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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 16, 1966
SpouseWissam Al Mana, René Elizondo Jr., James DeBarge, Rhythm Nation, Nasty, That's the Way Love Goes
MarkHer bright smile
FactIs the #2 most successful artist on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart, behind only Madonna.
PaymentsEarned $5,000,000 from Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)

Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows. The tenth and youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Diff’rent Strokes. Her eponymous debut album was released in 1982, and produced hits such as “What Have You Done for Me Lately”, “Nasty”, “Control” and “When I Think of You”.

Born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson, Janet is the youngest of ten children. She has five brothers and four sisters: Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon, Michael, Randy and Brandon. Her father, a former boxer, was a steel mill worker who later managed the careers of all nine of his children. Her mother is a Jehovah’s Witness. As a child, Janet was shy and withdrawn. She had a troubled relationship with her father, who was often absent from the family home.

At age seven, Janet appeared on The Jacksons, a variety television series that aired on CBS from 1976 to 1977. She made her film debut in the 1980 musical comedy film The Wiz. In 1982, Jackson signed a recording contract with A&M Records and released her self-titled debut album that same year. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and produced four singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “What Have You Done for Me Lately”, “Nasty”, “Control” and “When I Think of You”.

Jackson’s second album, Dream Street, was released in 1984. It peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and produced the singles “Don’t Stand Another Chance”, “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)” and “Black Cat”. In 1986, Jackson starred in the musical film Dreamgirls. The film’s soundtrack album topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced five singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “When I Think of You”, “Nasty”, “Control” and “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”.

In 1987, Jackson released her third album, Control. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced five singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Nasty”, “Control”, “Let’s Wait Awhile”, “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)” and “Black Cat”. In 1989, Jackson released her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced nine singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Rhythm Nation”, “Miss You Much”, “Escapade”, “Black Cat” and “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”.

In 1991, Jackson signed a recording contract with Virgin Records and released her fifth album, janet., which topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced six singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “That’s the Way Love Goes”, “Again”, “Because of Love”, “Any Time, Any Place” and “Whoops Now”. In 1993, Jackson released her sixth album, janet., which topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced seven singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “That’s the Way Love Goes”, “Again”, “Because of Love”, “Any Time, Any Place” and “Whoops Now”.

In 1995, Jackson released her seventh album, Design of a Decade: 1986-1996. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced five singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Runaway”, “Scream” and “Together Again”. In 1997, Jackson released her eighth album, The Velvet Rope. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced six singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Got ’til It’s Gone”, “Together Again” and “I Get Lonely”.

In 2001, Jackson released her ninth album, All for You. The album topped the Billboard 200 chart and produced six singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “All for You”, “Someone to Call My Lover” and “Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)”. In 2004, Jackson released her tenth album, Damita Jo. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and produced three singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Just a Little While”, “I Want You” and “Toxic”.

In 2006, Jackson signed a recording contract with Island Records and released her eleventh album, 20 Y.O.. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and produced three singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Call on Me”, “So Excited” and “Do It to Me”. In 2008, Jackson released her twelfth album, Discipline. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and produced three singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Feedback”, “Luv” and “4 Words (To Choke Upon)”.

In 2010, Jackson signed a recording contract with EMI Music Group and released her thirteenth album, Unbreakable. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and produced two singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “No Sleeep” and “‘Til It’s Gone”. In 2015, Jackson released her fourteenth album, Unbreakable. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and produced two singles that reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “‘No Sleeep” and “‘Til It’s Gone”.

Jackson has sold over 100 million records worldwide making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won five Grammy Awards. She is also a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Jackson has been married three times: to James DeBarge from 1984 to 1985; Rene Elizondo Jr. from 1991 to 2000; and Wissam Al Mana from 2012 to 2017. She has three children: son Eissa Al Mana (born in 2017), daughter Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born in 1986) and son Randy Jackson Jr. (born in 1989).

