Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson Headshot

Singer • Dancer • Songwriter • Actress

Birth Date: May 16, 1966

Age: 57 years old

Birth Place: Gary, Indiana

Partners: Jermaine Dupri

Siblings: Michael Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson

With her innovative Jam and Lewis-produced urban pop sound, pioneering videos and ground-breaking choreography, Janet Jackson quickly outgrew her label as "Michael's little sister" to become one of the defining chart acts of the late 20th Century. Born into a performing family in Gary, IN in 1966, Janet Jackson made her on-stage debut with her older brothers, aka The Jackson 5, aged just seven and three years later landed the role of Penny in Norman Lear sitcom "Good Times" (CBS, 1974-79). In-between recurring parts on "Diff'rent Strokes" (NBC, 1978-1986) and "Fame" (Syndication, 1982-87), Jackson followed in her siblings' musical footsteps with 1982's eponymous debut album, but like 1984 sophomore Dream Street it made little impression on the charts. Her fortunes changed when she forged an enduring partnership with pioneering producers Jam and Lewis for 1986's Control, an emphatic blend of R&B, pop and funk which topped the Billboard 200, sold ten million copies worldwide and spawned the first of ten US Hot 100 number ones, "When I Think of You." Four of those came from 1989's Rhythm Nation 1814, a sampling-heavy, socially-conscious affair whose expertly choreographed videos cemented Jackson as an MTV star every bit as forward-thinking as her King of Pop brother. After making her cinematic debut with an acclaimed leading performance in John Singleton drama "Poetic Justice" (1993), the previously conservative Jackson fully embraced her sexuality on janet. , a slinkier and more soulful fifth LP, promoted by an iconic topless Rolling Stone cover, which produced the Grammy-winning eight-week chart-topper "That's The Way Love Goes." In 1995 Jackson released hits collection Design of a Decade and joined forces with Michael on his comeback single, "Scream," which came equipped with the costliest music promo in history. Two years later, she tackled themes of homophobia, domestic violence and AIDS, the latter most notably on number one hit "Together Again," on the hugely personal The Velvet Rope. A brief big screen return in "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" (2000) and the sexually-charged seventh studio effort All For You helped Jackson to kickstart the turn of the century in typically dominant fashion. But her career suffered a huge setback in 2004 when her right breast was accidentally exposed by Justin Timberlake during her half-time Super Bowl performance. This "wardrobe malfunction" caused a national outrage, and although subsequent LP Damita Jo posted her second-highest first-week US sales, it ultimately shifted less than a third of its predecessor, while lead single "Just a Little While" missed the Top 40 altogether. Jackson decided to shake things up for 2006's 20 Y.

O, roping in then-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri to produce many of its tracks, before abandoning longterm collaborators Jam and Lewis entirely for 2008's Discipline. Around this time, she began to focus her efforts on her acting career, appearing in three Tyler Perry features including the "Why Did I Get Married?" films and "For Colored Girls" (2010). After returning to the studio for 2015's critically-acclaimed Unbreakable, Jackson embarked on two world tours and announced a Las Vegas residency.

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Janet Jackson: Music Evolution

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2023

Janet Jackson's Greatest Dance Routines

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Soul of a Nation Presents: Black in Vegas

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2023

Sherri

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2022

잭슨家의 비밀 - 자넷 잭슨

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2022

Busta Rhymes Feat. Janet Jackson: What's It Gonna Be?! (feat. Janet Jackson)

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Janet Jackson.Stream

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Janet Jackson: All For You

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BBMAs Legends

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Fashion Patrol: The 80s

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2020

Janet Jackson: What'll I Do

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2019

Janet Jackson: What'll I Do

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The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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Janet Jackson: Because of Love

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Janet Jackson: Because of Love

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Janet Jackson: Whoops Now!

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Janet Jackson: Whoops Now!

