Janet Jackson

Jackson in 2015 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 made her debut at the MGM Grand. She starred 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 in the United States 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. 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.

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. Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, eleven ''Billboard'' Music Awards, eleven American Music Awards, an Academy Award nomination, 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. Provided by Wikipedia
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    #1's by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    [S.l.] : Universal Music, 2009
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    Unbreakable by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    New York, NY : Rhythm Nation ; BMG, 2015
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    Unbreakable by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Other Authors: “…Jackson, Janet, 1966-…”
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    True you by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    New York, NY : Pocket Books Karen Hunter Pub., 2011
    1st Karen Hunter Publishing/Pocket Books hardcover ed.
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    Discipline by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    New York, N.Y. : Island Records, 2008
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    Design of a decade 1986/1996 by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Hollywood, Calif. : A & M, 1995
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    Damita Jo by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    New York : Virgin Records America, 2004
    Unedited version.
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    Control by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Hollywood, Calif. : A & M, 1988
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    Control by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Hollywood, Calif. : A&M Records, 1988
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    True you : a journey to finding and loving yourself by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2011
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    Unbreakable by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    New York : BMG Rights Management, 2015
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    Control by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

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    Unbreakable by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    New York, NY : Rhythm Nation ; BMG, 2015
    Other Authors: “…Jackson, Janet, 1966-…”
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    Number ones by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Santa Monica, Callif. : A&M, 2009
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    Janet Jackson's Rhythm nation 1814 by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Hollywood, CA : A & M Records, 1989
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    Damita Jo by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    New York : Virgin Records America, 2004
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    Control : the remixes by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

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    The velvet rope by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Beverly Hills, Calif. : Virgin, 1997
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    Janet by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Beverly Hills, Calif. : Hollywood, Calif. : Virgin ; Manufactured by Capitol, 1993
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    Janet by Jackson, Janet, 1966-

    Beverly Hills, Calif. : Hollywood, Calif. : Virgin ; Manufactured by Capitol, 1993
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