General Info

Full NameJanet Jackson
Date Of BirthMay 16, 1966
Height1.63 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Author, Fashion Designer, Dancer, Model, Music artist, Spokesperson, Businessperson, Rhythm Nation, Nasty, That's the Way Love Goes
EducationPortola Middle School, Lanai Road Elementary School, Rhythm Nation, Nasty, That's the Way Love Goes


SpouseWissam Al Mana, René Elizondo Jr., James DeBarge, Rhythm Nation, Nasty, That's the Way Love Goes
ChildrenEissa Al Mana
ParentsKatherine Jackson, Joe Jackson, Rhythm Nation, Nasty, That's the Way Love Goes
SiblingsRhythm Nation, Nasty, That's the Way Love Goes, Michael Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Joh'Vonnie Jackson, Brandon Jackson


AwardsBET Ultimate Icon, MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography, MTV Video Music Award for Best Electronic Video, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, American Music Award for Favorite...
NominationsRock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Academy Award for Best Original Song, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, People's Cho...
MoviesPoetic Justice, For Colored Girls, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Janet: Live in Hawaii, From Janet to Damita Jo: The Videos, Why Did I Get Married?, Michael Jackson Unmasked, The Work of Director Mark Romanek, The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed Americ...
TV ShowsFame, A New Kind of Family, Good Times, The Jacksons

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#Marks / Signs
1Her bright smile
2Second soprano vocal range, her top note is an "e"


Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)$5,000,000


1I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.
2I have a pretty bad temper. But you have to really push me to see it. But everybody has their things.
3I've never been into what am I going to do next, trying to reinvent myself.
4Big sisters and brothers... I am telling you, it never changes.
5People do see me as sweet and innocent. Not to say that I am not those things. But I have other sides to me.
6I love working with organizations. I love giving. I want to do more of that. You got to give back. I love helping people, especially children.
7I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don't mind that.
8Another side to me is this very sexual being. When I look back on my life, it's always been there. It's been there since I was 10 years old, having the imagination that I had.
9A lot of times I felt so alone. But I also thought there has to be other people that have experienced either what I have, or close to it.
10Self-expression is my goal, I want to be real with my feelings. Singing and dancing-and all the joy that goes with performing- come from my heart. If I can't feel it, I won't do it.
11My dad taught us that there's no greater distance than that between first and second place.
12Freedom means choices.
13All kids rebel. My way was to dye my hair half pink and half blue. It was a mess.
14After my disillusionment, I felt hollow inside, as though someone had scooped out my soul. It took a while, but deep within I discovered a core of determination I never knew existed. That's when I got serious about myself and my career. I saw what I needed to do, and I did it.
15The pain is necessary. Sometimes pain is the teacher we require, a hidden gift of healing and hope.
16Being from a famous family is a blessing. I'm challenged to live up to the expectations. I'm happy, grateful for what I've inherited and excited about what I want to contribute.
17I was sheltered by my parents, work and school. I walked out into the world and saw things I'd only read about. I learned the hard way. It was scary, but I saw I had two choices - sink or swim. I swam. And discovered I could actually make it to the shore, all on my own. Not that I wasn't frightened or didn't experience moments of panic. I did.
18There was also loneliness. I had few friends. Work consumed me. in some ways, it still does.
19I also experienced serious rejection. I auditioned for dozens of commercials, for example, but was never chosen. That might have devastated other children, but somehow my attitude was "Well if I don't get this one, I'll get the next." Looking back, I see I had a built-in toughness.
20I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool.
21Pain like water it dry away so love come in without pain how can love think about.
22We had the kind of night were morning comes to soon... we used the light from a flickering candle across the room to make the kind of shadows that only one thing could make... love.
23To a world sick with racism, get well soon.
24We are a nation with no geographic boundaries, bound together through our beliefs, we are like minded individuals sharing a common vision, pushing toward a world rid of color lines.
25Life is a journey, and I'm still walking it. And, like everyone, I'm going to have some days that are better than others, some days that are tougher than others. But I'm in a much happier place, the happiest place I've ever been in my life, and that's why it feels so good to me, finally being able to say I do like who I am.
26Getting back to that child and giving the child what the child may have missed - the reassurance of a nourishing and accepting love, a love that says you are special - is hard work. It can be scary, but like the song says, we have to deal with the past to live completely -and freely - in the present.
27[on people disapproving of Jermaine Dupri] People need to stay out of other people's business. Honestly, how can they say what is a good match for me and what is a good match for him? They really don't know us. That's for us to decide. They need to stay out of other's people's business and deal with their own issues.
28[on Jermaine Dupri] You know that it's something different when your whole family falls in love with him, when your brothers and sisters love him. And with me having eight brothers and sisters, there are some major eyes on him. And they all adore him. So that's really good.
29Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.
30If I wasn't singing, I'd probably be, probably an accountant.
31I set out to please myself, hopefully in the end, the listeners will enjoy what I've created.
32[on Rene Elizondo] I've been very fortunate to have found someone who has been so incredibly caring... I don't think anybody else would have stuck around because I had some really difficult times... and I know he probably would wake up and say, "Okay, who is she today?". I think anyone else would have said, "You know what? I am out of here because I cannot take this." But he was there, right by my side the entire way.
33I was never pushed into the religion by my mother or anyone else. I made up my own mind when I was old enough. I am not a religious person, but I am spiritual. But I don't believe in things like guilt. I believe in a higher power. I believe in inspiration.
34I 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 [brother Michael Jackson] 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.
35[1993 interview in Rolling Stone magazine] 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". 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.
36[on her 1997 recording "The Velvet Rope"] 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 those 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.
37[on the day her father told her to stop calling him Dad] 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?".
38In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
39We all have the need to feel special.
40You don't have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory.


