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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 God-sent Talent


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Janet Jackson's voice is a ''God-sent talent'', according to Busta Rhymes.

The 45-year-old rapper - whose real name is Trevor George Smith Jr. - has been friends with the singer for decades, but he only got the chance to see his close pal live for the first time when he attended her show over the weekend.

And Busta - who even previously worked with Janet on the 1998 hit, 'What's It Gonna Be?!' - was blown away by the 51-year-old singer's show, and said he had now developed a ''fan obsession'' with the star.

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Jenna Dewan Tatum 'Pinching Herself' After Janet Jackson Reunion


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Jenna Dewan Tatum got to relive her ultimate dream for the second time in her life when she reunited with Janet Jackson on stage for her Hollywood Bowl show over the weekend. She previously toured with her as a backing dancer more than 15 years ago.

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The 36-year-old professional dancer and wife of Channing Tatum expressed her excitement at getting to work with Janet Jackson again on her State of the World Tour, specifically for her show in Los Angeles on Sunday (October 8th 2017).

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Janet Jackson and her son Eissa, enjoy a meal at the Ivy restaurant with her Creative Director and boyfriend, Preston Meneses - Beverly Hills, United States - Wednesday 20th September 2017

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Janet Jackson, Eissa Al Mana and Preston Meneses
Janet Jackson, Eissa Al Mana and Preston Meneses
Janet Jackson, Eissa Al Mana and Preston Meneses
Janet Jackson, Eissa Al Mana and Preston Meneses
Janet Jackson, Eissa Al Mana and Preston Meneses

Janet Jackson Performs Relationship Abuse Song 'What About' For The First Time In Years


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The audience at Janet Jackson's Houston show at the weekend were left pretty emotional when she performed her hard-hitting 90s track 'What About' for the first time in nearly two decades. She could barely hold it together herself when she acknowledged how difficult the relationship described in the song was.

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The 51-year-old singer has been on a break from touring since she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child Eissa and now, eight months following his birth, she's back on the road with her State of the World tour. But it was a difficult second show for her on Saturday (September 9th 2017).

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Janet Jackson Planning To Reschedule Axed Tour And Plans New Album


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Janet Jackson is looking ahead to the future after her split from her husband, Wissam Al Mana as the 50-year-old new mother looks to reschedule her axed tour dates and plans an album about motherhood.

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson is moving on after splitting from her husband of five years

The star welcomed her first child, Eissa Al Mana on January 3 and was forced to cancel her Unbreakable World Tour as she concentrated on her pregnancy.

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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. 

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson has given birth to her first child

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, 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.

Continue reading: Janet Jackson Finally Confirms Her Unbreakable World Tour

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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Janet Jackson - 66th Cannes Film Festival - amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS 2013 - Arrivals - Cannes, France - Thursday 23rd May 2013

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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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