Janet Jackson Biography

Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television roles, and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 25 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 in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control. 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 appeal 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Janet Jackson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Author, Model, Fashion designer, Spokesperson, Film Producer, Dancer, Music artist
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
May 16, 1966 (52)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Marriages
Divorces
  • 1985-01-07
    Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married
Janet Jackson Timeline
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