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Janet Jackson: Who's Laughing Now

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Janet Jackson: Who's Laughing Now

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New Jack Swing

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80s CultureIcons

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Best of Janet

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Janet Jackson and Daddy Yankee Behind the Scenes "Made for Now"

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2019

Pick 6 of '86

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2019

Best '90s R&B

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Musical Mommas

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'80s Women

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Ladies of RnR

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NYE Party: Saved by the '80s

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Janet Jackson: Live at Glastonbury Festival

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Today 3rd Hour

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2018

2018 Global Citizen Festival

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Billboard Music Awards

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2018

Billboard Music Awards

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2018

Ne-Yo's R&B Trendsetters

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R&B Queens

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R&B Songstress

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Honored Winners

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'90s Spring R&B

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BBMA Janet Jackson

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Old School BBQ

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2K Janet

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'80s Janet

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'90s Janet

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Janet & D.Yankee

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We Love Janet

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Janet 2k

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'90s HHRB

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Janet Jackson Feat. Daddy Yankee: Made for Now

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Janet Jackson Feat. Daddy Yankee: Cultural Significance to Shooting in New York

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Janet Jackson Feat. Daddy Yankee: Incorporation Latin & African Sounds

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Janet Jackson Feat. Daddy Yankee: Janet Jackson On Working WIth Daddy Yankee

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Janet Jackson Feat. Daddy Yankee: The Meaning of Made For Now

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Janet Jackson Feat. Daddy Yankee: Why Choose New York For This Video

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Cuffing Season

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The Biggest Dance Craze We Love

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2018

Rock Hall of Fame

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2018

Behind the Scenes

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2017

Behind the Scenes

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2017

'90s Party: 10 Songs to Kick the Winter Blues

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2017

80's Party: Love Songs

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2016

The iHeartradio Music Festival - Night 2

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2015

The BET Life of

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2015

Janet Jackson: Dammn Baby

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2015

Janet Jackson Feat. J. Cole: No Sleeep

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2015

Janet Jackson: You Want This (Remix)

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2015

Janet Jackson: No Sleeep

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2015

Glastonbury

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

The Real

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2013

1st Rank

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2013

Janet Jackson: Taking Control

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2011

Anderson

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2011

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2011

The Marilyn Denis Show

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2011

Michael Jackson Feat. Janet Jackson: Scream

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2010

Janet Jackson: Nothing

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2010

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2010
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For Colored GirlsStream

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2009 American Music Awards

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2009

In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts: Janet Jackson

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2009

Lopez Tonight

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2009

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2009

The Project

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2009

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2009

Janet Jackson: Make Me

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2009

America United: In Support of Our Troops

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2008

Janet Jackson: Feedback

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Janet: Feedback

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Janet Jackson: Rock With U

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Janet Jackson: Feedback

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2007

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Janet Jackson Part. Nelly: Call On Me

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Janet Jackson Feat. Khia: So Excited

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2006

Made in Hollywood

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2005

The Tyra Show

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The Insider

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Janet Jackson: All Nite (Don't Stop)

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Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

Janet Jackson: Son of a Gun

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Janet Jackson: Someone to Call My Lover

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Entertainment Studios.com

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Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

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2000

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2000

Janet Jackson: I Get Lonely

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Will & GraceStream

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1998

Kickin' It: With Byron Allen

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1998

The ViewStream

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1997

Janet Jackson: Go Deep

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1997

Janet Jackson: Got 'Til It's Gone

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Janet Jackson Feat. Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell: Got 'Til It's Gone

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Access Hollywood

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1996

Michael Jackson Feat. Janet Jackson: Scream

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1995

Entertainers: With Byron Allen

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1994

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1994

Janet Jackson: If

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1994

Janet Jackson: You Want This

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1994

Janet Jackson: You Want This

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1994

Hollywood's Leading Ladies With David Sheehan

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1993

Janet Jackson: Again

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1993

Janet Jackson: Any Time, Any Place

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1993

Janet Jackson: That's The Way Love Goes

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1993

Poetic JusticeStream

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The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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1992

Dateline NBCStream

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1992

Janet Jackson: Rhythm Nation

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1989

Janet Jackson: Come Back To Me

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1989

Janet Jackson: Black Cat

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1989

Janet Jackson: Miss You Much

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1989

Janet Jackson: Love Will Never Do (Without You)

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Janet Jackson: Let's Wait Awhile

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1987

The Oprah Winfrey ShowStream

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1986

Janet Jackson: Pleasure Principle

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1986

Janet Jackson: What Have You Done For Me Lately

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1986

Janet Jackson: When I Think Of You

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1986

Janet Jackson: Control

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1986

Janet Jackson: Nasty

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1986

Fame

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Entertainment Tonight

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1981

Diff'rent Strokes

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1978

Good Morning America

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1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

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1975

Good TimesStream

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Millicent 'Penny' Woods
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1974

Soul Train

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TodayStream

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