101 Facts About Janet Jackson

1. Janet Jackson is the younger sister of Michael Janet Jackson and has had many popular songs such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", and "That's The Way Love Goes.

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2. Janet Jackson has 4 dogs: a Rottweiler, a Boxer, a miniature Schnauzer, and an Australian shepherd-cross.

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3. Janet Jackson acknowledged that we had no prior knowledge of her plans.

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4. Janet Jackson has stood the test of time in the face of adversity.

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5. Janet Jackson received the MTV Video Vanguard Award for her contributions to the art form, and she became the first recipient of the MTV Icon tribute, celebrating her impact on the music industry as a whole.

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6. On December 13, 2018, Janet Jackson was announced as one of the seven inductees of the 2019 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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7. Janet Jackson recorded a duet with Elton John titled "I Know the Truth", included on the soundtrack to Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida.

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8. Janet Jackson spawned five singles and four promotional singles, receiving various certifications worldwide.

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9. At this point, Janet Jackson was successfully "shaking off the experience of being a shadow Jackson child", becoming "an artist in her own right".

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10. Janet Jackson will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

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11. In 2008, Janet Jackson released her tenth studio album, "Discipline", which became her sixth release to top the Billboard 200, despite another tumultuous artist-label relationship.

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12. Janet Jackson made her film debut in Poetic Justice in 1993.

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13. Janet Jackson started acting at a very young age, with her brothers on their variety show in the 70s and landed other television roles throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.

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14. Janet Jackson became an international superstar when she released her 5th studio album, Janet in May of 1993.

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15. Janet Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records in 1991, this established her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry.

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16. Janet Jackson is the only Jackson child to step out from her older brother, Michael Jackson's shadow.

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17. Janet Jackson performed at the MGM Casino on the Las Vegas strip at the age of 7.

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18. Janet Jackson was born on May 16th, 1966 in Gary, Indiana to Katherine Esther and Joe Jackson.

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19. On January 3, 2017, Janet Jackson welcomed a son with her Qatari husband.

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20. Janet Jackson is the last of ten children born to her parents.

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21. Janet Jackson was twice the highest paid recording artist in history, thanks to her two contracts with Virgin Records.

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22. Janet Jackson has gone ahead to release four more albums, with the latest being 'Unbreakable' in 2015 which became her seventh No 1 album.

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23. Janet Jackson is the last child of the famous first family of Soul, the Jacksons.

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24. Janet Jackson began performing when she was a child and opened for the Jackson 5 in Las Vegas.

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25. Janet Jackson was born into a musical family and was the youngest of nine children.

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26. Janet Jackson recently gave birth to her first child, a son named Eissa, with her now estranged husband Wissam Al Manal.

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27. Janet Jackson kept one of her marriages a secret for eight years.

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28. In 1993, Janet Jackson made her film debut in "Poetic Justice.

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29. Janet Jackson got her first starring role as Penny Gordon Woods on the sitcom "Good Times".

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30. On the US Billboard 200, Janet Jackson had its peak at number 63.

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31. Janet Jackson took the idea from a Helmut Newton photograph of actress Elizabeth Taylor submerged in a swimming pool, which she found "dramatic".

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32. Janet Jackson holds the record for most consecutive top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a total of 18.

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33. Janet Jackson signed a $32 million contract with Virgin Records in 1991.

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34. Janet Jackson recorded a message to her fans and informed them about postponing her ongoing Unbreakable world tour for a while.

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35. On June 25, 2009, Michael Janet Jackson died at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills because of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication which led to a cardiac arrest.

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36. Janet Jackson has been married three times, but Eissa is her first child.

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37. Janet Jackson is 50 years old and she has been married three times, but Eissa is her first child.

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38. Janet Jackson is one of the biggest pop stars the world has ever known.

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39. In 1993 Janet Jackson was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

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40. Janet Jackson is committed to a number of causes close to her heart.

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41. Over the years, Janet Jackson has shed some real estate assets.

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42. In this book, Janet Jackson touches on various topics, such as self-esteem, body image issues, and relationships.

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43. In 1993, Janet Jackson returned to acting, but this time on the "big screen", appearing in the film Poetic Justice, opposite Tupac Shakur.

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44. Janet Jackson was showcased on the soundtrack to the film Mo Money.

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45. Janet Jackson stepped out from the shadow of her famous musical brothers, including superstar Michael Jackson, with the release of her 1986 album, Control.

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46. In 1996 Janet Jackson suffered a nervous breakdown with severe bouts of depression.

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47. Janet Jackson comes from one of the most famous families in pop history.

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48. Janet Jackson contributed a song to the soundtrack of the 1994 fashion industry flick Ready-to-Wear.

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49. In 2004 Janet Jackson released Damita Jo, but she was embroiled in more controversy that year.

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50. Janet Jackson renewed her contract with Virgin Records in 1996 in a four-album, $80 million deal.

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51. Janet Jackson appeared on her brother Michael's 1995 single "Scream" and in its innovative video, which was nominated for several awards.

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52. In 1991 Janet Jackson signed a huge recording contract with Virgin Records.

