Second soprano vocal range, her top note is an "e" Her bright smile soft, light tone, whispery vocals One key earring Facial mole above the upper left lip Trivia With her 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. Voted one of the "10 Sexiest Women of " by the readers of Black Men magazine.
Ex-sister-in-law of El DeBarge. 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: Was to appear as Lena Horne in a biopic due to be released in But Lena changed her mind after the SuperBowl "breast-baring" incident.
They admit that they privately planned the move after rehearsals had ended, but still maintain that the exposure was accidental in that a red bra was to be revealed, not her bare breast. Was teased and harassed by kids because of her fame on Good Times Attended and graduated from Valley Professional School, an institution where most children were entertainers or actors Her nickname "Dunk" was coined to describe her sturdy body, which her brother Michael claimed remsembled a donkey.
Her albums "Design of a Decade" and "Damita Jo" both reached top 3. Her favorite singers are Ella Fitzgerald and Marvin Gaye. Won nine Billboard Awards in for her album "Rhythm Nation ". Her first self-titled album peaked at 63 on Billboard's Top Albums and sold a disappointing , copies. Her sophomore album "Dream Street" reached on Billboard and sold only , copies.
It sold another 10 million worldwide and the singles were even more successful. The album spawned seven top 5 hits including 4 1s. The album "Janet" produced six top 10 hits and sold over 15 million copies. Eloped with singer James DeBarge , in and lived in the Jackson's Encino ranch for several months before she had the marriage annulled.
Her first biography was released in as a joint biography about her and brother Randy Jackson. Brother Michael Jackson claims in his "Home Movies" documentary in that Janet emulated his choreography from his "Captain EO" short movie into her "Rhythm Nation" music video which she choreographed with Anthony Thomas four years later. Has always wanted and still wants to go back school to study law.
The Rhythm Nation world tour was the most successful debut tour from any artist Used to want to be a jockey when she was a little child but has been scared to ride horses since Christopher Reeve 's accident.
The film clip "Again" was originally supposed to have Janet wearing her nightwear when she was sitting near her bed because that's what she was wearing when she was writing the song for Poetic Justice She also appeared in another Japanese television commercial back in for Japan Airlines. Ranked 10 on VH1's Sexiest Artists. Younger sister of Michael Jackson. In the late s, for a period of several months on a weekly basis, she was hospitalized at Brotman Hospital in Culver City, California.
When Janet appeared on the controversial cover of Rolling Stone magazine, she was topless except for the hands of then husband Rene Elizondo , who had "hand-cupped" her breasts for the shot as captured by photographer Patrick DeMarchelier.
She even produced and helped write songs on the album without any of her siblings being involved. When her secret marriage to Rene Elizondo broke out in , after he filed for divorce, Janet who had in the past denied being married apologized stating "To have a normal family life Since I was a child, my personal life has been lived in the public eye," "At times this has been very difficult. I hope my fans will understand.
Has a son, Eissa Al Mana b. January 3, , with her estranged husband Wissam Al Mana. Her song "Nasty" was inspired by a bit of ancient Roman graffiti: You are a nasty boy". Her album "Damita Jo" was titled after her middle name. Friends with Tichina Arnold. June 16, Has filed for divorce from her third husband of 5 years Wissam Al Mana just 3 months after the birth of their son Eissa. Has a West African Sankofa symbol tattoo on her inner right wrist.
Having sold over million records, she is one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. As of , Jackson is the most-searched person in internet history, and upon the debut of her tenth studio album, ranked as the ninth biggest-selling pop artist and second most-successful female artist within contemporary pop.
Is good friends with Missy Elliott. In December , the magazine named her the second most successful dance club artist of all-time after Madonna. Is mentioned in O-Town 's song "Liquid Dreams".
Recipient of ten Billboard Music Awards, she is one of an elite group of musical acts, such as Madonna, Aerosmith, Garth Brooks and Eric Clapton, whom Billboard credits for "redefining the landscape of popular music. Billboard magazine ranked her at number seven on their Hot 50th Anniversary "All-Time Top Artists", making her the third most successful female artist in the history of the chart, following Madonna and Mariah Carey.
In October , she received her first nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She ranks as the top artist on the chart with 15 number ones in the past twenty-five years, garnering 27 top ten hits between and , and 33 consecutive top 40 hits from through Had to reverse the decision to use a live panther during the Rhythm Nation tour after several incidents, including the panther urinating on stage.
Citing concerns from fans, and her own love of animals, she eventually did not use the cat in the summer leg of the tour. According to StubHub, the State of the World Tour ranks as one of the top 10 most in-demand concert tours for the fall of According to StubHub, a ticket resale site, the Unbreakable World Tour ranked the tenth most popular concert tour of the fall of Britney Spears attended the Los Angeles date of the "Rock Witchu Tour" and said the show inspired the choreography for her "Womanizer" video.
Rhythm Nation is the only album in the history of the Hot chart to have seven singles peak within the top five. She holds the record for most American Music Awards nominations from one album with twelve for Control. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Rhythm Nation is the only album to produce No. A biography revealed her father, Joe Jackson , was emotionally withdrawn, and told her to address him solely by his first name as a child.
Rejected a role in The Matrix to go on a concert tour. The two sisters sang "na na na" back at their brother towards the end of the song. Was one of the zombie dancers featured in her brother Michael Jackson 's music video "Thriller". Two tracks from Britney Spears "Britney" album, "I'm A Slave 4 U" and "Boys", were both originally intended for Janet Jackson's seventh studio album, All for You , with her recording an unreleased demo version of the latter before handing the track to Spears.
The only member of the famous Jackson family to ever be nominated for an Academy Award - in as co-writer of the song "Again" from Poetic Justice Academics argued the erotic imagery in her music videos have contributed to a higher degree of sexual freedom among women. In , she initiated her own record label, Rhythm Nation, thus becoming one of the first African-American female musicians to own a record label.
Under it, she released a lead single "No Sleeep" which bagged the number one spot at Billboard and Twitter.
She became the first celebrity in the brand's history to endorse the fashion line Blackglama for two years. Is ranked as the third most awarded artist in history. Of the nominations that she has been listed under in her more than four decades of career, she has bagged awards and the numbers are bound to increase in the coming years.
In , she released a second hits compilation "Number Ones. In , she authored a self help book 'True You' which chronicled her life and struggles. In , she released her ninth studio album "20 Y. Due to being blacklisted by music channels and radio airplay, the album was affected profoundly. Braving all odds, '20 Y. In , she signed a record deal with Island Records.
The same year, she released her tenth studio album "Discipline" that opened at number one place. Its lead single peaked at number 19 on the Hot charts. Wore a key earring throughout her tenure as a rising pop superstar in the 80s. Her song "Anytime, Anyplace" was sampled in Kendrick Lamar 's single, "Poetic Justice", which also shares the same name of the film she had starred in.
The role was then given to actress Angela Bassett. The role was later given to actress Halle Berry. During the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, she became the first female artist to be nominated for Producer of the Year, following her production contributions on her fourth album, Rhythm Nation Her fans are affectionately known as "JanFam" or "J-Tribe".
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