Janet Jackson
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1966-05-16
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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson Biography (Wikipedia)

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows.

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 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. Her fifth album Janet (1993) saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her music. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; she has since continued to act in feature films. Jackson then released her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope (1997), which is distinguished for its innovative production and dark lyrical content. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey. Her seventh album All for You (2001) coincided with a celebration of her impact on the recording industry as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth 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...

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Luther Vandross
The Best Things In Life Are Free
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The Best Things In Life Are Free
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What Have You Done For Me Lately
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What Have You Done For Me Lately
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Let's Wait Awhile
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Let's Wait Awhile
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Together Again
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Together Again
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All For You
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All For You
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When I Think Of You
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When I Think Of You
Beenie Man
Feel It Boy (feat. Janet Jackson)
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Feel It Boy (feat. Janet Jackson)
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Again
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Again
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That's The Way Love Goes
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That's The Way Love Goes
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What's It Gonna Be?! (feat. Janet Jackson)
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What's It Gonna Be?! (feat. Janet Jackson)
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Rhythm Nation
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Rhythm Nation
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Whoops Now
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Whoops Now
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