Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

American singer (born 1966)
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Janet Jackson Singer - Born 16 May 1966 Gary, Indiana, USA

Birth Name Janet Damita Jo Jackson

Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1) Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while her brothers and father lived an extravagant life in Los Angeles. She later moved in with them while her brothers were making a name for themselves, and signed a deal with Motown. Janet was in the shadow but later also made a name for herself.

As she was touring, and making appearances with her brothers, and the rest of the family, she co-starred with the rest of them in "The Jacksons". In 1977, she got the part of Penny Gordon on "Good Times". That showed her acting abilities early on. She also made a few memorable appearances on the hit TV show "Diff'rent Strokes" as Charlene Dupree. Soon afterwards came her role on "Fame".

She married boyfriend James Debarge, but they divorced just months later. She signed with A&M Records, and recorded her first solo album titled "Janet Jackson". The album did poorly on the music charts. Two years later she recorded "Dream Street" which turned out to be another disaster. A year later she signed on Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to record a third album, this time called "Control". It was a hit, selling 5 million copies in the U.S. alone, spawning six hits, and the #1 "When I Think of You". Afterwards, she fired her father, her manager to truly gain control.

Janet was determined to make this happen again. She then recorded "Rhythm Nation 1814". This time it sold 9 million copies in the U.S. - a bigger hit than "Control"! She happened to fall in love with a dancer named René Elizondo, Jr. from one of her sister's, LaToya Jackson's music video and later secretly married him in March of 1991. That same year she got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Janet went to work on her fifth album simply called "Janet.". It was her biggest hit to date selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. alone and includes her biggest hit single to date, "That's The Way Love Goes". Two years later she released a Greatest Hits album "Design of a Decade" which included two new hits "Runaway", and "Twenty-Foreplay". Her seventh album "The Velvet Rope" clarified her pop culture status.

In the midst of the release of The Velvet Rope, she divorced Rene Elizendo, which is when it emerged they had been secretly married for eight years. Janet recorded her eighth album "All For You". Another hit. She was honored by MTV as an MTV Icon. In 2003, Janet went to work on her next album "Damita Jo" - it was another hit.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Family (4)

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Spouse

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Wissam Al Mana (2012 - present) filed for divorce 1 child M1. Eissa Al Mana

René Elizondo (31 March 1991 - 15 October 2003) divorced

James DeBarge (7 September 1984 - 18 November 1985) annulled

Relationship

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Children Eissa Al Mana (Son)

Parents

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Joe Jackson

Katherine Jackson

Relatives

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Rebbie Jackson (Brother)

Jackie Jackson (sibling)

Tito Jackson (Brother)

Jermaine Jackson (Brother)

La Toya Jackson (Sister)

Marlon Jackson (Brother)

Randy Jackson (Brother)

Jermaine Jackson II (nephew)

Prince Michael Jackson (nephew)

Valencia Jackson (niece or nephew)

Brittany Jackson (niece)

Marlon Jackson Jr. (nephew)

Yashi Brown (niece or nephew)

Austin Brown (niece or nephew)

Siggy Jackson (niece or nephew)

Jermajesty Jackson (niece or nephew)

Michael Jackson (Brother)

Paris Jackson (niece)

Trade Mark (6)

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Second soprano vocal range, her top note is an "e"

One key earring

Facial mole above the upper left lip

Toned abs

Her smile

High cheekbones

Trivia (233)

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Personal Quotes (101)

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Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She is noted for her innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows. Her sound and choreography became a catalyst in the growth of MTV, enabling her to rise to prominence while breaking gender and racial barriers in the process. Lyrical content which focused on social issues and lived experiences set her reputation as a role model for youth.

The tenth and youngest child of the Jackson family, she began performing at the MGM Grand. She starred in the variety television series The Jacksons and from 1977 went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times, Diff'rent Strokes, and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989). 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 success in popular music.