1Her 1986 song "Nasty" was inspired by a bit of ancient Roman graffiti: VIRGULA TERTIO SU: INDECENS ES. ("Virgula to Teritus: You are a nasty boy").
2(May 4, 2016) Expecting her 1st child with her 3rd husband Wissam Al Mana. Jackson is reportedly in her second trimester of pregnancy after successfully working with a fertility specialist.
3When her secret marriage to Rene Elizondo broke out in 2000, after he filed for divorce, Janet who had in the past denied being married apologized stating "To have a normal family life...Since I was a child, my personal life has been lived in the public eye," "At times this has been very difficult. I hope my fans will understand." Later Elizondo himself admitted that he was surprised they were able to keep it a secret for as long as they did.
4Explained that one reason why she named her 1993 album "Janet" was because many people thought she was just riding her on last name. She even produced and helped write songs on the album without any of her siblings being involved.
5When Janet appeared on the controversial cover of Rolling Stone magazine, she was topless except for the hands of then husband Rene Elizondo, who had "hand-cupped" her breasts for the shot as captured by photographer Patrick DeMarchelier. [September 1993]
6Aunt of Yashi Brown, Austin Brown, Dealz, Jermajesty Jackson, Stevanna Jackson, Jaafar Jackson, Donte Jackson, Genevieve Jackson, Taryll Jackson, Taj Jackson and T.J. Jackson.
7In the late 1980s, for a period of several months on a weekly basis, she was hospitalized at Brotman Hospital in Culver City, California.
8Younger sister of Michael Jackson.
9The Jacksons were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
10She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1500 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on April 20, 1990.
11Rejected a role in The Matrix (1999) to go on a concert tour.
12Ranked #10 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
13Growing up before being a singer, Janet has always wanted to work at a McDonald's Drive-Thru window.
14She had endorsements with PepsiCo, American Airlines and Revlon.
15In Japan, she appeared in a television commercial for Pepsi-Cola with Ricky Martin in 1999. She also appeared in another Japanese television commercial back in 1990 for Japan Airlines.
16Is mentioned in Eminem's song "Ass Like That".
17Named #37 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
18The film clip "Again" was originally supposed to have Janet wearing her nightwear when she was sitting near her bed because that's what she was wearing when she was writing the song for Poetic Justice (1993).
19Used to want to be a jockey when she was a little child but has been scared to ride horses since Christopher Reeve's accident.
20The Rhythm Nation world tour was the most successful debut tour from any artist
21Has always wanted and still wants to go back school to study law.
22Holds the record for most weeks spent at #1 on the R&B chart for her 1994 single, "Any Time, Any Place".
23Has homes in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta (with beau Jermaine Dupri).
24Brother Michael Jackson claims in his "Home Movies" documentary in 2003 that Janet emulated his choreography from his "Captain EO" short movie into her "Rhythm Nation" music video which she choreographed with Anthony Thomas four years later.
25Became the first artist to score a #1 hit simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream Rock singles chart with "Black Cat" in 1990.
26Daughter of Joe Jackson and Katherine Jackson
27Her first biography was released in 1977 as a joint biography about her and brother Randy Jackson.
28Is the #2 most successful artist on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart, behind only Madonna.
29Eloped with singer James DeBarge, in 1984 and lived in the Jackson's Encino ranch for several months before she had the marriage annulled.
30The album "Janet" produced six top 10 hits and sold over 15 million copies.
31"Rhythm Nation 1814" spend four weeks being #1 on both Pop and R&B charts in the United States. It sold another 10 million worldwide and the singles were even more successful. The album spawned seven top 5 hits including 4 #1s.
32Her third album "Control" sell over 10 million worldwide and produced five top 5 hits including "Nasty", "Let's Wait Awhile, and the #1 "When I Think of You".
33Her sophomore album "Dream Street" reached #147 on Billboard and sold only 200,000 copies.
34Her first self-titled album peaked at #63 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums and sold a disappointing 250,000 copies.
35Won nine Billboard Awards in 1990 for her album "Rhythm Nation 1814".
36Her favorite singers are Ella Fitzgerald and Marvin Gaye.
37Has four dogs: Riley (a Rottweiler); Dylan (a Boxer); Madison (a miniature Schnauzer) and Pockets (an Australian shepherd-cross).
38Is the only woman singer in the history of Rock & Roll to score five back to back #1 studio albums on the Billboard Album's chart. "Control", "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation", "Janet", "The Velvet Rope" and "All For You" all reached #1, together selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. Her albums "Design of a Decade" and "Damita Jo" both reached top 3.
39Negotiated a new, $80 million recording contract with Virgin Records in 1996.
40Her nickname "Dunk" was coined to describe her sturdy body, which her brother Michael claimed remsembled a donkey.
41Attended and graduated from Valley Professional School, an institution where most children were entertainers or actors (1984).
42Attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana, California. Was teased and harassed by kids because of her fame on Good Times (1974).
43Attended Lanai Road Elementary School in Encino, California.
44During the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII (38), her right breast was "accidentally" exposed when co-performer Justin Timberlake reached around and grabbed a detachable part of her breastplate-like outfit. They admit that they privately planned the move after rehearsals had ended, but still maintain that the exposure was accidental in that a red bra was to be revealed, not her bare breast. [February 2004]
45Ranked #77 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
46Was to appear as Lena Horne in a biopic due to be released in 2004. But Lena changed her mind after the SuperBowl "breast-baring" incident.
47The last five of her eight albums (excluding her first two albums "Janet Jackson", "Dream Street" and her greatest hits album "Design of a Decade: 1986-1996") have all hit #1.
48Ex-sister-in-law of El DeBarge.
49Aunt of Jermaine Jackson II, Valencia Jackson, Brittany Jackson, Marlon Jackson Jr., Prince Michael, Prince Michael II and Paris-Michael K. Jackson.
50Voted one of the "10 Sexiest Women of 2001" by the readers of Black Men magazine.
51She was paid $3 million for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000). She was paid an extra $1 million for the song "Doesn't Really Matter" for the film soundtrack.
52Sister of Rebbie Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson and Michael Jackson.
53With her 1986 song "When I Think of You", she and her brother, Michael Jackson, became the first siblings in the rock era to have #1 songs as soloists.




Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary performer: "Got Til It's Gone", "Scream" / writer: "Got Til It's Gone", "Scream"
Will & Grace2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night with Jonathan RossTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Un paso adelante2002TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii2002TV Movie documentary performer: "Come on Get Up", "You Ain't Right", "All for You", "Love Will Never Do Without You", "Trust a Try", "Medley: Come Back to Me/Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Medley: Runaway/Miss You Much/When I Think of You/Escapade", "Son of a Gun I Betcha Think This Song Is About You", "Got 'til It's Gone", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Medley: What Have You Done for Me Lately/Control/Nasty/Boys", "Alright", "Love Scene Ooh Baby Instrumental Interlude", "Would You Mind", "If", "Black
How High2001performer: "Would You Mind" / writer: "Would You Mind"
Hinter Gittern - Der FrauenknastTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2001 writer - 2 episodes, 2001
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 11 episodes, 1987 - 2001 writer - 11 episodes, 1987 - 2001
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentary performer: "Scream", "You Can Be Mine", "Nasty", "Control", "When I Think of You", "Interlude: Race", "Rhythm Nation", "State of the World" - uncredited / writer: "Scream" uncredited, "You Can Be Mine" uncredited, "Nasty" uncredited, "Control" uncredited, "When I Think of You" uncredited, "Let's Wait Awhile" Control - 1986, "Interlude: Race" uncredited, "Rhythm Nation" uncredited, "State of the World" uncredited
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000performer: "Doesn't Really Matter" / writer: "Doesn't Really Matter"
Stars in Their Eyes1991-2000TV Series writer - 4 episodes
FlavaTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary performer: "Velvet Rope", "If", "You", "Let's Wait Awhile/Again", "Control Medley: Control/The Pleasure Principle/What Have You Done for Me Lately/Nasty", "Throb", "Escapade Medley: Escapade/When I Think of You/Miss You Much/Runaway/Love Will Never Do Without You", "Alright", "I Get Lonely", "Anytime, Anyplace", "Rope Burn", "Black Cat", "What About", "Rhythm Nation", "Special", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Got 'til It's Gone", "Go Deep", "Together Again" - uncredited / writ
Spice Girls: Live in Your Living Room1998TV Special performer: "Let's Wait Awhile" / writer: "Let's Wait Awhile"
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998performer: "Luv Me, Luv Me" - as Janet
Beavis and Butt-Head1995-1997TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Family Plan1997writer: "Betcha Can't Catch Me"
How to Be a Player1997writer: "Nasty"
The Chart ShowTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special1995TV Short documentary performer: "That's the Way Love Goes", "Scream" - uncredited
Ready to Wear1994performer: "70's Love Groove"
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV Special performer: "Again" / writer: "Again"
Poetic Justice1993performer: "Again" / producer: "Again" / writer: "Again"
Saved by the Bell: The College YearsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1993 writer - 1 episode, 1993
Mo' Money1992performer: "The Best Things in Life Are Free"
The Taking of Beverly Hills1991performer: "Black Cat" / writer: "Black Cat"
Ghost Dad1990performer: "Miss You Much"
RockopopTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
NBA Superstars1990Video documentary performer: "Control" / writer: "Control"
Rhythm Nation 18141990Short writer: "Black Cat", "Rhythm Nation"
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV Movie performer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited / writer: "Rhythm Nation" - uncredited
Nasty Boys1989TV Series "Nasty"
Totally Minnie1988TV Movie lyrics: "Nasty" / music: "Nasty" / performer: "Nasty"
Eddie Murphy: Raw1987Documentary "What Have You Done For Me Lately"
MoonlightingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Tough Guys1986lyrics: "Nasty" / music: "Nasty" / performer: "Nasty"
FameTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1984 - 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1984
Good Times1977-1978TV Series performer - 3 episodes
American Dad!2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Southside with You2016performer: "Miss You Much"
EmpireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Grey's Anatomy2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the StarsTV Series 1 episode, 2014 writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Glee2011-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
American Music Awards 20132013TV Special writer: "Poetic Justice"
Late Show with David Letterman2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 3 episodes, 1994 - 2013 performer - 2 episodes, 1994 - 2004
RuPaul's Drag Race All StarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour2012TV Movie documentary performer: "Scream" / writer: "Scream"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet Two2011writer: "Rhythm Nation"
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
For Colored Girls2010performer: "Main Title" - uncredited
Atop the Fourth Wall2010TV Series 1 episode
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Neighbors from Hell2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Why Did I Get Married Too?2010performer: "Happy Birthday to You", "Nothing" / writer: "Nothing"
The X FactorTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Nip/TuckTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
So You Think You Can Dance2009TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Family That Preys2008performer: "Rock With U"
Sex and the City2008performer: "2Nite"
Everybody Hates Chris2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bling: A Planet Rock2007Documentary writer: "Troublesome 96"
Britain's Got Talent2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idols2002-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes


