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, 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 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 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 the recording industry 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.

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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
 
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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Eve says Janet Jackson came to her rescue when her drink was spiked at a party
  –  April 10, 2018
She then heard a “really soft voice” that sounded familiar until she turned around to see it was Janet Jackson. The Control singer consoled Eve and told her calmly, “I got this. Don’t worry, relax, calm down.” The pair formed a lifelong ...
Janet Jackson, Florence + the Machine to headline FYF Fest in Los Angeles this summer
  –  April 10, 2018
(File photo by Armando Brown) Hip-hop collective the Internet, French singer-songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Destroyer (solo), Florence + the Machine, Future, Glassjaw, Janet Jackson, Jada G, Jpegmafia, Kali Uchis, Lawrence Rothman, Lena Willikens ...
Eve Says Janet Jackson Came To Her Rescue After She Was Drugged At An Industry Party
  –  April 10, 2018
It's ok. I'll take care of it.' And, I'm snot crying. And, I turn around and it's Janet Jackson." Eve says she was embarrassed and apologized to the singer for snot crying in her presence, but we're sure Jackson didn't mind considering the situation.
Eve Says Janet Jackson Consoled Her After Drink Was Spiked At A Party
  –  April 10, 2018
She then heard a “really soft voice” that sounded familiar until she turned around to see it was Janet Jackson. The Control singer consoled E-V-E and told her calmly, “‘I got this. Don’t worry, relax, calm down.” The pair formed a lifelong ...
Janet Jackson Will Headline FYF Festival, Which Is Really Good Again
  –  March 30, 2018
The Los Angeles-based FYF Festival has announced its 2018 lineup and, yet again, it rules. Iconic artist Janet Jackson and British singer-songwriter Florence & The Machine will each headline a night on Sunset Boulevard this year; Future, The xx ...
Janet Jackson, Florence + the Machine to headline FYF Fest in Los Angeles this summer
  –  April 10, 2018
(File photo by Armando Brown) Hip-hop collective the Internet, French singer-songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Future, Glassjaw, Janet Jackson, Jada G, Jpegmafia, Kali Uchis, Lawrence Rothman, Lena Willikens, Lucy Dacus, Moody Man, Mount Kimbie, My ...
The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson to Headline Outside Lands 2018
  –  April 3, 2018
This year's edition features The Weeknd, the Canadian-Ethiopian R&B artist; Florence + The Machine, the powerful indie songstress; and legacy act Janet Jackson. Rounding out ... The Clams and Oakland singer-songwriter Dick Stusso. For the first time ...
Janet Jackson Will Headline FYF Festival, Which Is Really Good Again
  –  March 30, 2018
The Los Angeles-based FYF Festival has announced its 2018 lineup and, yet again, it rules. Iconic artist Janet Jackson and British singer-songwriter Florence & The Machine will each headline a night on Sunset Boulevard this year; Future, The xx ...

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