advised her to rest so she can start a family.
"We're in the second leg of the tour and there has actually been a sudden change," she told fans in a Twitter video. "I thought it was important you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family, so I'm gonna have to delay the tour.
Continue reading: Janet Jackson Delays Tour To Start Family
The 49-year-old says doctors have ordered her to ‘rest up’.
Janet Jackson has told her fans she will be postponing her Unbreakable World Tour in order to ‘plan a family’ with husband Wissam Al Mana. Last month the 49-year-old postponed the beginning of the European leg of the tour, after previously postponing 29 dates on the US leg of the tour.
Janet Jackson has announced plans to ‘start a family’.
In a video posted to twitter Jackson said: "Hey, you guys. On Aug. 31, as you probably, know I launched the Unbreakable World Tour. First I just want to thank all the fans for coming out and seeing the show. Thank you so much.”
Continue reading: Janet Jackson Postpones Unbreakable World Tour To Start A Family
Janet Jackson postponed several European tour dates because poor ticket sales meant she was "about to badly flop", according to reports.
The singer announced this week (08Mar16) that she would be postponing all her U.K. dates of her Unbreakable World Tour, along with some concerts in mainland Europe. However, the news that ticket holders were being given refunds led to the assumption the shows have been cancelled rather than just rescheduled.
Following Janet's announcement, many fans were left worrying about her health, as the singer underwent throat surgery in January (16). But a new report claims poor ticket sales were to blame for the date cancellations.
“She was about to flop, badly," a source told the New York Post's Page Six gossip column. "When an artist cancels an entire leg or postpones pieces of the tour, the real reason is because they’re not selling. It’s better to cancel than play a room that’s half-filled, especially if you’re Janet Jackson.”
Continue reading: Janet Jackson's 'European Tour Flop'
Pop star Janet Jackson has postponed dates on her European tour three weeks before it was due to start.
The Nasty singer rescheduled the second North American leg of her tour in January (16) to undergo throat surgery, but assured fans overseas she would be fit and well enough to kick off the European leg of her Unbreakable World Tour in Birmingham, England on 30 March (16).
It was announced on Tuesday (08Mar16) that all U.K. dates had been postponed, along with some concerts in mainland Europe.
Fans were informed in an email from online retailer Ticketmaster, which reads: "The event organisers have been in touch to let us know that, due to scheduling difficulties, they've had to postpone The ‘Unbreakable’ Tour at the following venues."
Continue reading: Janet Jackson Postpones European Tour Dates
Jackson was due to begin the tour later this month.
Janet Jackson has postponed all of the UK and European dates of her Unbreakable tour, which was due to begin in Birmingham on March 30th. Fans were informed of the cancellation this morning via an email from Ticketmaster and have been offered a full refund on purchased tickets.
Janet Jackson has postponed her Unbreakable tour in the UK.
The email read: “The event organisers have been in touch to let us know that, due to scheduling difficulties, they’ve had to postpone The ‘Unbreakable’ Tour at the following venues.” It then lists all the UK venues, before adding that they could not confirm new date at the present time, so full refunds were being given.
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Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson performs live at the American Airlines Arena as part of her Unbreakable World Tour at American Airlines Arena - Miami, Florida, United States - Sunday 20th September 2015
Melissa Peterman and Janet - George Lopez hosts The World Dog Awards 2015 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica - Arrivals at Barker Hangar - Santa Monica Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th January 2015
Janet Jackson - Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill... something that Cruz quite clearly has! - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 17th July 2014
Date of birth
16th May, 1966
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