Janet Jackson: No Sleep2015Short
For Colored Girls2010Jo Red
Why Did I Get Married Too?2010Patricia
Why Did I Get Married?2007Patricia
Michael Jackson: You Rock My World2001Video shortDancer (uncredited)
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000Denise
Poetic Justice1993Justice
Fame1984-1985TV SeriesCleo Hewitt
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesDelia Parks
Diff'rent Strokes1980-1984TV SeriesCharlene DuPrey
Michael Jackson: Thriller1983Video shortZombie (uncredited)
A New Kind of Family1979TV SeriesJojo Ashton


Janet Jackson: Doesn't Really Matter2000Video short
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary
Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/19961996Video documentary


Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary executive producer
Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation1990Video executive producer


Rhythm Nation 18141990Short creator / written by


Rhythm Nation 18141990Short choreographer


Malcolm X1992thank Allah


BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHerself - Ultimate Icon Award Recipient
R&B Divas of All Time2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards2012TV Special documentaryHerself
The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America2012DocumentaryElla Fitzgerald (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Make Your Mark: The Ultimate Dance Off - Shake It Up Edition2011TV MovieHerself
Paul O'Grady Live2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Live2008-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2004-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2010TV MovieHerself
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2010TV SeriesHerself
American Idol2010TV SeriesPerformer
The Graham Norton Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHerself
The Tyler Perry Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHerself - We Are The World 25 For Haiti
Michael Jackson: The Inside Story - What Killed the King of Pop?2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The X Factor2009TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
2009 American Music Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Fantástico2009TV Series documentaryHerself
E! Investigates: Last Days of Michael Jackson2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Michael Jackson Unmasked2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Michael Jackson: Stars Remember the Time2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Punkt 122009TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Janet Jackson: 2008 Rock Witchu Tour2008Video documentary shortHerself
America United: In Support of Our Troops2008TV MovieHerself
Eigo de shabera-night2008TV SeriesHerself
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
NewNowNext Awards Pre-Show2008TV SpecialHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
What Perez Sez2008TV SeriesHerself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Extra2008TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHerself
Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Extreme Hollywood2007TV SeriesHerself
Forbes 20 Richest Women in Entertainment2007TV MovieHerself
B InTune TV2006-2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Turn On2006TV SeriesHerself
Star Academy2006TV SeriesHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHerself - Interviewee
New Year's Rockin' Eve 20052004TV SpecialHerself
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
2004 Radio Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
MOBO Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
Will & Grace2004TV SeriesHerself
From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos2004Video documentaryHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
A Galicia vente xá2004TV MovieHerself - Performer
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
20h10 pétantes2004TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1987-2004TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Anke Late Night2004TV SeriesHerself
Maxim Hot 1002004TV Movie documentaryHerself (#15) (Interviewee)
TV total2004TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rove Live2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2004TV SeriesHerself
CD:UK2004TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live1994-2004TV SeriesHerself - Host / Musical Guest / Condoleeza Rice / ...
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1998-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
T42004TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Super Bowl XXXVIII2004TV SpecialHerself - Halftime Performer
Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show2004TV MovieHerself
BBC World News2004TV SeriesHerself
50 Sexiest Video Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
MTV Icon: Aerosmith2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories2002TV Special documentaryHerself
Essence Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHerself
Star Boulevard2002TV Series documentary shortHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '022002TV Special documentaryHerself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Exclusif2002TV SeriesHerself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter via satellite from Tokyo
The 2001 Billboard Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20012001TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Total Request Live2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV 20: Live & Almost Legal2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
CNN World Beat2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV20: Everybody Talk About Pop Music!2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tapis rouge2001TV SeriesHerself