In 1991, Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry. Prior to her first studio project with Virgin, she appeared in her first of several lead film roles in Poetic Justice (1993). Her two studio albums which followed, Janet (1993) and The Velvet Rope (1997), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol. These records, along with their promotional music videos and live performances in concert tours, branded Jackson as one of the world's most erotic performers, garnering both criticism and praise. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade in the United States after Mariah Carey. The release of her seventh studio album All for You in 2001 coincided with a celebration of her impact on the recording industry as the subject of the inaugural MTV Icon special.

The backlash from the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy resulted in an industry blacklisting under the direction of Les Moonves, then-CEO of CBS Corporation. Jackson subsequently experienced reduced radio airplay, televised promotion and sales figures from that point forward. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth studio album Discipline (2008), her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015, she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation and released her eleventh studio album Unbreakable the same year. Since then she has continued to release music as an independent artist.

Jackson has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. She has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Together Again", and "All for You"; she holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18. She is also the only artist in the history of the chart to have seven commercial singles from one album (Rhythm Nation 1814) peak within the top five positions. In 2008, Billboard placed her number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, and in 2010 ranked her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years". In December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance club artist after Madonna. One of the world's most awarded artists, her accolades include five Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, eleven American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and eight Guinness World Records entries. In 2019, she was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jackson has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers and credited with elevating a standard of sound, showmanship and sex appeal expected of pop stars.

Personal life At age 18, Janet Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in September 1984. The marriage was annulled in November 1985. In 1986, Jackson began dating dancer/songwriter/director René Elizondo Jr. On March 31, 1991, Jackson married Elizondo Jr. and the marriage was kept a secret until the divorce was announced. In January 1999, the couple separated and were divorced in 2003. Elizondo filed a lawsuit against her, estimated to have been between $10–25 million, which did not reach a settlement for three years. From 2002 to 2009, Jackson dated music producer/rapper/songwriter Jermaine Dupri.

In 2006, Jackson met Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana and began dating him shortly after her split in 2009. The couple became engaged and married privately in 2012. In 2016, Jackson announced that they were expecting their first child together. On January 3, 2017, Jackson gave birth to a son, Eissa Al Mana. In April 2017, it was announced that the couple had separated and were pursuing a divorce.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Jackson

Family (4)

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Spouse

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Wissam Al Mana (January 2012 - present) filed for divorce 1 child M1. Eissa Al Mana

René Elizondo (31 March 1991 - 15 October 2003) divorced

James DeBarge (7 September 1984 - 18 November 1985) annulled

Relationship

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Children Eissa Al Mana (Son)

Parents

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Joe Jackson

Katherine Jackson

Relatives

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Rebbie Jackson (Brother)

Jackie Jackson (sibling)

Tito Jackson (Brother)

Jermaine Jackson (Brother)

La Toya Jackson (Sister)

Marlon Jackson (Brother)

Randy Jackson (Brother)

Jermaine Jackson II (nephew)

Prince Michael Jackson (nephew)

Valencia Jackson (niece or nephew)

Brittany Jackson (niece)

Marlon Jackson Jr. (nephew)

Yashi Brown (niece or nephew)

Austin Brown (niece or nephew)

Siggy Jackson (niece or nephew)

Jermajesty Jackson (niece or nephew)

Michael Jackson (Brother)

Paris Jackson (niece)

Trade Mark (6)

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Second soprano vocal range, her top note is an "e"

One key earring

Facial mole above the upper left lip

Toned abs

Her smile

High cheekbones

Trivia (233)

edit

Personal Quotes (101)

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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001390/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She is noted for her innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows. Her sound and choreography became a catalyst in the growth of MTV, enabling her to rise to prominence while breaking gender and racial barriers in the process. Lyrical content which focused on social issues and lived experiences set her reputation as a role model for youth.

The tenth and youngest child of the Jackson family, she began performing at the MGM Grand. She starred in the variety television series The Jacksons and from 1977 went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times, Diff'rent Strokes, and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989). 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 success in popular music.

