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.
Share
Biography
Janet Jackson's personal information overview.
Birthday
16 May 1966
News
News about Janet Jackson from around the web
Janet Jackson thanks reportedly ailing father
CNN - about 2 months
Janet Jackson thanked her father while accepting an award over the weekend as reports swirl that he is seriously ill.
Article Link:
 CNN article
How Janet Jackson fought depression and found happiness
CNN - about 2 months
Janet Jackson is opening up about her battle with depression and her journey to find peace in her life.
Article Link:
 CNN article
Janet Jackson Calls Police to Check on 1-Year-Old Son's Welfare While Child Is with His Father
Yahoo News - 2 months
The child was with his father, Jackson’s estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana, at the Nobu hotel in Malibu, California.
Article Link:
 Yahoo News article
Why it's been 9 years since Janet Jackson performed on live TV
ABC News - 3 months
Nine years to be exact. Here's why.
Article Link:
 ABC News article
Janet Jackson headlines Sunday's Billboard Music Awards
CNN - 3 months
This year's Billboard Music Awards are happening Sunday and there will be plenty of action.
Article Link:
 CNN article
A Star Is Born: Janet Jackson turns 52 today
LATimes - 3 months
Article Link:
 LATimes article
Local festivals Music Tastes Good and Desert Daze contemplate a landscape suddenly downsized without FYF Fest
LATimes - 3 months
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...
Article Link:
 LATimes article
Janet Jackson To Receive Icon Award At 2018 Billboard Music Awards
Huffington Post - 3 months
It's about damn time.
Article Link:
 Huffington Post article
Why FYF Fest's cancellation feels like such a discouraging setback
LATimes - 3 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,...
Article Link:
 LATimes article
Janet Jackson announces worldwide open call auditions for dancers
ABC News - 4 months
"This audition is open to everyone, all around the globe!" she wrote.
Article Link:
 ABC News article
Eve Says Janet Jackson Took Care Of Her After Her Drink Got Drugged At A Party
Huffington Post - 4 months
The rapper said it was the first time she met the iconic singer.
Article Link:
 Huffington Post article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Janet Jackson
    FORTIES
  • 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.
    More Details
  • 2015
    Age 49
    In October, 2015, she received a nomination to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    More Details
    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.
    More Details
    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.
    More Details
    On June 15, 2015, Jackson announced the first set of dates for the North American leg of her Unbreakable World Tour.
    More Details
    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.
    More Details
    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.
    More Details
  • 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.
    More Details
  • 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.
    More Details
  • 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.
    More Details
    In April 2010, Jackson reprised her role in the sequel to Why Did I Get Married? titled Why Did I Get Married Too?
    More Details
  • 2009
    Age 43