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 Matthew McConaughey, 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.

Janis Joplin English Actress

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin, whose full name is Janis Lyn Joplin, was a vocalist and a songwriter of the rock genre. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America on January 19, 1943. Her mother, Dorothy Bonita East, worked in a college while Janis' father, Seth Ward Joplin, was an engineer. Her family also consisted of one sister and brother named Laura and Michael. While she was alive, she had several fans. Among all their children, Dorothy and Seth were more concerned about Janis. She studied at Thomas Jefferson High School, Lamar State College of Technology, Beaumont, Texas, and briefly attended the University of Texas at Austin. While in school, Janis had skin and weight issues and others would bully her for it. As a result, she had problems fitting in with them and became friends with a group of outcasts, who introduced her to music. Janis recorded her first song named What Good Can Drinkin' Do while studying at the University of Texas. After What Good Can Drinkin' Do, she sang numerous songs with Jorma Kaukonen. However, between 1963 and 1965, Janis spent some time in prison due to her shoplifting habits and also got hooked on drugs. She later joined the Big Brother and the Holding Company. Janis worked and performed with them at different venues to full houses. However, few years down the line she separated from the Big Brother and the Holding Company and embarked on a solo career. Some of her hits are The Woodstock Experience, Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968, I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, Cheap Thrills, and much more. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked her at the forty-sixth position on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list. Janis was a rebel, and her fashion was an extension of her personality. Janis dated an array of men like Peter de Blanc, David (George) Niehaus, Country Joe McDonald, Seth Morgan, and Kris Kristofferson. Besides men, she also dated women like Jae Whitaker, Peggy Caserta, and others. However, most of these relationships failed because of Janis' philandering ways and her addiction to drugs. On October 4, 1970, Paul Rothchild found her dead body. She died due to the heroin overdose. The announcement of her demise appalled fans across the orb since she was very young and happened to die just a few days after Jimi Hendrix's death. Janis' publicist has written a novel on her named Buried Alive: The Biography of Janis Joplin. Amy J. Berg documented her life in Janis: Little Girl Blue.


Tori Amos

Tori Amos is a classically trained American singer who has a perfect chord with her vocal for mezzo-soprano range that made her extremely popular in the West. She is a born singer and pianist who could enthrall viewers with her talent at a tender age of 13 under the guidance of her father at Washington DC when she played ’Bye Bye Blackbird’ in a piano and cut her teeth too. Amos has also won a scholarship at the age of five and later joined a pop band named Y Kant Tori which established her as a singer on the musical platform. After this, she became a solo singer in the early 1990s and carved a niche for herself. Little Earthquakes was the debut solo album of singer-songwriter Tori Amos. The album established her as a pop singer. Amos married English sound engineer Mark Hawley on February 22, 1998, and they have one child. The singer now conducts many tours to reach masses. Earlier, between 2011 and 2013, she went a sabbatical in the classical music world. Many critics think she is a great singer who brings revolution in the society as she picks up the lyrics matching with sexual exploitation, pain, hatred, hunger, etc, It may be noted that this singer is totally devoted to singing for albums. She loves singing on tours too and when she sets out to make it, there is public support behind her. She feels recording is a mix of pain and existence in our stomach,  but the tour is a different journey to reach audiences personally. For her assembled tour in 2014, she held 73 concerts between May - November, 2014. Again, in 2017, the singer had begun to conduct ‘Native Invader Album’ tour from September 6, 2017, to North America that lasted till October. The singer was born on August 22, 1963, and was nominated eight times for her albums in the selection of Grammy Awards.

Tori Amos English Actress