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

Kind of ironic ... Dr. Conrad Murray shows up on the streets of New York City on the same weekend Janet Jackson is playing Radio City Music Hall. Our photog spotted him out Saturday afternoon and… READ MORE >

Super Bowl Half-Time Show -- A Look Back

Super Bowl Half-Time Show
A Look Back

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

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The Michael Jackson Prelim Fashion Report

The Michael Jackson Prelim Fashion Report

The Jackson clan turned day 2 of the Conrad Murray/Michael Jackson manslaughter prelim into a couture runway show.From Janet in Jermaine drag to Katherine's purple Barney suit, check out all of… READ MORE >

- 1452 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 >

- 1674 days ago
Toni Braxton Was on the 'Idol' Finale?

Toni Braxton
Was on the 'Idol' Finale?

Here's Janet Jackson rockin' her natural hair on the "American Idol" finale last night (left) -- and Toni Braxton at some point in the early '90s (right).Neither had a wardrobe malfunction last… READ MORE >

- 1675 days ago
TMZ Live: Lindsay Lohan, Suge Knight & Megan Fox

TMZ Live: Lindsay Lohan, Suge Knight & Megan Fox

We took your questions on everything -- including the bench warrant issued for Lindsay Lohan's arrest, and Suge Knight arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Plus: Janet Jackson's new hairdo… READ MORE >

- 1682 days ago
Janet Jackson Chops Off All of Her Hair

Janet Jackson Chops Off All of Her Hair

Janet Jackson just turned 44 and celebrated by showing off a chic, much shorter 'do in London on Wednesday.That's the way hair goes. READ MORE >

- 1682 days ago
MJ's Brothers, Janet May Have Estate Claim

MJ's Brothers, Janet May Have Estate Claim

Michael Jackson's sister, Janet, along with brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy, are all listed as possible creditors in the Michael Jackson estate case -- this, according to… READ MORE >

- 1825 days ago
Jackson Stalker Obsessed with Janet Jackson

Jackson Stalker Obsessed with Janet Jackson

The man who threatened to kill Michael Jackson believed he was married to Janet Jackson -- and law enforcement sources tell TMZ it was Janet that the man was obsessed over.A law enforcement source… READ MORE >

- 1831 days ago
Janet: I Had No Idea MJ Used Propofol

Janet:
I Had No Idea MJ Used Propofol

Though she knew Michael Jackson had a drug problem, Janet says she had no clue her brother was using Propofol -- the drug that ultimately killed him.In an interview with Robin Roberts, MJ's sister… READ MORE >

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