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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

Justin Timberlake Accused Of Appropriating Black Culture After Tweet Supporting Jesse Williams' BET Speech


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Singer Justin Timberlake faced backlash on Twitter Sunday evening, after he tweeted his thoughts on the speech actor Jesse Williams’ gave when he collected his Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards. Timberlake tweeted, “@iJesseWilliams tho… #Inspired #BET2016”, after hearing the speech, but his words caused some to call the singer out for appropriating black culture throughout his career.

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake angered some on Twitter after he responded to Jesse Williams’ BET Awards’ speech.

After Timberlake’s tweet, user Ernest Owens, responded: "So does this mean you're going to stop appropriating our music and culture? And apologize to Janet too. #BETAwards.” Owens’ response referenced Timberlake's 2004 Super Bowl performance during which he accidentally flashed Janet Jackson’s breast.

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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 Postpones Unbreakable World Tour To Start A Family


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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 JacksonJanet 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.”

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Janet Jackson Postpones UK And European Dates On 'Unbreakable' Tour


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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 JacksonJanet 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 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.

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson has rescheduled her postponed 'Unbreakable' tour dates

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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.

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson says she doesn't have cancer

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, 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

Date of birth

16th May, 1966

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.63






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