Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, USA) is a singer, Grammy award winning songwriter, dancer and famous American actor. Her brother is "King of Pop" Michael Jackson.
Janet Jackson has been ranked ninth in the list of the most successful artists in the history of Rock & Roll. During the 1990s in America, she is also successful artists second to Mariah Carey.
Janet is the youngest of a family of nine children of Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson. When she was a child learn to walk, the brother of her as Jackie, Jermaine, Michael Jackson formed the band The Jackson 5 and became famous.
April 9, 1974, Janet appeared first at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with nine other family members. Janet immediately became the star of the show that shines over all such artists as Cher, Marie Osmond, Toni Tennille, and Mae West.
Janet has a strange fascination with music. She wrote the tune when his first 9 years old but has never desired to become a professional musician.
Although she did not feel I have talent in singing as his siblings, but in 1982 she released her debut album called Janet Jackson, produced by the soul singer as Angela Winbush, Rene Moore and Leon Sylvers. The album reached the top 10 of Billboard category R & B album and sold over 250,000 copies at the time of its release.
In 1984, Jackson then 18 continue to assert his position on the music scene with the launch of a new album titled Dream Street. This work marked her progress over the first album. Though not in the top 100 pop album of the Billboard charts but hit number 19 on the album charts R & B. Critics began to suspect her true talent and have gotten corrupted criticism out of the way her music.
Janet Jackson's reputation as just at that time based on "little" band family already famous worldwide. She determined to escape the huge shadow it to yourself to confirm the ability and desire.
1986-1991: New images
After some outstanding success of the first two albums, Janet was fortunate to meet two producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. They are blowing a new creative musical career of the girl Janet is 19 years old at that time. Within a few months, Jackson, Jam and Lewis were drafted song demo called Control, which Jackson tells the story of his life.
Control, released in February 1986 became a hit album with five singles in the top 5. Control is excellent songs like "What Have You Done For Me Lately," "The Pleasure Principle" and the ballad "Let's Wait awhile." The album topped the Billboard 200 and sold over 5 million copies in the U.S. by the end of 1986. Control was nominated for a Grammy for "Album of the Year"; six Billboard Music Awards, 4 American music awards, 3 MTV Awards Video Music Awards and three Soul Train Music. The same year, Jackson walked out of the shadow of success and reputation of the family: she fired manager, who is also her father, Joseph Jackson.
In 1989, Jackson embarked on recording their fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814. In this album there are some differences compared to the previous album. It is next to a rock style song also has a few romantic ballads represents femininity and richness in the character of Janet Jackson. Besides the noise, this album also represents a serenity of mind of a young girl. Released in September 1989, Rhythm Nation 1814 is the champion on the Billboard 200 album chart and R & B. Rhythm Nation 1814 sold over 6 million copies by the end of 1989 and became the first album has 5 songs debuted at number 1 include "Alright and Come Back To Me", "Miss You Much", "Escapade", " Black Cat "and" Love Will Never Do (Without You) ".
In 1990, Billboard awarded the album title of the No. 1 selling album of the year. Jackson won several awards, including 15 Billboard Music Awards, 5 American music awards, 4 the Soul Train Music; three MTV video music award and a Grammy first.
Efforts to change her image does not stop there, Jackson decided to shoot a sexy video cameraman Herb Ritts, the last song, "Love Will Never Do (Without You)". This video demonstrates the maturity and is a turning point in Jackson's singing career. She is no longer a shy girl audience but a woman who developed a comprehensive manner the shape and style show, this woman has to manually prepare the way for his music on the road against spikes and enrolled himself in the music history.
1992-1999: Career sublimation
In 1992, Janet signed to Virgin Records. This is a big media event. The contract worth $ 40 million of her company has become one of the recording contract with the largest value in history. Album called janet. or janet period is the sum of all music genres from pop to rock, from dance to funk and even opera.
janet. became the first album in Nielsen SoundScan era U.S. No. 1. Not only that it was topped up in 22 countries, sold 17 million copies and won several prestigious awards including a Grammy.
After the success certain to leave unforgettable time, her singing break from work a few years. Once again the music scene, the audience witnessed a pleasant surprise when she collaborated with his brother King of Pop Michael Jackson song Scream in 1995. October of that year, she released a collection of songs package success of their names on Design of a Decade 1986/1996.
In 1996, Janet continued with Virgin signed a contract worth $ 80 million. This earned her the title of one of the female artist is paid the highest-paid of all time. Also during this time, she focused on writing another album, the 6th album. The Velvet Rope was born with songs like "Got 'Til It's Gone". Janet back with a new image, a new vocalist and a new tattoo. In late 1999, Billboard Magazine ranked Jackson as successful artists of the '90s Monday after Mariah Carey.
2000-2003: Success Unexpected
All for You, Janet's 7th album also earned her incredible success, confirming once again the star of her position on the music market in general. Sold over 605,000 copies in the U.S. in the first week of release and a total of over 3 million copies, this album circulating on the Billboard charts. In late 2003, Jackson won a Grammy 5th. In 2002, Janet began a relationship with music producer Jermaine Dupri.
April 2004, she released her 8th studio album called Damita Jo. Damita Jo sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide and was nominated by a number of prestigious awards such as award American Music, award Billboard, explain Source Music, BET Award Music and Grammy awards including album category R & B of the year.
* 1982: Janet Jackson
* 1984: Dream Street
* 1986: Control
* 1989: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
* 1993: janet.
* 1995: Design of a Decade 1986/1996
* 1997: The Velvet Rope
* 2001: All For You
* 2004: Damita Jo
* 2006: 20 Y.O.
* 2008: Discipline
Singles champion in the U.S. (Billboard Hot 100)
* 1986: "When I Think of You"
* 1989: "Miss You Much"
* 1990: "Escapade"
* 1990: "Black Cat"
* 1991: "Love Will Never Do (Without You)"
* 1993: "That's the Way Love Goes"
* 1993: "Again"
* 1997: "Together Again"
* 2000: "Does not Really Matter"
* 2001: "All For You"
* 1990: Video Best Long Form: "Rhythm Nation 1814"
* 1993: R & B song best: "That's the Way Love Goes"
* 1995: Video Best Short Form: "Scream"
* 1998: Video Best Short Form: "Got 'Til It's Gone"
* 2002: Thu dance music best: "All for You"
* 1977-1979: Good Times
* 1979-1980: A New Kind of Family
* 1980-1984: Diff'rent Strokes
* 1984-1985: Fame
* 1993: Poetic Justice
* 2000: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
* 2007: Why Did I Get Married?
* 1990: The Rhythm Nation Compilation
* 1995: Design of a Decade 1986/1996
* 1998: The Velvet Rope Tour - Live In Concert
* 2002: All for You (Special Edition CD + DVD)
* 2002: Live in Hawaii
* 2004: From janet. to Damita Jo: The Videos
* 2007: Janet Jackson: Exposed
* 1990-1990: Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour
* 1993-1995: janet. Tour
* 1998-1999: The Velvet Rope Tour
* 2001-2002: All for You Tour