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Janet Jackson

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist 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 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 came to prominence 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 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. In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar contracts with Virgin

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Janet Jackson -- My Family's Only Gonna Take A Year ... Tour Back in 2017

Janet Jackson
My Family's Only Gonna Take A Year Tour Back in 2017

Janet Jackson must not be wasting any time in starting her family ... the singer announced she'll be back on the road next year. Jackson posted a pic Saturday confirming her "Unbreakable" World… READ MORE >

Janet Jackson -- No Ticket Refunds! Fans Say That Will Never Do

Janet Jackson
No Ticket Refunds! Fans: That Will Never Do

Janet Jackson fans are pissed they're being denied refunds on their Unbreakable tour tickets -- even though they have no idea when or if Janet will be back. Janet announced Wednesday she's… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Janet Jackson -- No Time for Touring ... I'm Starting a Family (VIDEO)

Janet Jackson
No Time for Touring ... I'm Starting a Family

Janet Jackson is canceling the rest of her tour to have a baby ... maybe. Janet posted a video message to her fans saying she was pulling out of her Unbreakable tour dates because she and her… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Janet Jackson -- Performing at Major Sports Event ... Will Wardrobe Function?

Janet Jackson
Performing at Major Sports Event ... Will Wardrobe Function?

Hold on to your nipple shields ... 'cause Janet Jackson is returning as the main performer at a major sporting event -- 12 years after the legendary wardrobe malfunction at Super Bowl 38. … READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Janet Jackson Unbreakable Tour On Hold -- Singer Needs Surgery

Janet Jackson
Unbreakable Tour On Hold Singer Needs Surgery

Turns out Janet Jackson's Unbreakable Tour is breakable, because it's been put on ice ... the singer needs surgery, and it sounds serious. Janet has had health problems almost from the get go ...… READ MORE >

- 129 days ago
Janet Jackson -- Tween Dancers Stealing the Show and Making Bank Doing It!

Janet Jackson
Tween Dancers Steal Show ... And Make Bank Doing It!

Two of the biggest stars on Janet Jackson's Unbreakable tour went from popping 'n' locking on YouTube to being world traveling star dancers ... and they're only 12!!  Kyndall… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
Jimmy Jam -- Adele Has Numbers, But Janet Jackson's Still Got Her On ...

Jimmy Jam
Adele Has Numbers But Janet's Still Got Her On ...

Adele is crushing Janet Jackson's comeback album -- and everyone else's for that matter -- on the charts, but Janet's longtime collaborator says don't hand Adele the crown just yet.  We got… READ MORE >

- 154 days ago
Janet Jackson -- She's in Control of Instagram (UPDATE)

Janet Jackson
She's in Control of Instagram

12:15 PM PT -- Good news for pissed off Janet fans ... an Instagram spokesperson tells us only "repeat infringers" should've had their accounts deleted, but a bug resulted in accounts getting… READ MORE >

- 195 days ago
Janet Jackson -- Tears and Tribute to Michael Jackson for Tour Opener (VIDEO)

Janet Jackson
Tears and Tribute to Michael ... For Tour Opener

Janet Jackson's emotions started pouring out on the first night of her "Unbreakable" tour ... which she kicked off in Vancouver Monday night.  Janet got a massive ovation at the very start… READ MORE >

- 244 days ago
Janet Jackson -- Member of the Jackson 1 ... Caring for Joe

Joe Jackson
Member of the Jackson 1 Caring for Joe

Janet Jackson has put her life on hold to take care of her dad while he recovers from 3 heart attacks, and she's the only member of the brood who made the trek to Brazil. We're told Janet… READ MORE >

- 276 days ago

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