53 years old (Born on May 16, 1966)
American singer-songwriter and actress; She is famous from Janet (1993).Her first biography was released in 1977 as a joint biography about her and brother Randy Jackson. Ex-sister-in-law of El DeBarge. 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. 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. Was to appear as Lena Horne in a biopic due to be released in 2004. But Lena changed her mind after the SuperBowl "br**st-baring" incident.
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Fun Facts About Janet Jackson
The only member of the famous Jackson family to ever be nominated for an Academy Award - in 1994 as co-writer of the song "Again" from Poetic Justice (1993).
Negotiated a new, $80 million recording contract with v*rgin Records in 1996.
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 had endorsements with PepsiCo, American Airlines and Revlon.
Has homes in Los Angeles and New York.
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 album "Janet" produced six top 10 hits and sold over 15 million copies.
Her third album "Control" sell over 10 million worldwide and produced five top 5 hits including Nasty, Let's Wait Awhile, and the #1 When I Think Of You.
Holds the record for most weeks spent at #1 on the R&B chart for her 1994 single, "Any Time, Any Place."
Measurements: 35C-22 1/2-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Voted one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of 2001" by the readers of Black Men Magazine.
Brother Michael Jackson claims in his "Home Movies" documentary in 2003 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.
Attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California. Was teased and harassed by kids because of her fame on Good Times.
Her nickname "Dunk" was coined to describe her sturdy body, which her brother Michael claimed remsembled a donkey.
Her sophomore album "Dream Street" reached #147 on Billboard and sold only 200,000 copies.
Janet and long time boyfriend Rene were secretly married for nine years. They were married in March of 1991 and Rene filed for divorce in May of 2000.
Became the first artist to score a #1 hit simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream Rock singles chart with "Black Cat" in 1990.
Ranked #77 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Co-starred with the late Tupac Shakur in the movie Poetic Justice.
Attended Lanai Road School.
Her first self-titled album peaked at #63 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums and sold a disappointing 250,000 copies.
The Rhythm Nation tour remains the most successful debut tour by any recording artist. (en.wikipedia.org)
During the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII (38) in February 2004, her right br**st was "accidentally" exposed when co-performer Justin Timberlake reached around and grabbed a detachable part of her br**stplate-like outfit. 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 br**st.
Has always wanted and still wants to go back school to study law.
Aunt of Jermaine Jackson II,Valencia Jackson, Brittany Jackson, Marlon Jackson Jr., Prince Michael Jackson I, Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson.
Has 4 dogs: Riley (a Rottweiler); Dylan (a Boxer); Madison (a miniature Schnauzer) and Pockets (an Australian shepherd-cross).
Named #37 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Rhythm Nation 1814 spend four weeks being #1 on both Pop and R&B charts in the USA. It sold another 10 million worldwide and the singles were even more successful. The album spawned seven top 5 hits including 4 #1s.
Only member of The Jackson 5 to be nominated for an Academy Award.
In Japan, she appeared in a television commercial for Pepsi-Cola with Ricky Martin in 1999. She also appeared in another Japanese TV ad back in 1990 for Japan Airlines.
Ranked #10 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
She was paid $3 million for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000). She was paid an extra $1 million for the song "Doesn't Really Matter" for the NP2 soundtrack.
The film clip "Again" was originally supposed to have Janet wearing her PJ's when she was sitting near her bed because that's what she was wearing when she was writing the song for Poetic Justice (1993).
The Rhythm Nation world tour was the most successful debut tour from any artist
Won 9 Billboard Awards in 1990 for Rhythm Nation 1814.
Janet's highly anticipated eighth album "All For You" is released. [24 April 2001]
Vocal range: 2nd soprano, her top note is an "e"
Graduated from Valley Professional School, an institution where most children were entertainers or actors. Class of 1984.
Favorite designers: John Galliano; Dolce and Gabbana; Jean-Paul Gaultier
Is the #2 most successful artist on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart, behind only Madonna.
Growing up before being a singer, Janet has always wanted to work at a McDonald's Drive-Thru window.
Dated Rene Elizondo, they then married. [1985-1991]
Sister of Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson and Michael Jackson.
Favorite singers: Ella Fitzgerald and Marvin Gaye
Is mentioned in Eminem's song "Ass like that"
Eloped with singer James DeBarge, in 1984 and lived in the Jackson's Encino ranch for several months before she had the marriage annulled.
Daughter of Joe Jackson and Katherine Jackson