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Janet Jackson

About

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She is noted for her innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows. Her sound and choreography became a catalyst in the growth of MTV, enabling her to rise to prominence while breaking gender and racial barriers in the process. Lyrical content which focused on social issues and lived experiences set her reputation as a role model for youth.

The tenth and youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career performing at the MGM Grand. She appeared in 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, Diff'rent Strokes, and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989). 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 success in popular music.

In 1991, Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry. Prior to her first studio project with Virgin, she appeared in her first of several lead film roles in Poetic Justice (1993). Her two studio albums which followed, Janet (1993) and The Velvet Rope (1997), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol. These records, along with their promotional music videos and live performances in concert tours, branded Jackson as one of the world's most erotic performers, garnering both criticism and praise. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey. The release of her seventh studio album All for You in 2001 coincided with a celebration of her impact on the recording industry as the subject of the inaugural MTV Icon special.The backlash from the 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy resulted in an industry blacklisting under the direction of Les Moonves, then-CEO of CBS Corporation. Jackson subsequently experienced reduced radio airplay, televised promotion and sales figures from that point forward. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth studio album Discipline (2008), her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015, she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation and released her eleventh studio album Unbreakable the same year. Since then she has continued to release music as an independent artist.

Regarded as the "Empress of Pop", Jackson has sold over 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. She has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Together Again", and "All for You"; she holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18. She is also the only artist in the history of the chart to have seven commercial singles from one album (Rhythm Nation 1814) peak within the top five positions. In 2008, Billboard placed her number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, and in 2010 ranked her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years". In December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance club artist after Madonna. One of the world's most awarded artists, her accolades include five Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, eleven American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and eight Guinness World Records entries. In 2019, she was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jackson has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers and credited with elevating a standard of sound, showmanship and sex appeal expected of pop stars.

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August 11, 2022

Beyoncé becomes fourth woman with 10 Number Ones on R&B/hip-hop charts

She joins Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey in the 10-timers club The post Beyoncé becomes fourth woman with 10 Number Ones on R&B/hip-hop charts appeared first on NME.

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August 9, 2022

Exclusive First Listen: The Game’s New Track ‘Universal Love’ W/ Chlöe Bailey, Chris Brown & Janet Jackson | Billboard News

The Game gave Billboard News an exclusive first listen to his new track ‘Universal Love’ that will be featured on his new album ‘Drillmatic’ out August 12th.

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July 14, 2022

Cardi B, Ye & Lil Durk Launch in Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 10, Score Sizzling Start at Radio

"Hot Shit" gives Cardi B an achievement last completed by Janet Jackson in 2001.

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July 7, 2022

Britney Spears, Janet Jackson Documentaries Vie for Hollywood Critics Association Awards

The final season of NBC’s 'This Is Us' received the most nominations – 12.

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July 4, 2022

With A Return to Live Programming, Can the Essence Festival Resume Its Dominance?

Headlining sets by Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, a reunited Fugees and New Edition offer a mixed bag for the storied festival

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June 27, 2022

Essence Festival 2022: Here’s Where You Can Buy Tickets Before They Sell Out

Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson and New Edition will headline the annual festival taking place in New Orleans from June 30-July 3. Here's how Barbz and other fans can score tickets.

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June 15, 2022

Janet Jackson Promises ‘There Will Be Music at Some Point’

The icon is positively glowing on the latest cover of 'Essence.'

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April 27, 2022

Janet Jackson, Isley Brothers, New Edition & More Set for Kentucky Derby Week Concerts

The Jackson & New Edition concert on May 7 will mark the first time that a music event has been held at the Lynn Family Stadium soccer venue.

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April 21, 2022

Complex Celebrates Taurus Season With Playlist f/ Travis Scott, Pusha-T, Janet Jackson, Adele, MGK, and More

To ring in the start of what some might know as Taurus season, Complex has compiled a new playlist featuring favorites from some familiar Taureans.

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April 13, 2022

Kelly Clarkson & Melissa McCarthy Are Among 2022 Gracie Awards Winners

'Genius: Aretha' and 'The New York Times Presents: Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson' will also be honored.

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March 4, 2022

Essence Festival of Culture Makes In-Person Return With Janet Jackson, Nick Minaj, Summer Walker & More

Set for June 30-July 3 in New Orleans, the event will also be celebrating its 27th anniversary.

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February 17, 2022

Cincinnati Music Festival Announces Return With Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, Anthony Hamilton & More

The event had to take the past two years off due to the pandemic, but is coming back strong in 2022.

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February 11, 2022

Billie Eilish Responds to Kanye, Britney Spears Gets Personal, Janet Jackson Returns & More Top Stories | Billboard News

Billie Eilish is reacting to Kanye West demanding she apologize to Travis Scott, Britney Spears opens up about depression and how she thought she was being treated for cancer during 13-year conservatorship, Janet Jackson’s streaming sales soar thanks to documentary series and BLACKPINK’s Rosé celebrates her birthday with a new cover. This is Billboard News […]

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February 11, 2022

Janet Jackson Streams Soar 109% Thanks to Documentary Series | Billboard News

Janet Jackson’s new documentary series leads to significant gains for the legend’s catalog and the return of her best-known classics to Billboard’s sales chart.

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February 11, 2022

Nathan Chen’s Gold-Medal Routine Demonstrates New Era of Music in Figure Skating

Elton John, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, M.I.A., oh my!

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February 11, 2022

Janet Jackson Returns to the Charts, Streams Soar 109% After Documentary Series

The icon's new documentary series yields big gains, with five songs returning to the digital sales list.

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February 10, 2022

Tiesto & Ava Max’s ‘The Motto’ Moves to No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart

Plus, moves for Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, Disclosure & Zedd and Janet Jackson.

