Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Singer-songwriter and Actress
Born May 16, 1966

Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter 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. She is ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the richest women in entertainment.… Read More

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1966 Birth Born on May 16, 1966.
1976 10 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More


1977 11 Years Old In 1977, she was selected to have a starring role as Penny Gordon Woods in the sitcom Good Times. … Read More
1982 16 Years Old When Jackson was sixteen, her father and manager Joseph Jackson, arranged a contract for her with A&M Records. Her debut album, Janet Jackson, was released in 1982. … Read More
1984 18 Years Old Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in 1984, divorcing shortly afterwards, with the marriage annulled the following year. … Read More


1986 - 1991 4 More Events
1992 26 Years Old In 1992, Jackson provided guest vocals on Luther Vandross's "The Best Things in Life Are Free", becoming a top ten Billboard hit and reaching the top ten internationally.
Jackson's fifth studio album Janet, stylized as janet. and read "Janet, period", was released in May 1993. … Read More
1995 29 Years Old 1 More Event
She collaborated with Michael Jackson on "Scream", the lead single from his album HIStory, released 1995. … Read More


1997 - 2000 3 More Events
2001 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Jackson's seventh album, All for You, was released in April 2001. … Read More
Jackson was chosen by the National Football League and MTV to perform at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show in February 2004. … Read More
2005 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 2005, she was honored with a Humanitarian Award by the Human Rights Campaign and AIDS Project Los Angeles as recognition for her involvement in raising money for AIDS charities.


2006 - 2007 2 More Events
In February 2008, Jackson won an Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture" for the role. … Read More
In June 2009, Jackson's brother Michael died at age fifty.
2010 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2010, Jackson reprised her role in the sequel to Why Did I Get Married? titled Why Did I Get Married Too? … Read More
2011 45 Years Old Jackson released the self-help book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself in February 2011, co-written with David Ritz. … Read More
2012 46 Years Old In 2012, Jackson endorsed Nutrisystem, sponsoring their weight-loss program after struggling with weight fluctuations in the past. … Read More
2013 47 Years Old In February 2013, Jackson announced she was married to her third husband, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, during a private ceremony the previous year.
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. … Read More


2016 50 Years Old On April 6, 2016, Jackson announced that she was "planning her family" with husband Wissam Al Mana, resulting in her postponing her tour. … Read More
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