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Janet Jackson

American singer, songwriter, and actress Janet Jackson

Janet Damita Jackson 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 since the early 1970s.
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16 May 1966
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How Janet Jackson fought depression and found happiness
CNN - 1 day
Janet Jackson is opening up about her battle with depression and her journey to find peace in her life.
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Janet Jackson Calls Police to Check on 1-Year-Old Son's Welfare While Child Is with His Father
Yahoo News - 18 days
The child was with his father, Jackson’s estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, at the Nobu hotel in Malibu, California.
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Why it's been 9 years since Janet Jackson performed on live TV
ABC News - about 1 month
Nine years to be exact. Here's why.
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Janet Jackson headlines Sunday's Billboard Music Awards
CNN - about 1 month
This year's Billboard Music Awards are happening Sunday and there will be plenty of action.
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A Star Is Born: Janet Jackson turns 52 today
LATimes - about 1 month
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Local festivals Music Tastes Good and Desert Daze contemplate a landscape suddenly downsized without FYF Fest
LATimes - about 1 month
Earlier this week the prominent Southern California promoter Goldenvoice pulled the plug on the long-running, taste-making FYF Festival, which was to occur at Exposition Park on July 22-23 with headliners Janet Jackson and Florence & the Machine. The promoter nixed the once-independent event, reportedly...
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Janet Jackson To Receive Icon Award At 2018 Billboard Music Awards
Huffington Post - about 1 month
It's about damn time.
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Why FYF Fest's cancellation feels like such a discouraging setback
LATimes - about 2 months
Well, this is a bummer. FYF Fest announced Sunday that it had canceled this year’s edition of the annual festival, which was set to be held July 21 and 22 at Exposition Park with headliners Janet Jackson and Florence + the Machine. In a statement, the show’s powerful Los Angeles-based promoter,...
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Janet Jackson announces worldwide open call auditions for dancers
ABC News - 2 months
"This audition is open to everyone, all around the globe!" she wrote.
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Eve Says Janet Jackson Took Care Of Her After Her Drink Got Drugged At A Party
Huffington Post - 2 months
The rapper said it was the first time she met the iconic singer.
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Janet Jackson will headline FYF Fest as the taste-making brand tries to repair its reputation
LATimes - 3 months
The annual FYF Fest began as a scrappy punk show held at a small rock club in Echo Park. This year one of the event’s headliners will be Janet Jackson. An unlikely choice? Not according to the woman who booked FYF. “The evolution of Janet’s career and what it allowed and inspired other artists...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Janet Jackson
  • 2016
    Age 50
    On April 6, 2016, Jackson announced that she was "planning her family" with husband Wissam Al Mana, resulting in her postponing her tour.
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  • 2015
    Age 49
    In October, 2015, she received a nomination to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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    The album's title track "Unbreakable" was released on September 3, 2015, debuting on Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station, hosted by Ebro Darden. The album was also made available for pre-order on iTunes the same day. "Burnitup! " featuring Missy Elliott debuted on BBC Radio 1 on September 24, 2015.
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    BET presented Jackson with their inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award at the BET Awards 2015, which also featured a dance tribute to her performed by Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe.
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    On June 15, 2015, Jackson announced the first set of dates for the North American leg of her Unbreakable World Tour.
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    She outlined her intention to release her new album in the fall of 2015 under her own record label, Rhythm Nation, distributed by BMG Rights Management.
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    On May 16, 2015, Jackson announced plans to release a new album and to embark on a world concert tour.
    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 47
    In February 2013, Jackson announced she was married to her third husband, Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana, during a private ceremony the previous year.
  • 2012
    Age 46
    In 2012, Jackson endorsed Nutrisystem, sponsoring their weight-loss program after struggling with weight fluctuations in the past.
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  • 2011
    Age 45
    Jackson released the self-help book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself in February 2011, co-written with David Ritz.
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  • 2010
    Age 44
    In November 2010, Jackson starred as Joanna in the drama For Colored Girls, the film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
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    In April 2010, Jackson reprised her role in the sequel to Why Did I Get Married? titled Why Did I Get Married Too?
