Janet Jackson Biography

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 25 years. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.

After signing a recording contract with A&M in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control (1986). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover appeal in popular music. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio airplay and MTV, she was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics.

In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, Janet (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named the second most successful recording artist of the decade. She has amassed an extensive catalog of hits, with singles such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Together Again" and "All for You" among her most iconic.

Having sold over 140 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, placing her at number seven, while in 2010, ranking her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B / Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years." One of the world's most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.

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Janet Jackson 'gets engaged to Qatari billionaire'

She's reportedly planning to wed 37-year-old Wissam Al Mana in the spring

  • Dec 27, 2012

Janet Jackson denies delaying Michael Jackson's burial

Singer's lawyers ask story alleging her late brother's funeral was delayed over a financial dispute be retracted

  • Oct 6, 2012

Report: Police called after Janet Jackson 'slaps' niece Paris

Michael Jackson's daughter reportedly responds by slapping her aunt back and telling her to 'fuck off'

  • Jul 25, 2012

Janet Jackson named Grinch Of The Year by PETA

Animal rights group take issue with singer's fashion choices

  • Dec 26, 2011

US TV network to escape $550,000 fine over Janet Jackson's 'wardrobe malfunction'

CBS won't be ordered to stump up cash for screening's singer's breast-baring, rules court

  • Nov 3, 2011

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Janet Jackson Music Videos

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Thats The Way Love Goes

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Janet Jackson Reviews

Jackson, Janet (feat Missy Elliott)  :  Son Of A Gun

Jackson, Janet (feat Missy Elliott) : Son Of A Gun

Somewhere underneath all this egotistical chicanery lurks Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain', desperate to get out...

  • Dec 11, 2001

Janet Jackson / 112 : Boston Fleet Center

112's foreplay is nothing compared to the full-on sonic/sexual assault of a playful Janet...

  • Aug 29, 2001

Janet Jackson : Someone To Call My Lover

She wants you, lads. No, really...

  • Jul 31, 2001

Janet : All For You

Return of Janet Jackson in a frisky mood following end of eight-year marriage

  • Apr 27, 2001

Janet Jackson : All For You

Janet 'Janet' Jackson enjoys sex, but enjoys telling us about it more...

  • Apr 11, 2001

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