Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer, dancer, actress, and songwriter. She is the younger sister of Michael Jackson and has had many popular songs like “Nasty”, “Rhythm Nation” and “That is the Way Love Goes”. Jackson also plays Patricia in the 2007 film Why Did I Get Married? She is one of the best-selling artists in the history of pop music, with more than 160 million records sold worldwide. In 2011, True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, a book written by Jackson and David Ritz, was published. The book peaked at number five on the New York Times Best Seller list.
She is 54 yeas old.
Early life and career Jackson was born to Katherine and Joe Jackson on May 16, 1966 at St Mary’s Mercy Hospital in Gary, Indiana. She was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. She did not want to be an entertainer. She wanted to become a race-horse jockey. However her father planned for her to go into the show business. When Jackson was seven she went on stage in the Las Vegas Strip with her siblings in a routine show at the MGM Casino. In September 1979, Jackson started acting in A New Kind of Family. Her first album, Janet Jackson, was released on September 21, 1982, by A&M Records.
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Jackson had several hit singles worldwide. Among them are “What Have You Done for Me Lately”, “Control”, “Nasty”, “Rhythm Nation”, “Miss You Much”, “Escapade”, “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”, and “That’s the Way Love Goes”. Jackson won her first Grammy Award in 1987. On September 19, 1989 Jackson’s fourth album Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 was released. Eight singles were released from the album. In 1993, Jackson was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. On May 31, 1995, “Scream”, a song that Janet made with her older brother Michael Jackson, was released as the first single from Michael’s album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. This song reached the top five on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Jackson released the album The Velvet Rope in 1998, sold over 10 million copies. The album had provocative lyrics. The single “Together Again” became their eighth number one song in the United States, sold over 6 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time. In 2000, he contributed to the movie Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. A single from the soundtrack, “Doesn’t Really Matter”, became their ninth top chart. In 2001, he released the album All for You. A single, also called “All for You,” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, making it the number one hit of the year. The next single, “Someone to Call My Lover,” hit the top three.
Jackson released his album Discipline in 2008. The lead single, “Feedback,” reached the top 20 in the United States and Canada. In June 2009, Jackson’s brother Michael died. In September 2009, he performed “Scream” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards as part of a tribute to Michael.
In 2010 Jackson starred in For Colored Girls. She released her first studio album in seven years, Unbreakable, in 2015. She was number one on the US Billboard 200 album chart. USA Jackson canceled her unbreakable world tour because she announced that she was “planning her family” with her husband, Wissam Al Mana.
Janet was married 3 times: by James Debarge, Rene Elizondo and Wissam al-Mana. They married the latter in 2012. In January 2012 he was born. Four months after the birth of their son, the couple separated. According to Jackson, the husband began to prohibit her from seeing her family, friends, urged her to respect Muslim customs.
Al Mana and Jackson welcomed their first child to the world on January 3, 2017. Religion was very important to the couple, and they named their son Eissa, pronounced eye-sa, which is the Arabic name for Jesus. Eissa is Janet’s first daughter. When she gave birth she was 50 years old, while Wissam was 42.
As of 2020, Janet Jackson’s net worth is approximately $ 190 million.
On May 16, 2020 she is celebrating her 54 birthday.