Nosolomúsica2001TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin2001TV SpecialHerself
Wetten, dass..?2001TV SeriesHerself
MTV Icon: Janet Jackson2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Sen kväll med Luuk2001TV SeriesHerself
The 28th Annual American Music Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
The 2000 World Music Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Making the Video2000TV Series documentaryHerself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
Janet Jackson: Doesn't Really Matter2000Video shortHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
The 26th Annual American Music Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Blackstreet Feat. Janet Jackson, Ja Rule & Eve: Girlfriend/Boyfriend1999Video shortHerself
Hollywood Aids1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Janet)
TFI Friday1998TV SeriesHerself
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Friday Night's All Wright1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Janet Jackson1998TV Special documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentaryHerself (segment "Scream") / Zombie (segment "Thriller")
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 19971997TV SpecialHerself
Turrón y... cuenta nueva1997TV MovieHerself
Música sí1997TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Des O'Connor Tonight1997TV SeriesHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialHerself
The O-Zone1997TV SeriesHerself
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19971997TV SpecialHerself
Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/19961996Video documentaryHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19951995TV SpecialHerself
Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory1995Video documentaryZombie (segment "Thriller")
Michael Jackson's Scream: HIStory in the Making - An MTV News Special1995TV Short documentaryHerself
25th Anniversary Essence Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
Elvis: The Tribute1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Nominated: Best Original Song
24 Hours in Rock and Roll1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Jackson Family Honors1994TV Special documentaryHerself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Original Song
MTV Video Music Awards 19931993TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Janet: World Tour Special1993TV MovieHerself
Malcolm X1992Herself - End Credits (uncredited)
The 6th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation1990VideoHerself
1990 Billboard Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Word1990TV SeriesHerself
Pero ¿esto qué es?1990TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Rockopop1990TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Rhythm Nation 18141990ShortHerself
The Royal Variety Performance 19891989TV MovieHerself - Performer
America's Top 101989TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual American Cinema Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
1987 Power Hits: New Year's Eve Countdown1987TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1987TV SeriesHerself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Superstore1987TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual Black Gold Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Cap d'any a TV31986TV MovieHerself
Jacobs stege1986TV SeriesHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19861986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
New American Bandstand 19651982-1986TV SeriesHerself
Solid Soul1986TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Soul Train1982-1986TV Series documentaryHerself / Guest
The 13th Annual American Music Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Fame1984-1985TV SeriesHerself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards1984TV SpecialHerself
Musikladen1983TV SeriesHerself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The Jacksons1976-1977TV SeriesHerself
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHerself
Michael Jackson2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Almost Famous II2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Génération duo2008TV MovieHerself
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHerself
50 Most Shocking Celebrity Scandals2007TV MovieHerself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHerself
CD:UK2006TV SeriesHerself
Fuck2005DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Beyond the Glory2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Michael Jackson's Boys2005TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
The Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of 20042005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Michael Jackson: Number Ones2003Video documentaryZombie (segment "Thriller")
MTV News: The Social History of Piercing2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cher: The Farewell Tour2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tupac: Resurrection2003Documentary
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Tha Westside2002Video documentaryHerself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Flava1999TV SeriesHerself
Dreamworlds II: Desire, Sex, Power in Music Video1997Herself
The Chart Show1996TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1995TV SeriesHerself
American Bandstand's Teen Idol1994TV SpecialHerself
Dangerous: The Short Films1993VideoHerself
Great Performances1991TV SeriesHerself
Harry Måneskin1990TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues1988Video documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s2014TV MovieHerself (as Luther and Janet)
New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music2013TV MovieHerself - Performer
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHerself


