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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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Awaits Verdict in Australia

Janet Jackson may not be anywhere near the courtroom once a jury reaches a verdict in Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial ... because she's currently tied up on the Australian leg of her world… READ MORE >

Conrad Murray Trial -- Jackson Family on Standby

Conrad Murray Trial
Jackson Family on Standby

The Jackson family is NOT inside the courtroom this morning ... as they have been for most of the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial ... but sources tell TMZ -- they WILL be when the verdict is… READ MORE >

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Dr. Conrad Murray Arrives at Court

Dr. Conrad Murray
Arrives at Court

It begins ... Dr. Conrad Murray just rolled up to the L.A. criminal courthouse with his massive entourage, looking sedate in a gray pinstripe suit.Katherine, Joe, and Jermaine Jackson arrived… READ MORE >

- 1598 days ago
Conrad Murray Jury Questionnaire

Conrad Murray Trial
Read the Jury Questionnaire

TMZ has obtained a copy of the jury questionnaire in Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial, and the lawyers and judge want to know just how obsessed potential jurors are over high-profile cases… READ MORE >

- 1616 days ago
Nicki Minaj vs. Janet Jackson: Who'd You Rather?

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Here's Nicki Minaj performing on "GMA" on Friday (left) -- and Janet Jackson at some little event back in 2004 (right).Question is ... More Who'd You Rather? Adrian Grenier vs. Jerry Ferrara… READ MORE >

- 1650 days ago
Janet Jackson -- Prince of Pop?

Janet Jackson
Prince of Pop?

Here's pop diva Janet Jackson at an amfAR event in Cannes on Thursday -- and music legend Prince at an awards show last year.Unbeweaveable.We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1729 days ago
Conrad Murray -- A Quarter for Your Thoughts ...

Conrad Murray -- A Quarter for Your Thoughts ...

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- 1789 days ago
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A Look Back

Take a magical trip back in time and check out some of the past Super Bowl half time performances. READ MORE >

- 1831 days ago
The Michael Jackson Prelim Fashion Report

The Michael Jackson Prelim Fashion Report

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- 1863 days ago
Janet Jackson -- Taking it On the Road

Janet Jackson -- Taking it On the Road

Sources tell TMZ Janet Jackson was so "blown away" by the positive reaction to her appearance on the "American Idol" finale that she's "seriously entertaining" a concert tour ... that could begin… READ MORE >

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