Janet Damita Jo Jackson is a renowned American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.
She is the youngest of the nine children of Joseph and Katherine Jackson.
She was born on the 16th of May, 1966, in Gary, Indiana.
Jackson began her career as a child actress, appearing on the television shows “Good Times” and “Diff’rent Strokes” in the late 1970s.
She made her musical debut in 1982 with the release of her self-titled debut album.
The album was a commercial success, spawning the hit singles “Young Love” and “Don’t Go Near Me”.
Jackson’s breakthrough album came in 1986 with the release of “Control”.
The album was a critical and commercial success and established Jackson as a major force in the music industry.
The album spawned the hit singles “What Have You Done for Me Lately”, “Nasty”, and “When I Think of You”.
Janet Jackson Siblings
Jackson has eight older siblings: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon, Michael, Randy, and Rebbie.
Her brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael formed the Jackson 5, one of the most successful groups in music history.
Janet Jackson Children
Jackson has one son, Eissa Al Mana, born in 2017.
His father is Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari businessman whom Jackson was married to from 2012 to 2017.
Janet Jackson Parents
Jackson’s parents are Joseph and Katherine Jackson.
Joseph was a steelworker and a talent manager, and Katherine was a homemaker.
Joseph was a strict disciplinarian, and he often physically abused his children.
Janet Jackson Songs
Jackson has released 11 studio albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
She has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Some of Jackson’s most popular songs include:
“What Have You Done for Me Lately” (1986), “Nasty” (1986), “When I Think of You” (1986), “Rhythm Nation” (1989), “Miss You Much” (1990), “If” (1993), “Together Again” (1997), “All for You” (2001), “No Sleep” (2004), “Make Me” (2008), and “Control” (2015).
Jackson’s songs have been praised for their catchy melodies, empowering lyrics, and innovative dance moves.
She has been a pioneer in the music industry, breaking down barriers for women and African Americans.