Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
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.
Having sold over 160 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists
in the history of contemporary music.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson
May 16, 1966 (age
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Singer songwriter, dancer, actress, record producer, film producer, businesswoman, philanthropist,
Joseph Walter Jackson
Katherine Esther Jackson
LaToya Jackson (born on May 29th, 1956)
Randy Jackson (October 29th, 1961)
(August 29th, 1959)
Marlon David (March 12th, 1957)
Jermaine La Juane (December 11th, 1954)
Tito Jackson (October 15th, 1953)
Jackie Jackson (May 4th, 1951)
Prince Albert Scruse (maternal grandfather)
Samuel Jackson (paternal grandfaher)
Martha Upshaw (maternal grandmother)
Chrystal Lee (paternal grandmother)
James DeBarge (m. 1984–85)
René Elizondo, Jr. (m. 1991–2000)
Wissam Al Mana (m. 2012)
Pop, R&B, dance
Did you Know
• 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 holds the record for the most consecutive top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist with 18.
Janet Jackson Quotes
"My first crush was Barry Manilow. He performed on television and I remember taping it. When no one was around, I used to kiss the screen."
"Endurance is my heritage, especially as a black woman... it's that strength that allows us to get down, get through and get over."
"You don't have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory"
"We all have the need to feel special"
"In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us"
"There's nothing more depressing than having everything and still feeling sad."
"I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool."
Janet Jackson Awards
Radio Music Awards: Legend Award (2004)
Kids' Choice Awards: Wannabe Award (2002)
BMI Film & TV Awards: Most Performed Song from a Film, NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS (2001) - for the song Doesn't Really Matter.
Grammy Awards: Best Short Form Video, Got 'Til It's Gone (1998)
ASCAP Award Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures, POETIC JUSTICE (1995)
MTV Movie Awards: Best Female Performance, POETIC JUSTICE (1994)
MTV Movie Awards: Most Desirable Female, POETIC JUSTICE (1994)
Razzie Awards: Worst New Star for POETIC JUSTICE (1994)