Janet Damita Jo Jackson
Janet is born May 16, 1966 is an American producer, song writer, recording artist, dancer and actress, she is a prominent figure in pop culture for over 25 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, Different Strokes, and Fame.
After signing a recording contract with A&M in 1982, she became an icon in all genres of music 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, rock and industrial beats, which led to crossover appeal 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 is acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics.
In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million 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 major 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. The movie did not do well for her cross over until the Nutty Professor II the Klumps , why did I get married, why did I get married two, colored girls.since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named the second most successful recording main stream artist of the decade. She has amassed an extensive catalog of movie roles and music hits, with singles such as “Nasty”, “Rhythm Nation”, “That’s the Way Love Goes”, “Together Again”, “All for You”, “ Love Will Never Do Without You”, “ Scream”, “if”, “Again”, “ Go Deep”, “ Feed Back”, Black Cat”, “Control”, “Doesn’t Really Matter”, “Escapade”, “What Have you Done for me Lately”, When I Think of You, Miss You Much, Come Back To Me, Runaway, I get Lonely, Alright, Got Till It’s Gone, “ Make Me” among her most iconic.
Janet is ranked as one of the best-selling and leading artists in the history of music. The Recording Industry Association of America lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States with multimillion certified albums. 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 honored and 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. Janet is the very embodiment of a global superstar. Her artistic brilliance and personal appeal transcend geographic, cultural and generational boundaries. “Janet Jackson is one of the top ten selling artists in the history of music; ranked by Billboard magazine as the ninth most successful act in rock and roll history, and the second most successful female artist in music history.” She is the only female artist in the history of the Hot 100 to have 18 consecutive top ten hit single The most awarded artist in the history of the Billboard Music Awards with 33 wins, she is one an elite group of musical acts. With her 1986 song “When I Think of You”, she and her brother, Michael Jackson, became the first siblings in the rock era to have #1 songs as soloists. The last five of her eight albums (excluding her first two albums “Janet Jackson,” “Dream Street” and her greatest hits album “Design of a Decade: 1986 -1996”) have all hit #1. She is the only woman singer in the history of Rock & Roll to score 5 back to back #1 studio albums on the Billboard Album’s chart. “Control”, “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation”, “Janet”, “The Velvet Rope” and “All For You” all reached #1, together selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. Her albums “Design of A Decade” and “Damita Jo” both reached top 3. One of her favorite singers are Ella Fitzgerald and Marvin Gaye. Janet has a vocal range of 2nd soprano; her top note is an “e”. In Janet personal life she was married three times she Eloped with singer James DeBarge, in 1984 and lived in the Jackson’s Encino ranch for several months before she had the marriage annulled. Later she happened to fall in love with a dancer named René Elizondo, Jr. from one of her sister’s, Latoya Jackson’s music video and later secretly married him in March of 1991. That same year she got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. She is now a Muslim and married to Billionaire Wissam Al Mana. Below is one of the own personal quotes.
“Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society”.
Unbreakable is the eleventh studio album by American singer Janet Jackson was teased from her official site. It was released on October 2, 2015, and went number one on all charts. Her album first release was FOREVER AND THEN THE VIDEO SLEEP. The song spent nine weeks atop of the Adult Contemporary charts and Janet is listed as the Number 7 female artist of all time as per Billboard magazine. This is first album released under her independent label Rhythm Nation Records which was underwritten by her Qatari husband Wissam Al Mana also a Muslim. Distributed by BMG Rights Management. She announced in May 2015, that she would embark on the Unbreakable World Tour and release her eleventh studio album through her own independent record label as a result of a partnership between herself and BMG. Janet is the third artist in history to dominate consecutively one album in each of the last four decades. Truly this speaks her legacy Unbreakable. She also reunites with the songwriting/production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Unbreakable received nothing but positive reviews.
Janet unbreakable world tour has sold out. Making her again a entertainer that not only speaks, sings, acts but fulfill every endeavor she sets out to do. The tour has received rave reviews and has placed her again has broken records for stadium fillings , this again shows that she is still a favorite to the world which elevates her back at the top of one of the greatest entertainers in history. Her team is strong and very wise in how they planned and executed the perfect publicity for the album and releasing the video Sleep, Burn it UP which features Missy Elliot, the single no video for Damm Baby, and Unbreakable . One note very interesting is that her big brother Michael also listed Unbreakable as a single on Invincible his last chart topping album.
As stated her team is strong and business savvy which allowed presented to UBER an too good offer only for the US AMERICAN TOUR, the transportation machine is to include free digital copies of her album in their rides once they download the company app for their first ride in the transportation vehicle in the US for the duration of her US leg tour.
Janet canceled her remaining tour in 2016 when she received confirmation that she was pregnant and went on bed rest for the duration of her pregnancy. In 2017 Janet gave birth to a healthy baby boy Eissa in January and has since split with her husband. she spends a lot of time in Europe. She still resides in the united states and will tour the united states in 2017 which titles STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR.