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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

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Famous as :

Pop/R&B singer

Birth Name :

Janet Damita Jo Jackson

Birth Date :

May 16, 1966

Birth Place :

Gary, Indiana, USA

Spouse :

James DeBarge (7-Sep-84 - 18-Nov-85), Rene Elizondo (31-Mar-91 - 13-Mar-00), Wissam Al Mana (businessman, since 2012)

Claim to fame :

Album "Control" (1986)

Biography


Janet Damita Jo Jackson is the youngest children in her family born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana to Joseph and Katherine. Since she was 2, her older brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael Jackson had already begun to perform onstage at nightclubs and theaters. Named themselves the Jackson Five the siblings later on, at the end of 1968, signed to Motown Records and by the end of the following year, they recorded their first of four history-making #1 singles, "I Want You Back." By the time the J5 had achieved success, the whole family moved out of Gary into the more sunnier atmosphere of Southern California, eventually settling in a gated mansion they named Hayvenhurst in 1971. At this point Janet was still 5 years old.

Born into a family of show-business icons, Janet has gone on to become an icon herself. Rising out of the shadows of her family to attain worldwide fame and most importantly breaking away from the distinction of just being Michael's baby sister she had successfully proven her vocal quality. To begin, by the age of 7 Janet had been dreaming to be a horse jockey concerning a growing infatuation with horses. Yet, her father who previously realized the impact of a changing musical scene to J5 dwindle career, had decided to put his entire family to work as entertainers and thus he had had a bigger plan for Janet than just be a horse jockey. As fate would have it the wish came true, as in April 1974, the 7-year-old Janet made her public debut performance at a Las Vegas nightclub with nearly all nine members of the Jackson family. Fortunately, Jacksons could easily become the star of the shows, emulating and imitating various icons, such as Cher and Mae West, in particular. By 1976 Janet and the family's Vegas act got the attention of CBS' Fred Silverman who was desperately trying to find a new variety act after "Sonny & Cher" had ended while ABC had the competing "Osmonds" family show featuring Donny and Marie. After a deal with Fred Silverman, on June 16, 1976 Jacksons debuted "The Jacksons" made them the first African-American family to have a variety show on TV. Sadly the show lasted only two seasons and was canceled in 1977.

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Janet Jackson Responds to Argument Whether or Not She's a Billionaire

May 24, 2013 03:28:40 GMT

Reports swirling on the web suggest is a billionaire after Variety calls her a "billion-dollar entertainer." Forbes' Dorothy Pomerantz, however, says that though Janet's works raked in $1 billion during her entire career so far, it didn't automatically put her in the billionaire club.
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Janet Jackson Already Marrried to Wissam Al Mana for Months

February 26, 2013 01:34:54 GMT

has tied the knot with Wissam Al Mana. In fact, the "All for You" songstress and the billionaire businessman have been officially married since last year, the singer confirms.
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Janet Jackson Engaged to Qatari Boyfriend of Two Years

December 26, 2012 18:38:59 GMT

Words on the street are, is ready to take her relationship with billionaire boyfriend to the next level. The younger sister of reportedly is engaged to Qatari managing director Wissam Al Mana earlier this year.
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Janet Jackson Sends Vanity Fair Legal Letter to Retract Article

October 10, 2012 17:22:59 GMT

In a lengthy letter to Vanity Fair's editor-in-chief, demands a retraction of an article that the magazine has published in its November 2012 issue. The singer believed the media is trying to defame her by posting false story about her delaying brother 's funeral three years ago.
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Janet Jackson Believes Gossip Site Is Running Campaign to Defame Her

August 17, 2012 18:21:33 GMT

is fighting off parties who make her and her family's name bad after the death of her brother . Through her attorney, Blair Brown, the singer has accused gossip site TMZ of "false and defamatory" statements in the story of Michael's estate paying for Janet's condo.
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Janet Jackson and Her Siblings Blame Michael's Estate for Damaging Family Relationships

August 04, 2012 02:20:17 GMT

While Tito and have both called off public complaint against 's Estate executors, and her two other siblings Randy and Rebbie refuse to back down. In their latest statement, they accuse the Estate of running smear campaign to make them look bad.
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New 'The Hobbit' Production Video: Exploring the Wonderful Set With Peter Jackson

March 02, 2012 07:28:07 GMT

Peter Jackson has once again given a special treat to "The Hobbit" fans. Taking to his Facebook page, the director shared a sixth video production diary from the set of "". The footage invites fans to explore the magnificent New Zealand set of the upcoming epic movie.
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Janet Jackson on 'X Factor (US)' Gig: It Just Wouldn't Be Possible

March 02, 2012 07:19:17 GMT

has nixed the possibility of her becoming a new judge on "" season 2. After previously playing coy on the issue, the "Together Again" hitmaker has officially stated that she passed on the gig.
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Report: Janet Jackson Is Interested to Join 'The X Factor (US)'

February 17, 2012 06:35:15 GMT

could be one of the new judges on "". Though the 45-year-old songstress appeared to dismiss the rumor when she was interviewed on "Anderson", The Hollywood Reporter says that she is indeed in talks to join the second season of the reality series.
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'Underworld: Awakening' Opens as New Champion on Box Office

January 23, 2012 01:37:25 GMT

"" tops the North American box office on its debut weekend. Benefiting from its 3D release, the fourth installment of the vampire vs. lycans war film franchise successfully rakes in an estimated $25.4 million in its first week. The result is bigger than two of the three previous "Underworld" movies.
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Steven Tyler's National Anthem Performance Is 'More Obscene Than Janet Jackson's T*tty'

January 23, 2012 01:29:33 GMT

received a lot of criticism after performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at AFC championship game on January 22. For someone who usually sits on "" judge panel and decides if one could make it to the Hollywood, his national anthem performance was deemed not good enough.
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Janet Jackson Gets Grinch of the Year From PETA

December 27, 2011 05:46:40 GMT

has found herself in PETA's naughty list this Christmas. In fact, the "Together Again" hitmaker was named as the Grinch of the Year for 2011 by the animal rights' organization. She got the title due to the recent launch of her collection with popular fur label Blackglama.
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Full Trailer for 'Underworld: Awakening' Highlights First Hybrid Child

November 03, 2011 01:58:59 GMT

A full trailer for "" has hit the web. Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, the two-and-a-half-minute promo video brings 's Selene back in action to declare a war against humans. In it, Selene is also seen trying to protect Eve, played by India Eisley. Eve herself is the first and only hybrid child and the key answer for Selene to win her war.
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CBS 'Gratified' With Latest Ruling in Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction Case

November 03, 2011 01:43:35 GMT

CBS has won another round in 's infamous wardrobe malfunction case. On Wednesday, November 2, a divided 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was wrong to fine the network $550,000 for the singer's exposed breast during the halftime Super Bowl performance in 2004.
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Janet Jackson Reschedules Australian Tour Dates Due to Trial of Michael's Doctor

October 24, 2011 02:37:01 GMT

is putting her family before her work. The "Rhythm Nation" singer has rescheduled part of her Australian tour because she wants to give support to her family during the trial of Conrad Murray, the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother 's death.
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Janet Jackson and Maroon 5's Concert at Indiana State Fair Might Be Canceled

August 15, 2011 02:16:49 GMT

Following the stage collapse which happened just before 's performance on Saturday night, August 13, other scheduled concerts at Indiana State Fair were left undetermined. Those who were supposed to sing at the festival were , , and .
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Janet Jackson to Be Movie Producer

March 16, 2011 08:57:58 GMT

Pop superstar is set to become a movie producer, the singer has signed a production deal to develop big screen projects. The "Nasty" hitmaker has spoken of her desire to concentrate on her acting career, but recently thrilled fans when she announced she would be hitting the road on her new "Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour" later in 2011.
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Janet Jackson Has Given Parenthood Up to God

February 16, 2011 09:44:12 GMT

is relying on a higher power to decide her future family plans, but insists she'd shower her children with love if she becomes a parent. The "Nasty" hit maker, 44, has never committed to having children, and has revealed the only time she ever seriously considered becoming a mother was when she met producer , who she split from in 2009 after seven years of dating. But the star admits that since the breakdown of that relationship, she is leaving her future in the lap of the gods.
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Janet Jackson: Some Stars Eat Tissues to Stay Slim

February 16, 2011 09:13:00 GMT

has revealed the pressure on famous women to look good and stay slim is so intense, some stars eat tissue to stop hunger pangs. The "Nasty" hitmaker is open about her own longstanding issues with food and her weight, insisting she is an emotional eater whose problems with self-esteem stem from her time as a child actor on hit TV show "Good Times".
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Janet Jackson Finally Accepts Michael's Death

February 08, 2011 09:49:45 GMT

has been "pushing and forcing" herself to mourn her brother 's tragic death after holding back her grief for more than a year. The singer admits she suppressed her emotions after the King of Pop passed away in June 2009 so she could remain strong and support the rest of her family.
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Elvis Presley's Ex Tura Satana Died of Heart Failure

February 07, 2011 04:21:12 GMT

Actress Tura Satana has died of heart failure at the age of 72. The star passed away in Reno, Nevada on Friday night, February 4, her longtime manager, Siouxzan Perry, tells the New York Times.
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Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy Found Dead at 58

February 07, 2011 02:01:09 GMT

Irish guitar great Gary Moore has died at the age of 58. The former Thin Lizzy star's body was found at the Kempinski Hotel on the Costa del Sol in Spain on Sunday, February 6. Moore was holidaying at the time of his death.
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Fergie Avoids Janet Jackson's Infamous Super Bowl Incident

February 05, 2011 07:02:57 GMT

aka Fergie will be the first woman to appear on the Super Bowl half-time stage since 's infamous boob-revealing performance in 2004 and she's determined to keep it clean.
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2011 NAACP Image Awards Nominees in Movie

January 13, 2011 02:52:12 GMT

The upcoming 42nd annual NAACP Image Awards are all about . The nominations for the upcoming prize-giving show have been announced on January 12, and it was revealed that two of Perry's movies score 11 nominations in total.
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Janet Jackson Recalls Tupac Shakur's Sweet Side

November 30, 2010 05:03:55 GMT

still misses her late "Poetic Justice" co-star , insisting the "sweet" rapper wasn't always the tough guy he portrayed through his music. Jackson made her film debut alongside Shakur in the 1993 romance, and became close friends with the hardman hip-hop star, who was fatally shot in Las Vegas three years later.
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Janet Jackson Not Quitting Music

November 06, 2010 03:01:21 GMT

has assured fans she has not quit music for good - she's planning to hit the studio next year to record a new album. The pop star has put her singing career "on the back burner" recently to concentrate on her acting work, with roles in 's movie sequel "" and his upcoming drama "".
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Janet Jackson Denies Giving Up Singing for Acting

October 27, 2010 06:04:36 GMT

is fighting back against fans who have accused her of dropping music for movies - because she worked as an actress years before landing her first record deal. The singer has been showing off her acting skills in recent years, including roles in 's movie sequel "" and his upcoming drama "".
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Toni Collette Confirms She's Expecting Second Child

October 26, 2010 04:19:33 GMT

"About a Boy" star is soon to be a mother for the second time. The actress, who picked up Golden Globe award this year for her portrayal of Tara in "", has confirmed to People that she and her musician husband Dave Galafassi are expecting their second child.
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Janet Jackson Denies Engagement Rumor

October 26, 2010 03:50:49 GMT

has dismissed reports she's engaged to her wealthy Arab businessman boyfriend Wissam Al Mana. The "Nasty" hitmaker split from her longtime partner, producer , last summer after seven years of dating.
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Movie Beauties Grace 'For Colored Girls' Premiere in New York

October 26, 2010 03:21:04 GMT

A world premiere of "" in New York City saw the arrivals of beautiful ladies who join the cast ensemble. , covered in a black outfit, made a solo appearance while , in a gray dress, was accompanied by husband Ol Parker.
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