Won Awards

2015BET AwardBET AwardsUltimate Icon
2008Vanguard AwardGLAAD Media Awards
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureWhy Did I Get Married? (2007)
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance RecordingFor "All for You"
2002Wannabe AwardKids' Choice Awards, USA
2001Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
1998GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video, Short FormFor "Got 'til It's Gone"
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video, Short Form
1995ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesPoetic Justice (1993)
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformancePoetic Justice (1993)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsMost Desirable FemalePoetic Justice (1993)
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarPoetic Justice (1993)
1992Chairman's AwardImage Awards
1990GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video - Long FormRhythm Nation 1814 (1990)
1990Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn April 20, 1990. At 1500 Vine Street

Nominated Awards

2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Female Artist
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding AlbumAlbum: "Unbreakable"
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Music VideoJanet Jackson: No Sleep (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Song - Contemporary
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Song - ContemporarySong: "Unbreakable"
2011Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressFor Colored Girls (2010)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureWhy Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary R&B AlbumFor the album "20 Y.O."
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Contemporary R&B AlbumFor "Damita Jo"
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "I Want You."
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal Performance - FemaleFor "Someone to Call My Lover"
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Vocal AlbumFor "All for You"
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - ComedyNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Song from a Movie (Internet Only)Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActressNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
2001VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Video of the Year
2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
1999GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - FemaleFor the song "I Get Lonely."
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Variety Series/SpecialJanet: The Velvet Rope (1998)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy SpecialJanet: The Velvet Rope (1998)
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals
1995Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Motion PicturePoetic Justice (1993)
1994OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongPoetic Justice (1993)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PicturePoetic Justice (1993)
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance - Female
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressPoetic Justice (1993)
1993GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Performance - FemaleFor "Black Cat"
1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song
1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - Female
1990GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - Female
1988Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Female Vocalist
1988Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Song(for "Control")
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearFor "Control"
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Song
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance - Female

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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