Real Name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson
Height: 5' 4"
Measurements: 35C-22 1/2-36
Hair: Dark Brown
Born: Born on May 16 1966 in Gary, Indiana, USA.
Discovered: Janet lived her early years in the shadow of her brothers' band, called The Jackson 5. She signed a deal with Motown and began touring, making appearances with her brothers and sisters, and co-starring in "The Jacksons".
In 1977, she got the part of Penny Gordon on "Good Times", and made an appearance on the hit TV show "Diff'rent Strokes" as Charlene Dupree. Soon afterwards came her role on "Fame".
Resume: Janet signed with A&M Records, and recorded her first solo album entitled "Janet Jackson". The album did poorly on the music charts. Two years later she recorded "Dream Street", which also failed to generate any hype.
A year later she signed on Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to record a third album called "Control". The move proved to be right, the album was a hit, selling 5 million copies in the U.S. alone, spawning six hits, and the #1 "When I Think of You".
Determined to succeed, Janet then recorded "Rhythm Nation 1814". This time it sold 9 million copies in the U.S. - a bigger hit than "Control". She happened to fall in love with a dancer named RenÃ© Elizondo, Jr. from one of her sister's, LaToya Jackson's music videos and later secretly married him in March of 1991. That same year she got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Her biggest hit came with her fifth album called "Janet'. It featured the chart-topping single "That's The Way Love Goes".
Two years later she released a Greatest Hits album "Design of a Decade" which included two new hits "Runaway" and "Twenty-Foreplay". Her seventh album, "The Velvet Rope" proved her star power.
In 2000 Janet also starred in the hit film Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, alongside Eddie Murphy.
Продолжение ниже рекламного блока:
Janet recorded her eighth album "All For You", and was honored by MTV as an MTV Icon. In 2004, Janet went to work on her next album "Damita Jo", yet another hit. Also in 2004, Janet had a reveal that she will always be remembered for. The infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl halftime show, where a piece of her costume was ripped off by co-singer Justin Timberlake to reveal her breast, spawned media mayhem and an FCC investigation.
Known For: Her SuperBowl "wardrobe malfunction" when she revealed her breast to unsuspecting viewers.
Romance: Dating (possibly married) director Jermaine Dupri.
Was married to Rene Elizondo, from March 1991 - March 2000.
Was married to James DeBarge from September 1984 -November 1985.
Rumors: That she may have married boyfriend Jermaine Dupri.
Quotes: "In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us" - Janet Jackson.
"I will never forget that. I was really young, about 6 or 7, and as a kid, that was very hurtful to me. I went through a lot, from age 15 to about 19 years. I was very young. I used to hurt so badly that I'd ask God why, what have I done to deserve this?" - Janet Jackson on recalling the day her father told her to stop calling him Dad.
"We're all driven to premieres or nightclubs and seen the rope separating those who can enter and those who can't. Well, there's also a velvet rope we have inside of us, keeping others from knowing our feelings. In this album I'm trying to expose and explore thsoe feelings. I'm inviting you inside my barrier. During my life I've been on both sides of the rope. At times, especially during my childhood, I felt left out and alone. At times I felt misunderstood....But no human heard those feelings expressed. They stayed buried in the past. But now the truth has to come out, and for me, the truth takes the form of a song." - Janet Jackson on her 1997 recording "The Velvet Rope".
"It made me so happy. On my song "Whoops Now,' I even used the lyrics, 'I'm out in the sun having fun with my friends' [from that song]. There's also the Turtles' 'Happy Together' and the Association's 'Windy' and Simon and Garfunkel's 'Feelin' Groovy.' Those songs are all precious moments to me. They're about just plain feeling good." - Janet Jackson In a Rolling Stone '93 interview.
"I was very independent growing up, but there were things that were bothering me that I never told anybody. I would talk to our animals at home. We had fawns that Michael and I raised until we weaned them and we'd feed them every morning. And I would talk to them....I felt they understood me. We had four dogs, and I would climb in the bushes and sit down and speak with them....And that's how I dealt with my life in the very, very beginning, when I was a kid." - Janet Jackson.