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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.



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Janet Jackson Resting After 'Stress-Free' Birth Of Baby Son


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Janet Jackson has given birth to her first child at the age of 50. It's a boy, and despite initial concerns from some that she may be in for a difficult labour due to her age, the birth went swimmingly and she, the baby and father Wissam Al Mana are healthy. 

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The singer and her husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed her son into the world yesterday (January 3rd 2017) and also revealed his name: Eissa. According to multiple baby name sources online, it's an Arabic name which means 'God is salvation', but is sometimes translated as 'Jesus' or 'Joshua'. 

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Janet Jackson Reportedly Pregnant With Her First Child, At The Age Of 49


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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 JacksonJanet Jackson is expecting her first baby at the age of 49, according to reports

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Janet Jackson, The Smiths And N.W.A. Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees 2016


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This year’s longlist of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been released, and there’s a number of familiar faces among the new names.

Janet Jackson, who last week released her first new music in seven years with her eleventh album Unbreakable, is the biggest new name on the list, which also includes Chicago, Steve Miller, Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, The Cars, The J.B.'s and Los Lobos as first-time nominees.

A number of artists have been nominated in the past – most notably Chic, the influential disco and funk band fronted by Nile Rodgers, who have been nominated on 10 occasions without being inducted. Other artists for whom this represents a multiple nomination include The Smiths, N.W.A., Nine Inch Nails, Deep Purple, Yes and The Spinners.

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Michael Jackson's Father Suffers Stroke


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Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson, is in intensive care following a stroke he suffered on Sunday, according to a Brazilian hospital.

An emailed statement from the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paolo on Monday morning (July 27th) said that the 87 year old patriarch of the Jackson family had a stroke the previous day and was admitted to their intensive care facility. The statement also says that he has an irregular heartbeat, but does not disclose Jackson’s precise condition at this time.

Joe JacksonJoe Jackson has reportedly suffered a stroke in Brazil

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Janet Jackson Honoured As 'Ultimate Icon' At BET Music Awards


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Janet Jackson showed she really is well and truly back on Sunday evening, when she took to the stage at the 2015 BET ceremony to be honoured with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award. The singer has recently announced her return to the music world with her latest single ‘No Sleep’ dropping last week ahead of her eleventh stdio album.

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson was honoured at Sunday night’s BET awards.

Before the award was presented the BET audience were treated to clips from Janet’s long career then Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe took to the stage for a dance performance honouring the Rhythm Nation icon. The performance ended when Jackson herself appeared on the stage in a white jumpsuit.

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Janet Jackson Finally Confirms Her Unbreakable World Tour


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It feels like we've been waiting forever but Janet Jackson has finally confirmed that she's on her way with a full North American tour in the Fall. 36 dates have so far been announced but, after what the singer suggested last month, we are expecting a lot more.

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The multiple Grammy award winner has now posted tour dates for the first Canada and US leg of her upcoming run of dates, entitled Unbreakable World Tour. We don't know when the next lot of dates will be announced, but we'll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled. The tour marks her first tour in four years, and will run in support of her forthcoming studio album - details of which are yet to be announced.

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Janet Jackson Announces Comeback Album And New Tour For 2015


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It’s been seven years since she gave the music world some much need Discipline, but Janet Jackson is finally on her way back! The singer announced her return to making music and touring late last night with a video post on Twitter, just as celebrations for her 49th birthday began.

Janet JacksonJackson has announced a new album and tour for later this year.

“I promised you'd hear it from my lips and now you will," the singer said in the video which was captioned, 'My conversation... #ConversationsInACafe'. “This year: new music; new world tour; a new movement. I've been listening. Let's keep the conversation going.”

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MIA Turns To Madonna For Help In $16m NFL Middle Finger Lawsuit [Video]


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M.I.A has asked Madonna to help her pay the $16.6 (£10) million that the NFL are demanding in a lawsuit. The case has been brewing since the 2012 Super Bowl when the rapper made the offensive middle figure gesture during her performance with Madonna and Nicki Minaj. M.I.A, AKA Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, made the unrehearsed gesture at the end of her verse during the group's rendition of 'Give Me All Your Luvin'.'

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M.I.A Is Being Sued By NFL For Pulling A Rude Gesture During Her Performance.

"ummm ..... can i borrow 16 million ?" tweeted the singer after the American football league's arbitration claim ballooned from $1.5m (£935,000) to $16.6m (£10m). The new figure has been reportedly calculated using market rates by treating M.I.A's performance, which lasted about 2 minutes and 10 seconds, as if it was an advert, according to The Independent.

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N Sync Reunion On The Way? Band Reportedly Planning Comeback For VMAs


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N Sync reunion at the VMAs? Surely this is too good to be true! Well apparently this is supposedly what is going to happen at the Snday, 25 August awards show, according to reports coming from within MTV. Vulture first reported that it had heard from people working behind the scenes at the VMAs that Justin, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass and JC Chasez will once again be hooking up for a long, long awaited reunion.

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Justin will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards at this weekend's ceremony

As already reported, Justin is already going to receive a special award on the night; the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in honour of his long-serving career in the music biz, but as good a news this is, the fact that he'll be there with the boys from his N Sync days just makes this the best news we've heard all week. After a thoroughly triumphant return to the music scene this year with his well-received 20/20 Experience and the upcoming follow-up, The 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2, it was thought that Justin's own success would get in the way of any N Sync reunion ever happening, but luckily this clearly isn't the case.

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Video - Janet Jackson Arrives At LAX Ahead Of Court Appearance


Singer Janet Jackson is directed to her waiting car as she arrives at LAX airport in Los Angeles ahead of her appearance at the AEG court trial surrounding the case over her brother Michael Jackson's 'wrongful death'.

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Janet Jackson Monday 3rd October 2011 arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court on day 5 of the Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial Los Angeles, California

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Janet Jackson Friday 30th September 2011 arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court on day 4 of the Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial Los Angeles, California

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Janet Jackson

Date of birth

16th May, 1966

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.63






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