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  • 2009
    Age 43
    Jackson's second hits compilation, Number Ones (retitled The Best for international releases), was released in November 2009.
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    Several months later, Jackson performed a tribute to Michael at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, performing their duet "Scream".
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    She spoke publicly concerning his death at the 2009 BET Awards, stating "I'd just like to say, to you, Michael is an icon, to us, Michael is family.
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    In June 2009, Jackson's brother Michael died at age fifty.
  • 2008
    Age 42
    Jackson's fifth concert tour, the Rock Witchu Tour, began in September 2008.
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    Jackson signed with Island Records after her contract with Virgin was fulfilled. She interrupted plans for touring and began recording with various producers, including Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Tricky Stewart, and Stargate. Her tenth studio album, Discipline, was released in February 2008, opening at number one.
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    In February 2008, Jackson won an Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture" for the role.
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  • 2007
    Age 41
    In 2007, she starred opposite Tyler Perry as a psychotherapist in the film Why Did I Get Married?
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  • 2006
    Age 40
    Jackson's Us Weekly cover, revealing her slim figure after heavy media focus was placed on her fluctuations in weight, became the magazine's best-selling issue in history. 20 Y.O. was released in September 2006 and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
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  • 2005
    Age 39
    Jackson began recording her ninth studio album, 20 Y.O., in 2005.
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    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.
  • 2004
    Age 38
    In November 2004, Jackson was honored as a role model by 100 Black Men of America, Inc., presented with the organization's Artistic Achievement Award saluting "a career that has gone from success to greater success'."
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    Jackson's eighth studio album Damita Jo, titled after Jackson's middle name, was released in March 2004.
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    Jackson was chosen by the National Football League and MTV to perform at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show in February 2004.
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  • 2001
    Age 35
    In July 2001, Jackson embarked on the All for You Tour, which was also broadcast on a concert special for HBO watched by twelve million viewers.
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    Jackson's seventh album, All for You, was released in April 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 34
    In July 2000, Jackson appeared in her second film, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, as the role of Professor Denise Gaines, opposite Eddie Murphy.
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  • 1999
    Age 33
    At the 1999 World Music Awards, Jackson received the Legend Award for "outstanding contribution to the pop industry".
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  • 1997
    Age 31
    Jackson began suffering from severe depression and anxiety, leading her to chronicle the experience in her sixth album, The Velvet Rope, released October 1997.
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  • 1995
    Age 29
    The clip won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.
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    She collaborated with Michael Jackson on "Scream", the lead single from his album HIStory, released 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 27
    In September 1993, Jackson appeared topless on the cover of Rolling Stone, with her breasts covered by former husband René Elizondo, Jr. The photograph is the original version of the cropped image used on the Janet album cover, shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
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    In July 1993, Jackson made her film debut in Poetic Justice.
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    Jackson's fifth studio album Janet, stylized as janet. and read "Janet, period", was released in May 1993.
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  • 1992
    Age 26
    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.
  • 1991
    Age 25
    With her recording contract under A&M Records fulfilled in 1991, she signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Virgin Records—estimated between thirty-two to fifty million dollars—making her the highest paid recording artist at the time.
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  • 1990
    Age 24
    Jackson's Rhythm Nation World Tour 1990 became the most successful debut tour in history and set a record for the fastest sell-out of Japan's Tokyo Dome.
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  • 1989
    Age 23
    Jackson released her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814, in September 1989.
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  • 1986
    Age 20
    Within six weeks, Jackson and the duo crafted her third studio album, Control, released in February 1986.
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  • 1984
    Age 18
    Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in 1984, divorcing shortly afterwards, with the marriage annulled the following year.
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  • 1982
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 1977
    Age 11
    In 1977, she was selected to have a starring role as Penny Gordon Woods in the sitcom Good Times.
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  • 1976
    Age 10
    She began acting in the variety show The Jacksons in 1976.
    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.
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  • 1966
    Age 0
    Born on May 16, 1966.
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