Janet Jackson Short Bio
Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who was born in Gary, Indiana. Her sun sign is Taurus and she is the youngest kids of Katherine Esther and Joseph Walter Jackson. Among her siblings is famous singer Michale Jackson who with other family member then began performing as The Jackson 5.She was raised in the middle of Jehovah’s Witnesses with strict and bit rude father whose raised all his children. For education she then entered Lanai Road Elementary School in LA, California. She then continued study to Portola Middle School in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California.She was grow up in the middle of family whose blessed with great and melodious voice that smoothed her career in the future.
Janet Jackson Body Measurement Table
|Date of birth||July 11, 1974|
|Age||40 years old|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Height||4 feet 11 inches|
|Hip Size||39 inches|
|Waist Size||27 inches|
|Weight||58 kg 128 pounds|
Janet Jackson Career
She began doing comedy in the entertainment show The Jacksons in 1976. She appeared in several comedies, as in Good Times in the role of Penny Gordon Woods, A New Kind of Family, Fame (season 4) in the role Cleo Hewitt, and Diff’rent Strokes in the role of Charlene Durprey for two years. It was in 1986 which gives a global success with Control album produced by John McClain and sold nearly 15 million copies, but especially by the duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, former musician Prince, converted producers . The sound of the album was so deliberately oriented Minneapolis sound, the musical’s most fashionable at the time and feature the hits “What Have You Done for Me Lately” and “Nasty”.
In 1991, she joined the Virgin team. Richard Branson is determined to revitalize the image of Virgin Records America commit the unthinkable: she signed a record contract with Janet of $ 40 million to record a single studio album. It thus touched by album, more than Madonna. The album in question will simply called Janet.In the US, the album sold over 350,000 copies the first week, and managed to stay ahead of sales for six weeks, while the single “That’s the Way Love Goes” remains the 1st place ranking for eight weeks and won a Grammy Award for Best R & B Song.In 1995, just after the end of the famous world tour Janet World Tour, she recorded with her brother Michael, a single called Scream.In 2001, Janet released the album All for You. Less inventive and successful as its predecessor, it still meets a great success, thanks to hits All for You (awarded a Grammy in 2002), Does not Really Matter “(the soundtrack Nutty Professor 2: The Nutty Family which was # 1 in the US) and Someone to Call My Lover. On September 26, 2006, she released her ninth album, 20 YO, with the first single Call On Me, which has been very successful in the United States becoming number 1 R & B Soul Sale rankings and R & B Air Play and also # 1 Singles Sales.
In early February 2010, she participated in the song We Are The World 25 For Haiti following the earthquake a few weeks ago in this country. April 2, 2010, Janet is back on the big screen with the sequel Tyler Perry entitled Why Did I Get Married Too?.In November 2010, Janet announces her return to the stage for a series of concerts in 2011 on its official website. World tour is entitled “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” and is based on her greatest hits compilation together on Number Ones.
Janet Jackson Controversy
Its true that along her live Janet Jackson has been involved in several controversial cats and maybe scandals too. Her album entitled Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, was published in 1989 and kept the same team of producers. The album evokes racism, street problems and social difficulties. It was intriguing to its title and its very dark content, the antithesis of the albums of the era.After three years of absence she creates controversy in the United States on February 1, 2004 when she unveils a breast with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl. The event, which will be called by the American press “Nipplegate” because of the scandal it caused, results in outright scuttling of promoting her eighth album, Damita Jo. Indeed US radio and MTV simply refuse to broadcast her songs.
Janet Jackson Dating
From 1984 to 1985, Janet Jackson started dating another singer James DeBarge. She then marrying him on September 7, 1984. but they divorced on November 18, 1985. She latter date music director, Rene Elizondo in 1985 and started to married on March 31, 1991. The couple then decide to divorce on March 13, 2000. In 2002, she meet and started to date actor Matthew McConaughey for a short time and latter date musician Wanya Morris in April 2002. At the same year she met and date music producer, Jermaine Dupri. The couple then engaging on April 1, 2004 but they then split on July 7, 2009. In 2010, she met Qatari-born retail entrepreneur, Wissam Al Mana and started date him since then. After dating for two years, she then marrying him in December 2012 and she then converted her religion to Islam.
Janet Jackson Net Worth
In July 2010, Janet became the new model’s Blackglama (‘Legends’ advertising campaign); it takes the following prestigious names such as Diana Ross, Sophia Loren, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Elle Macpherson and Elizabeth Hurley. The campaign begins in September both in the US and internationally. She also earn very big amount of money from her job as a singer too. Janet Jackson even put her name among the list of Rich Black Celebrities with net worth about $1 billion