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.
How is Janet Jackson related to Michael Jackson?
It's no secret that Janet Jackson and her brother, Michael Jackson, were close, but the singer is opening up about how their relationship changed at the peak of the late singer's career.
Does Janet Jackson have children?
Jackson eventually welcomed a child in 2017, son Eissa, whom she shares with her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana. The little boy celebrated his 5th birthday earlier this month. “You're growing up so fast,” Jackson wrote on Instagram.
Were Janet and Michael Jackson close?
While Janet and Michael remained close throughout their childhood despite a seven-year age difference, the Rhythm Nation singer said that a "shift" between the siblings began when Michael's solo career boomed in 1982, after the release of his iconic Thriller album. Janet was 16 years old and Michael was 24.1
Born the youngest of nine children, Jackson, who grew up watching her brothers become pop acts, started performing herself at the age of 7, doing two shows a night in Las Vegas.
In 1982, Janet's father and family manager, Joe, landed her a recording contract with A&M Records. ... Following this massive success, Janet was dubbed the “Queen of Pop” and signed a new multimillion-dollar deal with Virgin Records, reportedly making her the highest-paid recording artist at the time.
Miss You Much (1989) Instantly iconic for its chair-based video choreography (later referenced by Britney Spears for 2000's Stronger), this lead single from Rhythm Nation 1814 is Jackson's biggest hit on the US chart.