Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson



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, and elaborate stage shows, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over thirty 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 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 album Janet (1993) saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her music. 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 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 Records, she released her tenth 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 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"; she holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries 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, she has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.



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.
All for You
All for You is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson.
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 joined by Missy Elliott during concert
  –  December 18, 2017
was blown away by the singer's show, and said he had now developed a "fan obsession" with the star. Speaking after the concert, he said: "I am losing my Janet Jackson live concert virginity tonight. There's a new fan obsession that has transpired for me.
Janet Jackson Brings Out Missy Elliot to Perform in Atlanta
  –  December 18, 2017
Janet Jackson wrapped up her State of the World tour Sunday night in Atlanta and went out with a bang. The “Control” singer brought out one of hip-hop’s legendary emcees, Missy Elliot. They performed their 2015 track, “BURNITUP!” from Janet ...
Raised on Janet Jackson: How the pop star shaped one fan's life
  –  December 17, 2017
Janet Jackson plays the last date of her State of the World tour ... Among them is Christine Cardona, who reflects here on her relationship with the singer. I recently found myself with a lapful of beignets, giddy with a childish excitement, in the ...
So Cute! Janet Jackson Hits The Beach With Her Beautiful Son Eissa
  –  December 11, 2017
Janet Jackson’s son Eissa Al Mana is 11 months old now, but we haven’t gotten to see many pictures of him. Now we’re getting another small glimpse of Eissa and Janet as the two were spotted on Miami Beach. As usual, the pop star singer is looking ...
Review: Janet Jackson offers spectacle and intimacy at FedExForum concert
  –  December 8, 2017
Once regarded as the little sister of pop’s first family, Janet Jackson has now enjoyed the longest and most ... affectionate (though not capacity crowd) that greeted the singer’s return to the FedExForum following her 2015 appearance there.
How Janet Jackson prepared to take on the 'State of the World'
  –  December 7, 2017
Janet Jackson’s comeback tour doesn’t open with the typical ... The powerful opening underscores the direction the influential pop singer-songwriter wanted to take with her “State of the World” tour, which will stop Monday, Dec. 11, at the BB ...
Janet Jackson Delivers a Message of Love at Quicken Loans Arena Concert
  –  December 5, 2017
It seems as if singer and actress Janet Jackson been around in some capacity or another for ages, and that's largely true in a way. Her career as a vocalist dates back to the early '80s and her acting goes back even further into the '70s with her role as ...
Janet Jackson’s Rupp Arena return: reinvigorating the Rhythm Nation
  –  December 5, 2017
Janet Jackson got down to business the instant the lights went ... Then a screen lifted just enough for the singer, decked out in layers of matronly black, a cane and a steely glare that was projected large enough for all of the 4,000 patrons gathered ...
How Janet Jackson changed the conversation on LGBT rights 20 years ago
  –  November 21, 2017
Beloved mega-star Janet Jackson’s voice, both actual and symbolic, mainstreamed the conversation. While Madonna had long been a champion of inclusion, the divisive singer wasn’t nearly as palatable to broad swaths of America as Janet Jackson ...


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