Person Details

Birthday: 1966-05-16 08:02:00

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Gary, Indiana, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 29

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer 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 30 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 Records in 1982, she became a pop icon 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 success 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, multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, Janet (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named the second most successful recording artist of the decade. The release of her seventh studio album All for You (2001) coincided with a celebration of her impact on popular music as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin 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. Having sold over 160 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. 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" among her signature songs; she holds the record for the most consecutive top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18. In 2008 Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, placing her at number seven, while in 2010, ranking her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years". One of the world's most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.

Most Famous Work

GMTV
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8

GMTV

(1993) Self
Poetic Justice
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7

Poetic Justice

(1993) Justice
Michael Jackson's Thriller
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8

Michael Jackson's Thriller

(1983) Zombie (uncredited)
Fame
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7

Fame

(1982) Cleo Hewitt
The Oscars
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7

The Oscars

(1953) Self
For Colored Girls
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7

For Colored Girls

(2010) Jo / Red
McQueen
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8

McQueen

(2018) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
JANET JACKSON.
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8

JANET JACKSON.

(2022) Self

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Self
2021 Self (archive footage)
2020 Herself
2019 Herself
N/A
Self (archival footage)
2018 Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
2013 Self
2010 Jo / Red
Patricia
herself
2009 Self
Herself
N/A
2007 Patricia
Herself (archive footage)
Self
2005 N/A
2004 N/A
2003 Self
Herself (archive footage)
N/A
2002 Herself
2001 Self
Herself
N/A
2000 Denise Gaines
1999 Self
1998 Herself
Janet Jackson
1997 Self
1996 N/A
1995 N/A
1993 Herself
Self - Guest
Justice
Self
1992 N/A
1991 Self (Archive footage, Alright music video)
1990 Herself
Herself
1989 Herself
1988 N/A
1984 N/A
1983 Zombie (uncredited)
1982 Cleo Hewitt
1981 Self
1979 N/A
1978 N/A
1976 N/A
N/A
1975 Self - Musical Guest
Self - Host / Musical Guest / Various / Condoleeza Rice /
N/A
1974 Milicent 'Penny' Woods
1971 N/A
1970 N/A
1969 N/A
1964 N/A
1959 N/A
1953 Self
1952 N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2022 Executive Producer
1998 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Crew

Sound

Year Role Movie/Tv
1993 Original Music Composer
1989 Original Music Composer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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