Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Pop Singer

Janet Jackson is an iconic pop singer and songwriter who has been captivating audiences around the world since she first burst onto the music scene in 1982. She has sold over 160 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists in history.

Full Name
Janet Damita Jo Jackson
May 16, 1966
5' 3"
Net Worth


Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966, in Gary, Indiana. She is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is the youngest of the nine Jackson siblings and has been performing since the age of seven. Her parents were Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson, a musician, and Katherine Esther (née Scruse).

Jackson began her singing career at a young age with her family's band The Jackson 5, where she sang background vocals. After leaving the group in 1984, she released her first solo album entitled "Janet Jackson" in 1982 which included hits such as "What Have You Done for Me Lately", "Nasty", and "The Pleasure Principle". It was the first of many albums to follow over the next two decades.

In 1989, Jackson signed with Virgin Records and released her fourth studio album "Rhythm Nation 1814" which became one of the most successful albums ever released by a female artist. It spawned several hit singles including "Miss You Much", "Escapade", and "Love Will Never Do (Without You)". The album won three Grammy Awards as well as numerous other awards. Other notable releases include "The Velvet Rope" (1997), "All For You" (2001), and "20 Y.O." (2006). 

Throughout her career, Jackson has sold over 100 million records worldwide making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has also earned numerous awards including six Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards among others. In addition to her music career, she has appeared in films such as Poetic Justice (1993) and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1966</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Janet Jackson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 16, 1966, Janet Damita Jo Jackson is born in Gary, Indiana.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Record Deal with A&M Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 16, Janet signs her first record deal with A&M Records.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Control Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Control becomes one of the best selling albums of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The Velvet Rope Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Velvet Rope album is released and receives critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Janet performs at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show with Justin Timberlake.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Janet is honored with the Icon Award at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards for her contributions to music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Janet is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2019.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Extremely Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Janet Jackson is an extremely talented singer and dancer. Her music has spanned decades, and she has been a major influence in the pop music world since her career began. She is also an accomplished actress, having appeared in movies such as Poetic Justice, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Why Did I Get Married Too? and For Colored Girls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Fashion Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Janet Jackson has always been a fashion icon. Her style is unique and timeless, and she is not afraid to push boundaries when it comes to her fashion choices. From her daring red carpet looks to her more conservative but still stylish streetwear ensembles, Janet always looks amazing.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Advocate for Social Change</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Janet Jackson has always used her platform to advocate for social change. From speaking out against police brutality to supporting LGBTQ+ rights, she has been vocal about the issues that matter to her. She has also been involved in philanthropic efforts, including raising money for education and fighting hunger.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First African American to Receive the MTV Video Vanguard Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Janet Jackson became the first African American to receive the prestigious MTV Video Vanguard Award in 1991.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Artist to Have Seven Albums Reach #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Janet Jackson is the first artist to have seven albums reach #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, a feat she achieved with her 1997 album "The Velvet Rope".</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1990, Janet Jackson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to music.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Founder of Rhythm Nation Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2004, Janet Jackson founded her own record label called Rhythm Nation Records.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Female Entertainer to Receive an Icon Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2018, Janet Jackson became the first female entertainer to be honored with the Radio Disney Music Awards' Icon Award.</p></div>


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