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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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Jermaine Jackson to NFL -- GET OVER NIPPLEGATE ... Janet Ban Is 'Crazy'

Jermaine Jackson to NFL:
GET OVER NIPPLEGATE Janet Jackson Ban Is 'Crazy'

How does Jermaine Jackson feel about the NFL blacklisting his sister from performing at the Super Bowl halftime show? Simple -- "That sucks."Jermaine was out in L.A. when we broke the news to… READ MORE >

Janet Jackson -- Still Blacklisted from Super Bowl Halftime Show

Janet Jackson
Still Blacklisted From Super Bowl Halftime Show

Apparently, the NFL is still upset with Janet Jackson for that whole nipplegate thing back in 2004 -- because league reps tell us she's still on the blacklist when it comes to the Super Bowl… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Conrad Murray -- I Had a Delightful Lunch with Michael Jackson's Former Brother-in-Law!

Conrad Murray
Delightful Lunch With MJ's Former In-Law

Michael Jackson's family must be going ballistic over this ... Conrad Murray had a delightful lunch with Janet Jackson's ex-husband Friday.  The man who killed Michael dined at Crustacean in… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
Jermaine Jackson -- The Big Winner in Michael Jackson Trial ... Maybe

Jermaine Jackson
The Big Winner In MJ Trial ... Maybe

If Katherine Jackson wins her lawsuit against AEG ... the BIG winner isn't really Katherine or Michael's 3 kids ... more likely it's Jermaine Jackson, along with Tito, Randy and Marlon.We got… READ MORE >

- 332 days ago
Janet Jackson: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Janet Jackson
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Janet Jackson looks like a billion bucks.Here's the 17-year-old "Control" singer back in 1983 (left) -- and 30 years later, the 47-year-old "Rhythm Nation" diva at an amfAR event in Cannes this… READ MORE >

- 461 days ago
Janet Jackson -- No, I'm Not Engaged ... I'M MARRIED!

Janet Jackson
No, I'm Not Engaged ... I'M MARRIED!

Janet Jackson is putting those pesky engagement rumors to bed ... by announcing she secretly got married to her mega-millionaire boyfriend LAST YEAR.Janet and new hubby Wissam Al Mana -- a… READ MORE >

- 551 days ago
Jackson Family Fight Case -- CLOSED

Jackson Family
Fight Case CLOSED

No one in Michael Jackson's family will be prosecuted over the fight last July at Katherine's home ... TMZ has learned.As you recall, Paris and Prince got into it with Janet ... the video shows… READ MORE >

- 607 days ago
Janet Jackson Did Not Slap or Verbally Abuse Paris Jackson

Janet Jackson
Did Not Slap or Verbally Abuse Paris Jackson

Janet Jackson did not slap or verbally abuse Paris Jackson during a confrontation at the Jackson family home in Calabasas last week. TMZ published a story last week based on sources who told us… READ MORE >

- 759 days ago
Gladys Knight -- Paris Jackson Deserves Her Teeth Knocked Out

Gladys Knight
Paris Jackson Deserves Her Teeth KNOCKED OUT

Soul legend and famed Jackson family friend Gladys Knight thinks Paris Jackson is a snot-nosed little brat for bashing Janet -- in fact, Gladys says Paris deserves to get her TEETH knocked out for… READ MORE >

- 764 days ago
TJ Jackson Appointed Temporary Guardian of Michael Jackson Kids -- Katherine Suspended

MJ KIDS
TJ NOW TEMP GUARDIAN KATHERINE OUT

Katherine Jackson has been temporarily stripped of her guardianship over Michael Jackson's 3 kids, and an L.A. judge just appointed Tito Jackson's son TJ to become the temporary guardian.And… READ MORE >

- 766 days ago

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