Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

 

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Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Known for sonically innovative, socially conscious, and sexually provocative records, elaborate stage shows, and high-profile television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 30 years.

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. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control (1986). 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. Her subsequent fifth studio album Janet (1993) saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; she has since continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey. Her seventh studio album All for You (2001) coincided with a celebration of her impact on popular music as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin, 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.

Having sold over 100 million records,[2] Jackson is one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music.[3][4] 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" among her signature songs; she holds the record for the most consecutive top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18. 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 of all-time after Madonna.[5] One of the world's most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.

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All for You
 
All for You is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson.
The Velvet Rope
 
The Velvet Rope is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson.
Damita Jo
 
Damita Jo is the eighth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson.
Janet
 
Janet (stylized as janet.) is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson, released on May 18, 1993, by Virgin Records America.

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Janet Jackson displays her incredibly slim figure in a stylish all-black ensemble. (Photos)
  –  October 10, 2017
Singer, Janet Jackson,51, showed off her incredibly slim figure in a stylish all-black ensemble at a party in Los Angeles on Sunday Janet who became a first-time mother at the age of 50 when she gave birth to son Eissa in January, rocked a sexy floor ...
Janet Jackson flaunts her incredibly slim figure in a stylish all-black outfit (Photos)
  –  October 10, 2017
51-years old Singer, Janet Jackson shows off her incredibly slim figure in a stylish all-black ensemble at a party in Los Angeles on Sunday Janet who became a first-time mother at the age of 50 when she gave birth to son Eissa in January, rocked a sexy ...
Janet Jackson honors past dancers at Hollywood Bowl concert
  –  October 10, 2017
Janet Jackson honored past dancers from her tours spanning nearly ... I’m 51, and I have a baby,” the “Nasty Boys” singer quipped as she announced their names. Jenna Dewan Tatum, who danced with Jackson in 2001/2002, joined her as husband Channing ...
Janet Jackson Flaunts Fabulous Figure at L.A. Concert: Find Out How She Did It!
  –  October 10, 2017
Janet Jackson Has Lost 70 Pounds Since Welcoming Son Eissa in January The 51-year-old singer, who’s been working with personal trainer Paulette Sybliss, looked svelte in all black on stage, and is feeling better than ever. “Janet is back and she’s ...
Janet Jackson brings former dancers onstage for 'Rhythm Nation'
  –  October 9, 2017
A whole bunch of dancers were a part of the "rhythm nation" last night. During Janet Jackson's concert at the Hollywood Bowl Sunday, the singer invited her former dancers to join her onstage for Rhythm Nation, her 1989 hit about uniting to fight for social ...
Concert Review: Janet Jackson at the Hollywood Bowl
  –  October 9, 2017
“I’m usually not very talkative,” Janet Jackson quipped toward the end of her two-hour performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 8, “but there’s so much history on this stage.” Indeed, the singer, who had just closed her main set with her 1989 ...
Janet Jackson reunites with former backup dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum at Hollywood concert, rocks skintight style
  –  October 9, 2017
On Sunday night, the 36-year-old star joined Janet Jackson onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, along with several other of the 51-year-old singer's former backup dancers. Jackson went on to thank the performers who had joined her in ...
Janet Jackson Looks Unreal in Sheer Top, High Pony for Red Carpet Return Post-Baby
  –  October 9, 2017
It’s been quite the year for Janet Jackson, and the singer’s finishing as strong as she started with a knockout red carpet appearance to kick off her world tour. The 51-year-old star gave birth to her first son Eissa Al Mana in January with ...
Janet Jackson Reunites With Former Backup Dancer Jenna Dewan at Hollywood Concert
  –  October 9, 2017
On Sunday night, the 36-year-old star joined Janet Jackson onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, along with several other of the 51-year-old singer's former backup dancers. @jennadewan hugging @janetjackson during the the #SOTWTour. They brought ...
Janet Jackson Reunites With Former Backup Dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum At Hollywood Concert
  –  October 9, 2017
On Sunday night, the 36-year-old star joined Janet Jackson onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, along with several other of the 51-year-old singer’s former backup dancers. Splash News — Splash News Jackson went on to thank the ...
Janet Jackson leaves no idea unexplored at the Hollywood Bowl
  –  October 9, 2017
Even if it hadn’t started the way it did, Janet Jackson’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl would ... you rarely see in a let’s-hear-it-for-the-band moment. The 51-year-old singer opened her set with “The Knowledge,” a hard piece of mechanized ...
Janet Jackson Achieved Post-Baby Body Without a Minute of Cardio (Look!)
  –  October 8, 2017
If you believe 51-year-old Janet Jackson ballooned into a mammoth while pregnant with ... Jackson’s trainer Paulette Sybliss says she helped the singer drop the baby fat through “intense” workouts. “That was my goal. I needed to get her not just ...
Rock Hall leaves Soundgarden, Janet Jackson off 2018 ballot
  –  October 5, 2017
The death of lead singer Chris Cornell pushed Soundgarden's candidacy into ... some thought Dr. Dre might have an outside chance as a solo artist given his impact on pop culture. Janet Jackson is another big name that, after being nominated the past ...
Janet Jackson gets political on State of the World tour
  –  October 4, 2017
With the birth of her son, Eissa, in January, and separation from her third husband, Wissam Al Mana, in September, Janet Jackson is back on the road. The 51-year-old pop singer and youngest member of the Jackson clan is once again on stage, performing four ...
How New Mom Janet Jackson Got Back In Shape To Slay Her World Tour
  –  October 3, 2017
Mega star Janet Jackson has been serving body goals since the very beginning ... just nine months after giving birth to her son, Eissa, and now the singer's all-star trainer Paulette Sybliss has revealed just how she got back in shape to hit the road. "
Janet Jackson Had Near-Death Experience Working Out To Drop Baby Weight After Birth
  –  September 29, 2017
While it may seem like Janet Jackson lost her baby weight over night ... After her time off though, the singer hit the gym harder than ever! “She is motivated, has a ton of fun, and is very dedicated,” Tony said of his superstar client.
Janet Jackson’s Fans Lose It After Justin Timberlake Rumored to Play Super Bowl Again
  –  September 28, 2017
Janet Jackson hasn’t been invited back to perform at the Super ... To say that a media storm came down on the “Control” singer afterward would be an understatement. Some might say she received more of a media lynching and according to Rolling Stone ...

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