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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 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 >

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 >

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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 >

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

Janet Jackson
She's in Control of Instagram

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- 111 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 >

- 160 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 >

- 192 days ago
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 >

- 537 days ago
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 >

- 538 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 >

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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 >

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