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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Janet Jackson fans, celebrities sing her praises during Timberlake's Super Bowl show
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Jackson wasn't a part of Sunday's big game, but she was there in spirit.
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Janet Jackson may not be at the Super Bowl, but her spirit will be
CNN - about 2 months
The biggest intrigue surrounding today's Super Bowl may involve someone who isn't even there.
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From Elvis Presto to Michael Jackson: How the Super Bowl halftime show found its groove - Washington Post
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The New Yorker From Elvis Presto to Michael Jackson: How the Super Bowl halftime show found its groove Washington Post Michael Jackson burst out of the stage in the center of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., in spectacular fashion. And he just stood there, still as a statue, for a full 70 seconds, as the crowd thundered deafeningly. A guitar solo split the air, and ... Is Justin Timberlake the Best Male Pop Star of the 21st Century? (Staff Debate)Billboard Justin Timberlake Shuts Down Janet Jackson Reunion Rumors at Super Bowl LII Press ConferencePEOPLE.com Will Justin Timberlake bring out 'N Sync or Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl? 'Well... no.'USA TODAY ABC News -Boston.com -TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press -New York Daily News all 489 news articles »
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Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl show: No Janet or 'N SYNC, but 'a ton of fun'
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Timberlake's concert with Janet Jackson ended in controversy.
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Janet Jackson cries on stage
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Janet Jackson breaks down in tears on stage in Houston
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Janet Jackson had an emotional moment on stage this week. Fans who attended her concert in Houston on Saturday witnessed the star begin to start crying on stage.
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Janet Jackson visits Harvey victims at Texas shelter
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Singer Janet Jackson visits survivors of Hurricane Harvey at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Janet Jackson says she will resume world tour, addresses split from husband
CNN - 11 months
Janet Jackson took to Twitter on Monday night to make several big announcements about her family and her return to the stage.
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WATCH: Janet Jackson tweets photo of 14-week-old son, Eissa
ABC News - 11 months
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Janet Jackson's Estranged Husband Posts A Surprising Message to Her on His Website - BET
Google News - 11 months
BET Janet Jackson's Estranged Husband Posts A Surprising Message to Her on His Website BET While news of Janet Jackson's recently announced split from her husband, businessman Wissam Al Mana, continues to make headlines, the pop icon is reassuring the world that she's doing just fine and is enjoying quality time with her adorable newborn son ... Official Website of Wissam Al ManaWissam Al Mana Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana Split Shortly After Son's Birth: 'They Come From Very Different Worlds,' Says SourcePEOPLE.com · • Message From Janet · JANET · • · - Janet JacksonJanet Jackson all 154 news articles »
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Janet Jackson Shares Adorable First Photograph Of Her Baby Son
Huffington Post - 11 months
Janet Jackson’s son just made his public debut. The 50-year-old pop star shared an adorable first picture of herself kissing her yawning 14-week-old baby boy, Eissa, online late Friday. My baby and me after nap time. pic.twitter.com/5srdrzn8Ex — Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) April 15, 2017 “My baby and me after nap time,” said Jackson, who gave birth to her first child on Jan. 3, in the caption of the snap that she posted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. She shared the photograph less than a week after reports emerged that her marriage to Qatari businessman and billionaire Wissam Al Mana was over. The couple had married in a secret ceremony in 2012.  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58090598e4b0cdea3d863020,5627a867e4b02f6a900ed6a8,5620fc24e4b08d94253eb7e3 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be dis...
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  • 2016
    Age 49
    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 48
    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 46
    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 45
    In 2012, Jackson endorsed Nutrisystem, sponsoring their weight-loss program after struggling with weight fluctuations in the past.
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  • 2011
    Age 44
    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 43
    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 42
    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 41
    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 40
    In 2007, she starred opposite Tyler Perry as a psychotherapist in the film Why Did I Get Married?
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  • 2006
    Age 39
    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 38
    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 37
    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 34
    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 33
    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 32
    At the 1999 World Music Awards, Jackson received the Legend Award for "outstanding contribution to the pop industry".
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  • 1997
    Age 30
    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 28
    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 26
    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 25
    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 24
    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 23
    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 22
    Jackson released her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814, in September 1989.
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  • 1986
    Age 19
    Within six weeks, Jackson and the duo crafted her third studio album, Control, released in February 1986.
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  • 1984
    Age 17
    Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in 1984, divorcing shortly afterwards, with the marriage annulled the following year.
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  • 1982
    Age 15
    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 10
    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 9
    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
    Born on May 16, 1966.
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