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February 4, 2022

2022 Winter Olympics: U.S. Skaters Get Nasty With Janet Jackson In Beijing

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue brought Janet (Ms. Jackson if you're nasty) to Olympic ice dancing.

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February 3, 2022

Janet Jackson hints at new music after previewing unreleased ‘Love I Love’

"I've recorded so many songs that I've never released" The post Janet Jackson hints at new music after previewing unreleased ‘Love I Love’ appeared first on NME.

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February 3, 2022

Kamasi Washington Performs, Janet Jackson Chats on Fallon: Watch

Washington performed his new single and Jackson discussed her recent documentary series

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February 3, 2022

Janet Jackson Hints at New Music During ‘Fallon’ Appearance

Over 15.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the new docuseries about the pop superstar last month

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February 2, 2022

Despite Criticism, Janet Jackson Doc a Hit for Lifetime

The four-part series was the biggest hit for the network since 'Surviving R. Kelly.'

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January 30, 2022

Janet Jackson previews new song ‘Luv I Luv’ in documentary

The self-titled documentary will premiere in the UK tomorrow (January 31) The post Janet Jackson previews new song ‘Luv I Luv’ in documentary appeared first on NME.

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January 30, 2022

Janet Jackson advised Justin Timberlake to not comment on Super Bowl incident

The legendary pop star said she didn't want "any drama" for the former NSYNC singer The post Janet Jackson advised Justin Timberlake to not comment on Super Bowl incident appeared first on NME.

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January 30, 2022

Janet Jackson Advised Justin Timberlake To Stay Silent About Super Bowl Incident

In part 4 of the Lifetime documentary series Janet Jackson., the singer also revealed Timberlake invited her to perform during his 2018 Super Bowl halftime show set

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January 30, 2022

Janet Jackson Debuts New Song ‘Luv I Luv’ on ‘Janet’ Documentary

"Luv I Luv" premiered during the last episode of the new 'Janet' documentary that invited viewers into the world of the notoriously private superstar.

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January 29, 2022

Janet Jackson Merch: Books, T-Shirts & More Collectibles for Die-Hard Fans

Celebrate Ms. Jackson with any of the awesome gift items on our list.

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January 27, 2022

The Biggest Moments From Part 1 of Janet Jackson Documentary ‘Janet’ | Billboard News

She’s (still) in control. On Friday night (Jan. 28), Janet Jackson unveils the two-hour premiere of her brand-new documentary Janet on A&E and Lifetime. Here are some revelations unveiled in Part 1.

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January 26, 2022

Janet Jackson says Michael Jackson would “tease me” about her weight

The singer made the comments in the new two-part documentary 'Janet' The post Janet Jackson says Michael Jackson would “tease me” about her weight appeared first on NME.

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January 25, 2022

Kelly Clarkson Is ‘Nervous as Hell’ Taking on a ‘Control’-Era Hit by Janet Jackson: Watch

"You made me very nervous, ma'am," the talk-show host told the pop icon of covering one of Jackson's hits.

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Discs

Made For Now (Latin Version)

November 30, 2018

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Made For Now (Benny Benassi x Canova Remix)

October 26, 2018

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Made For Now (Eric Kupper Remix)

October 12, 2018

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Made For Now

August 17, 2018

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Dammn Baby (Miguel Campbell Remixes)

November 11, 2016

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No Sleeep (PKCZ® Remix)

September 1, 2016

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Nasty

January 1, 2016

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Unbreakable

October 2, 2015

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BURNITUP! (feat. Missy Elliott)

September 25, 2015

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No Sleeep (feat. J. Cole)

July 24, 2015

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No Sleeep

June 23, 2015

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Discipline

February 25, 2008

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Feedback

January 1, 2008

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Feedback (Remixes)

January 1, 2008

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Feedback [So So Def Remix feat. Busta Rhymes, Ciara & Fabolous (Edited)]

January 1, 2008

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Feedback [So So Def Remix feat. Busta Rhymes, Ciara & Fabolous (Explicit)]

January 1, 2008

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With U

January 1, 2006

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So Excited (Remix)

January 1, 2006

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Call On Me (Luny Tunes Remix)

January 1, 2006

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Call On Me (Full Phatt Radio Remix)

January 1, 2006

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Call On Me (Dub Remix)

January 1, 2006

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Call On Me (Club Remix)

January 1, 2006

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Call On Me

January 1, 2006

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20 Y.O.

January 1, 2006

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All Nite (Don't Stop) [Remix]

January 1, 2004

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Damita Jo

January 1, 2004

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All For You

April 24, 2001

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Someone To Call My Lover

January 1, 2001

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The Velvet Rope (Deluxe Edition)

October 7, 1997

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The Velvet Rope

October 7, 1997

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Together Again

January 1, 1997

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Any Time, Any Place (Remixes)

May 23, 1994

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Because Of Love

January 18, 1994

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If (Remixes)

July 13, 1993

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Janet

May 18, 1993

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That's The Way Love Goes (Remixes)

April 20, 1993

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State Of The World: The Remixes

April 21, 1991

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Love Will Never Do (Without You): The Remixes

December 15, 1990

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Black Cat: The Remixes

September 21, 1990

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Come Back To Me: The Remixes

July 21, 1990

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Escapade: The Remixes

May 21, 1990

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Alright: The Remixes

May 21, 1990

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Rhythm Nation: The Remixes

March 21, 1990

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Miss You Much: The Remixes

March 21, 1990

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Escapade: The Remixes (Pt. 2)

January 1, 1990

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Rhythm Nation 1814

September 19, 1989

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Control

February 4, 1986

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Dream Street

October 23, 1984

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Janet Jackson

September 21, 1982

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