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Janet Jackson

Television Actress / Film Actress / Singer-songwriter / Composer / Film Producer / Musician / Writer / Model (person) / Stage Actress / Record Producer / Actress | * 05/16/1966 (54) | Gary, Indiana, USA
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Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows. The tenth and 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, Diff'rent Strokes, and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989). 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 mu... ()
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Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer 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 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 addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio airplay and MTV, she was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics. In 1991 she 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 debut album under the label, 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; since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named the second most successful recording artist of the decade. The release of 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. Having sold over 160 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. 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 magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, placing her at number seven, while in 2010, ranking her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years". 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Music | Talk-Shows

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Awards & Nominations for Janet Jackson

NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award

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Movies with Janet Jackson as Actress(18)

TV Shows/Series with Janet Jackson as Actress(30)

Movies with Janet Jackson as Crew(9)

Production/Executive Producer1998 Janet Jackson: The Velvet Rope Tour
Sound/Original Music Composer1993 Poetic Justice
Crew/Choreographer1989 Rhythm Nation 1814
Crew/Creator1989 Rhythm Nation 1814
Sound/Original Music Composer1989 Rhythm Nation 1814
Writing/Writer1989 Rhythm Nation 1814

Born: Monday, 05/16 1966 (May) in Gary (current age: 54 years + 84 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Record Label: Island Records, A&M Records, Virgin Records, Rhythm Nation, Mercury Records
Spouses (current/former): Wissam Al Mana, René Elizondo, Jr., James DeBarge
Children: Eissa Al Mana
Father: Joe Jackson
Other names for Janet Jackson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Janet Damita Jo Jackson"
Janet Jackson frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (33x, Actor)
Bill Hader (23x, Actor)
Jamie Foxx (15x, Actor)
Ben Stiller (14x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (14x, Actress)
Jack Black (13x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (13x, Actor)
Rihanna (13x, Actress)
Alec Baldwin (12x, Actor)
Emma Thompson (12x, Actress)
Chris Rock (12x, Actor)
Tyler Perry (10x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:28336, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 08/01/2020