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53. Janet Jackson performed at the 1987 Grammy Awards but didn't take home any trophies.

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54. Janet Jackson explained to Us that her mother wanted to attend the filming of the latter.

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55. In 2001 Janet Jackson received the Award of Merit at the twenty-eighth annual American Music Awards.

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56. Janet Jackson was able to keep the turmoil in her relationship out of the press even after the release of such a revealing piece and continued to expand her entertainment career with a successful tour surrounding The Velvet Rope.

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57. Janet Jackson had begun publicly recognizing Elizondo's contributions to her career during the promotion of The Velvet Rope.

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58. Janet Jackson received a Chairman's Award from the NAACP in 1992 in recognition of her public service work, especially on behalf of young people.

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59. Janet Jackson performed at the 1987 Grammy Awards but didn't take home any statues.

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60. Janet Jackson is the only woman ever to make five consecutive number-one studio albums on the Billboard charts.

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61. Janet Jackson clearly knew what she was doing from the very beginning.

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62. Janet Jackson was slated to play Lena Horne in a biopic that would be released in 2004.

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63. Janet Jackson rejected a role in The Matrix to go on a concert tour.

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64. Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

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65. In 2011, Janet Jackson released the book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, which dealt candidly with ideas around body image and her struggles with weight.

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66. Janet Jackson embarked on her first tour in the spring of 1990.

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67. Janet Jackson attended public school in Encino, California for some time before switching to Valley Professional School, from which she graduated in 1984.

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68. In the clip, Janet Jackson is dressed as an African queen, sending unexciting performers to their death—just like Michael did in his 1992 video.

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69. On January 3, 2017, Janet Jackson gave birth to a son, Eissa Al Mana.

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70. In 2016, Janet Jackson announced that they were expecting their first child together.

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71. In 2010, Janet Jackson met Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana and began dating him shortly after that.

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72. At age 18, Janet Jackson eloped with singer James DeBarge in September 1984.

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73. In November 2014, Janet Jackson was voted 'Queen of Pop' by a poll conducted online by VH1.

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74. Janet Jackson describes Lena Horne as a profound inspiration, for entertainers of several generations as well as herself.

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75. Janet Jackson received the MTV Video Vanguard Award for her contributions to the art form, and became the first recipient of the MTV Icon tribute, celebrating her impact on the music industry as a whole.

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76. Janet Jackson has changed her lyrical focus over the years, becoming the subject of analysis in musicology, African American studies, and gender studies.

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77. The next day, Janet Jackson released the single "Made for Now", a collaboration with Daddy Yankee.

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78. In an interview for Billboard magazine, Janet Jackson revealed that she was currently working on new music.

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79. In May 2018, it was announced that Janet Jackson would received the Billboard Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

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80. On May 1, 2017, Janet Jackson announced she would resume her Unbreakable World Tour, now known as the State of the World Tour.

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81. On June 15, 2015, Janet Jackson announced the first set of dates for the North American leg of her Unbreakable World Tour.

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82. On May 16, 2015, Janet Jackson announced plans to release a new album and to embark on a world concert tour.

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83. In 2012, Janet Jackson endorsed Nutrisystem, sponsoring their weight-loss program after struggling with weight fluctuations in the past.

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84. Janet Jackson released the self-help book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself in February 2011, co-written with David Ritz.

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85. Janet Jackson announced plans to embark on her largest world tour in support of her second hits collection, Number Ones.

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86. Janet Jackson recorded the film's theme, "Nothing", released as a promotional single.

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87. Janet Jackson was awarded the Vanguard Award at the 19th annual GLAAD Media Awards, honoring her contributions in promoting equal rights among the gay community.

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88. Janet Jackson was approached to record the lead single for the film Rush Hour 3.

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89. Janet Jackson signed with Island Records after her contract with Virgin was fulfilled.

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90. Janet Jackson was ranked the seventh richest woman in the entertainment industry by Forbes, having amassed a fortune of over $150 million.

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91. Janet Jackson collaborated with reggae artist Beenie Man for the song "Feel It Boy", produced by the Neptunes.

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92. In July 2001, Janet Jackson embarked on the All for You Tour, which was broadcast on a concert special for HBO watched by twelve million viewers.

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93. At the 1999 World Music Awards, Janet Jackson received the Legend Award for "outstanding contribution to the pop industry".

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94. Janet Jackson recorded a duet with Elton John titled "I Know the Truth", included on the soundtrack to Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida.

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95. Janet Jackson contributed the ballad "God's Stepchild" to the Down in the Delta soundtrack.

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96. Janet Jackson donated a portion of the tour's sales to America's Promise, an organization founded by Colin Powell to assist disenfranchised youth.

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97. Janet Jackson began suffering from severe depression and anxiety, leading her to chronicle the experience in her sixth album, The Velvet Rope, released October 1997.

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98. In July 1993, Janet Jackson made her film debut in Poetic Justice.

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99. Janet Jackson released her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814, in September 1989.

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100. Janet Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, the youngest of ten children, to Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson.

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101. In 1991 Janet 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.

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