Most of the people from the 1900's are well aware of who Michael Jackson is. Janet Jackson, whose full name is Janet Damita Jo Jackson is his sister and a songwriter, dancer, actress, and a singer herself. She took birth in Gary, Indiana, United States of America on May 16, 1966.
Janet's parents' names are Joseph Walter Jackson and Katherine Esther. She was the youngest of all the siblings. The family was economically backward. After her brothers started performing and earning, the entire Jackson family shifted to Encino, Los Angeles. Initially, Janet aspired to become a lawyer or a horse racing jockey. However, when she heard her recorded voice, she decided to give entertainment industry a shot.
At the tender age of seven, Janet would perform at the Las Vegas Strip. In 1976, she appeared on The Jacksons. After The Jacksons, she has started in a bunch of movies like Why Did I Get Married Too?, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Why Did I Get Married Too? and others. Besides acting, Janet also handles a flourishing singing career.
Her debut album named Janet Jackson released in 1982, was a success. Ever since Janet Jackson, she has created gems like Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, The Velvet Rope, Dream Street, and much more. Her songs reflect her strong opinions on sexual harassment, empowerment, and others. At the start of her career, her family looked over her finances and businesses, but later she switched to Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam.
Unfortunately, she had a tumultuous relationship with her family, especially her father. Like all public figures, even Janet had her fair share of controversies. Once, she suffered a costume malfunction during a live performance.
Janet is the author of True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself. She has won several nominations for prestigious award shows. Out of all of them, she won the Billboard Music Awards thirty-three times, Soul Train Music Awards thirteen times, American Music Awards eleven times, MTV Video Music Awards and Guinness World Records nine times, Grammy Awards five times and MTV Europe Awards once. Hollywood Walk of Fame has her name on one of their stars.
In 1984, Janet eloped with James, a singer, before dating Jermaine Dupri, and
, However, within a year, the union crumbled, and they separated. Janet also suffered from depression. Besides being a pop diva, she is a philanthropist too and donates heavily to several charities.