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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: 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 >

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 >

- 1084 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 >

- 1141 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 >

- 1293 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 >

- 1298 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 >

- 1299 days ago
Jackson Family Showdown Video -- Friendly Before Fight

Jackson Family
Showdown Video -- Friendly Before Fight

TMZ has obtained the unedited full video of what turned into a confrontation at the Jackson family compound Monday in Calabasas, CA. It starts out friendly enough, with MJ's kids Paris and Prince… READ MORE >

- 1301 days ago
Janet Jackson and Jermaine Jackson -- Brother & Sister Face-Off [PHOTO]

Janet & Jermaine
FACE-OFF at Jackson Family Home

TMZ has obtained a photo of Janet Jackson and Jermaine Jackson in a heated exchange at the Jackson family home-- shortly after Sheriff's deputies responded to an alleged battery there Monday… READ MORE >

- 1301 days ago
Randy, Jermaine Jackson Hatch Plot to Get Michael Jackson's Money -- Allegation

Randy, Jermaine Jackson
Plot to Get MJ's $$$ ... Allegedly

Randy and Jermaine Jackson are trying to get at Michael Jackson's money, by hatching a sinister plot involving Katherine Jackson ... so claim sources connected with the Michael Jackson… READ MORE >

- 1305 days ago
Janet Jackson -- The Bathing Suit Wardrobe Malfunction

Janet Jackson
The Bathing Suit Wardrobe Malfunction

Janet Jackson enjoyed soaking up the warm Italian sun on a yacht yesterday ... by laying out fully dressed in black long sleeves, pants and a top hat.With her Slash impersonation in full effect,… READ MORE >

- 1308 days ago

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