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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Janet Jackson's Sister Calls Out Absence From Super Bowl Montage


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The Control singer became the centre of one of the most talked-about moments in the football game's 50-year history in 2004, when Justin Timberlake ripped off a piece of Janet's top during their performance, exposing her breast for over 140 million viewers to see.

The controversial wardrobe malfunction led to broadcasting fines and lawsuits, but despite all this, La Toya still wondered why her superstar sister was not included in the Super Bowl 50 montage.

Coldplay led this year's (16) half-time show, and near the end of their set, he brought attention to those who have graced the same stage in the past, as clips of memorable sets from Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, James Brown, Whitney Houston, Paul MCCartney, and last year's (15) star, Katy Perry, among others were flashed up on screens around the stadium.

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Janet Jackson Moved By Fans' Prayers And Support


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The 49-year-old singer announced last year (15) that she would be rescheduling her Unbreakable World Tour dates due to undergoing throat surgery.

While Janet has been noticeably silent on her social media pages in recent weeks, her close friend and collaborator Jimmy exclusively told Cover Media that she is doing well and looking forward to getting back out on the road.

"She's feeling a lot better. I think she, first of all, was so moved by the fans' support and the prayers and everything, that meant a lot to her," Jimmy said. "She definitely keeps up with what everybody is doing.

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Janet Jackson Rearranges 'Unbreakable' Tour Dates


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Janet Jackson has reorganised a number of live concerts that she cancelled in order to recover from an unspecified surgery. The singer cancelled a handful of winter dates around North America last month, and these will now take place this summer.

Jackson had previously postponed a handful of gigs in October so that she could rest her vocal cords. She didn’t say whether this latest round of cancellations was related to the same complaint, but she did last week reassure fans that she wasn’t suffering from cancer.

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Janet Jackson Reassures Fans That She Is Not Suffering From Cancer


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Christmas Eve didn't bring good tidings to everyone; indeed, Janet Jackson was heartbroken to tell her fans that her Unbreakable Tour would have to be postponed for a few months. However, things are not as bad as the rumours would have you believe, and the singer has officially negated reports that she is suffering from throat cancer.

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Members of her team took to Twitter to explain that, while Jackson wished to remain silent on the subject of her mysterious health condition, she felt she needed to explain to her fans that things were not as serious as they thought.

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Janet Jackson Denies Cancer Rumours


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The Nasty singer concerned fans when she broke the news of a mystery health emergency on Twitter.com on Christmas Eve (24Dec15), telling them she needed "surgery soon".

While the 49 year old did not reveal why she needed medical attention, she was forced to axe six U.S. concerts in October (15) after doctors told her to rest her voice.

On Tuesday (05Jan16), reports surfaced a tumour was discovered on Jackson's vocal cords, and she had secretly been battling cancer.

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Janet Jackson To Return To Concert Stage In Europe In March


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The Nasty singer broke the news of her mystery health emergency on Twitter.com on Christmas Eve (24Dec15), telling fans she needed "surgery soon".

Janet did not reveal why she needed medical attention, but it has since been reported a growth was discovered on the 49-year-old star's vocal cords. She scrapped six U.S. concerts in October (15) after doctors told her to rest her voice.

The singer told fans, "It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring. Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced.

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Janet Jackson Postpones World Tour


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The star broke the news on Twitter.com on Thursday (24Dec15), and told her fans she needs "surgery soon" and was forced to put back her Unbreakable World Tour dates until the spring.

Janet did not reveal what surgery she needs, but reassured fans the dates will be rescheduled and details will be announced soon.

"Hey you guys... Happy Holidays to each and every one of you. I need you to know, I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon, " she wrote.

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Joseph Gordon-levitt Tackles Janet Jackson On Lip Sync Battle


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In a festive episode of the series, hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, Joseph battled Anthony Mackie, who he stars alongside in new festive film The Night Before.

Seth Rogen, who also stars in the film, was on-hand to support his co-stars by dressing as Father Christmas and The Elf on the Shelf during the show on Friday (20Nov15).

Anthony faced off against Joseph with an energetic performance of MC Hammer's 1991 hit 2 Legit 2 Quit, while dressed in a black leotard and surrounded by backing dancers.

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Janet Jackson Teams Up With Taxi Firm Uber


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New Uber users across America will now get their first ride free and a digital copy of Janet's new album Unbreakable when they download the taxi company's app and make their first journey.

Janet is also throwing in the chance for new Uber users to win show tickets to catch her in concert.

Announcing the new collaboration in a post to fans on Wednesday (11Nov15), she writes, "You're the best! Unbreakable debuted as the #1 album in the nation; the Tour is breaking records all around the country, and it's all because of you!

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Big Boi: 'Outkast Turned Down The Chance To Headline Super Bowl Half-time Show'


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The rapper tells ESPN’s Dan Le Betard he and his partner Andre 300 were approached to perform on America's biggest stage, but Big Boi's sidekick nixed the idea over their allotted playing time.

Big Boi, real name Antwan Andre Patton, reveals Andre 3000 wanted to perform the duo's hits Hey Ya! and The Way You Move in their entirety.

He says, "He didn't want to cut the songs; he wanted to do the full songs. He said, 'Nah, can’t do it'."

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Janet Jackson Performs Live At The American Airlines Arena

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

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George Lopez Hosts The World Dog Awards 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

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Celebrity Dolls Brought To Life

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

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Picture - Michael Jackson And Janet Jackson , Wednesday 24th February 1993

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AmfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS 2013

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Janet Jackson

Date of birth

16th May, 1966

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

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