Jackson, Janet Damita Jo
Born: May 16, 1966 AD
Currently alive, at 47 years of age.
1966 - Born on May 16th in Gary, Indiana. American singer and actress whose increasingly mature version of dance-pop music made her one of the most popular recording artists of the 1980s and '90s.
1970-1979 - The youngest of nine siblings in Motown's famed Jackson family, Janet Jackson parlayed her family's success into an independent career that spanned recordings, television, and film. She appeared as a regular on the television comedy series Good Times and later as a teenager in the dance-oriented series Fame.
1982-1984 - Following an unremarkable recording debut and a follow-up album, Jackson took control of her career, moved out on her own, and developed her own sound and influential style.
1986 - She reemerged with her breakthrough record Control, which featured five singles that topped the rhythm-and-blues charts, including two Top Ten pop hits, "What Have You Done for Me Lately" and "Nasty".
1989 - Jackson returned with her most diverse work, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814. The album delivered seven pop Top Ten hit singles, including "Miss You Much," "Escapade," and "Love Will Never Do (Without You)".
1993-1997 - Jackson continued to enjoy worldwide popularity and critical acclaim in the 1990s with the albums janet., Design of a Decade, and The Velvet Rope.
2001-2004 - Between the release of All for You, which continued in the sensual vein of janet., and Damita Jo.
- Jackson was at the centre of a debate on decency standards on television, when a “wardrobe malfunction” (that some argued was accidental and others premeditated) caused a scandal during her live performance at halftime of the Super Bowl.
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