In 1991, Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry. Prior to her first studio project with Virgin, she appeared in her first of several lead film roles in Poetic Justice (1993). Her two studio albums which followed, Janet (1993) and The Velvet Rope (1997), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol. These records, along with their promotional music videos and live performances in concert tours, branded Jackson as one of the world's most erotic performers, garnering both criticism and praise. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade in the United States after Mariah Carey. The release of her seventh studio album All for You in 2001 coincided with a celebration of her impact on the recording industry as the subject of the inaugural MTV Icon special.

The backlash from the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy resulted in an industry blacklisting under the direction of Les Moonves, then-CEO of CBS Corporation. Jackson subsequently experienced reduced radio airplay, televised promotion and sales figures from that point forward. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth studio album Discipline (2008), her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015, she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation and released her eleventh studio album Unbreakable the same year. Since then she has continued to release music as an independent artist.

Jackson has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. She has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Together Again", and "All for You"; she holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18. She is also the only artist in the history of the chart to have seven commercial singles from one album (Rhythm Nation 1814) peak within the top five positions. In 2008, Billboard placed her number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, and in 2010 ranked her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years". In December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance club artist after Madonna. One of the world's most awarded artists, her accolades include five Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, eleven American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and eight Guinness World Records entries. In 2019, she was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jackson has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers and credited with elevating a standard of sound, showmanship and sex appeal expected of pop stars.

Personal life At age 18, Janet Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in September 1984. The marriage was annulled in November 1985. In 1986, Jackson began dating dancer/songwriter/director René Elizondo Jr. On March 31, 1991, Jackson married Elizondo Jr. and the marriage was kept a secret until the divorce was announced. In January 1999, the couple separated and were divorced in 2003. Elizondo filed a lawsuit against her, estimated to have been between $10–25 million, which did not reach a settlement for three years. From 2002 to 2009, Jackson dated music producer/rapper/songwriter Jermaine Dupri.

In 2006, Jackson met Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana and began dating him shortly after her split in 2009. The couple became engaged and married privately in 2012. In 2016, Jackson announced that they were expecting their first child together. On January 3, 2017, Jackson gave birth to a son, Eissa Al Mana. In April 2017, it was announced that the couple had separated and were pursuing a divorce.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Jackson

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Janet Jackson was born on Monday, 16 May 1966 in Gary, Indiana, USA. Her full name at birth was Janet Damita Jo Jackson. She is best known as a singer. Jackson's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Janet attended high school at Montclair Prep, Van Nuys, California, USA. Her religion is listed as Muslim. She is 5' 4" (163 cm) tall and weighs 128 lbs (58 kg) with an average build. She has black eyes and black hair (color). Janet Jackson is 57 years old and her zodiac star sign is Taurus.

You can find people similar to Janet Jackson by visiting our lists Singer-songwriters from Indiana and 21st-century African-American women singers.

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Janet Damita Jo Jackson
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her sonically innovative, socially conscious, and sexually provocative records such as her hit singles like "Nasty," "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," "That's the Way Love Goes," "Together Again," and "All for You," as well as her elaborate stage shows, and for her roles as Millicent "Penny" Gordon Woods in the CBS sitcom Good Times, Charlene Duprey in the NBC/ABC sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, Cleo Hewitt in the NBC/syndicated musical drama series Fame, Justice in the 1993 romantic drama film Poetic Justice, Professor Denise Gaines in the 2000 science fiction comedy film Nutty Professor: II: The Klumps, Dr. Patricia Agnew in the 2007 comedy-drama film Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and its 2010 sequel film Why Did I Get Married Too?, and Joanna in the 2010 drama film For Colored Girls
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Puffy [1993]
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  • Simon & Schuster
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  • In September 2022, Janet was honored with the “Icon of the Year” award at the Harlem’s Fashion Row 15th Anniversary Fashion Show and Style Awards.
  • In May 2021, she had auctioned various of her outfits including the ones she wore in the ‘If’ music video (it was sold to Kim Kardashian for $25,000) and ‘Scream’ music video (it was sold for $125,000).
  • Her name appears in Eminem‘s song “A*s like that”.
  • She has co-authored the self-help book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself in 2011.
  • In 2008, during an interview, Janet revealed that she had a crush on Alicia Keys in the past.

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