Janet Jackson

Mostly Credited As: Janet Jackson
Sometimes Credited As: Damita Jo

Birth Name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson
Date Of Birth: May 16, 1966 (Age 50)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Janet Jackson

Janet 'Damita Jo' Jackson was an African American musical artist singer and actor plus producer whom was born in Gary, India in May 16, 1966 to the popular Jackson family and is also known as the youngest sister of the Jackson family. While her brothers were popular as the Jackson 5's and had a record deal and stuff, Janet Jackson was at the time loving music and doing television appearances such as "Good Times" and "Different Strokes". At the time when she was growing up she became more popular and stuff that she was able to release a self-titled album called "Janet Jackson" in the early 1980's. When she became more and more of an interest, Janet's next album, Street Dreams was another main album of success for Miss Jackson.

Following the albums release, Janet decide to take self-control of her life by releasing her anticipated and real truth album called "Control" as it represented Janet taking control of her life and making the right decisions in her life. The singles "Nasty", "Let's Wait Awhile" and "Pleasure Principle" was the success that made Janet an unbelievable unstoppable artist that maybe no one could compete with.

Then Janet's next album, "Rhythm Nation" had become and is as what was thought a sensational album featuring songs of hot, outstanding and anthems or representing the truths and during the time Janet was able to release her own tensions over that album. Singles such as "Rhythm Nations", "Knowledge", "Black Cat", "Escapade" plus the sexy single that made Janet more popular and more beautiful "Love Will Never Do (Without You) brought the spotlight to Janet a complete memorable tribute that she made since.

The next albums were from Virgin Records when Janet moved to that sections releasing the album "Janet" with allot more to bare of showing and listening with real big and sexy singles that have become the smash hits on the R&B/Pop charts. At the time then, she was doing a video with the late rapper Tupac Shakur int he movie by John Singleton, "Poetic Justice" in 1993. With that outstanding success and popular great movie but soon became a failure to some, Janet released another album called "The Velvet Ropes" in 1997 which featured the strong minded memorable heart warm song "Together Again" then the single "Got 'Till It's Gone" with Q-Tip. With that in the mind, Janet decided the album should also be experienced with children too to make sure that they understand about the album as well.

After a long hiatus from "The Velvet Ropes" era, Janet released her album "All For You" with the smashing unforgettable single from 2001, "All For You". The single became the #1 song on the R&B/Pop chart list, then Janet triumph the next single "Someone To Call My Lover". With that album success and making another video with Missy Elliott called "Son of A Gun", Janet knew she was still in control. Until 2004, when she released "Damita Jo" that the album didn't become successful as hoped due to the issues with Janet and Justin at the 2004 Superbowl. But never the less, her singles "I Want You" and "All Nite (Don't Stop)" were the only singles that made the hit list.

Now, Janet is without a shadow of a doubt back with this album called "20 Years Old" and plans on making this a success to the failure album "Damita Jo", with thanks to Mariah Carey for making "The Emancipation of Mimi" become her big entourage, Janet is ready to step back into the spotlight and show that for over 20 years she's still in control. Her new singles "Call On Me" and "So Excited" are expected to be a blast for the year 2006.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Fame (1982) (1982)As: Cleo Hewitt (S04)
A New Kind of Family (1979)As: Jojo Ashton (episodes 7-9)
The Jacksons (1976)As: Herself
Good Times (1974)As: Penny Woods (S05-S06)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Janet Jackson, Larry the Cable Guy, Eli Young Band 20x05: (Jan/09/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Janet Jackson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Duffy 18x148: (Nov/01/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Janet Jackson, Clark Duke, Orianthi 18x14: (Mar/18/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Janet Jackson, Pierce Brosnan 12x145: (Apr/29/2004) As Herself 

Piers Morgan Live (2011) 
  Janet Jackson 01x24: (Feb/17/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 239 01x239: (Sep/01/2010) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 168 01x168: (May/21/2010) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  August 16, 2010 11x228: (Aug/16/2010) As Herself 

GMTV (1993) 
  July 19, 2010 18x200: (Jul/19/2010) As Herself 

American Idol (2002) 
  Season 9 Finale 09x43: (May/26/2010) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Marcus Brigstocke, Eric Idle 07x07: (May/24/2010) As Herself 

The X Factor (2004) 
  Series 6 - Elimination - 9 (Result) 06x28: (Dec/06/2009) As Herself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Janet Jackson, Jackie Mason, Todd English 06x37: (Mar/04/2008) As Herself 

The Tyra Banks Show (2005) 
  Janet Jackson 03x108: (Mar/04/2008) As Herself 
  Janet Jackson 02x51: (Nov/20/2006) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Janet Jackson; Geraldo Rivera 33x122: (Feb/26/2008) As Herself 
  Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Jill Greenberg 33x24: (Oct/11/2007) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Janet Jackson, Nicolai Calabria, Laura Bush 05x32: (Oct/17/2007) As Herself 
  Janet Jackson, Brittany Murphy 04x50: (Nov/10/2006) As Herself 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Jeff Probst, Janet Jackson, Eva Mendes 26x30: (Oct/12/2007) As Herself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Why Did I Get Married? 22x18: (Oct/03/2007) As Herself 
  Janet Jackson 21x06: (Sep/25/2006) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Janet Jackson, Dane Cook 56x20: (Sep/29/2006) As Herself 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  Back Up Dancer 07x02: (Sep/23/2004) As Herself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Elliott Gould, Jake Gyllenhaal, Janet Jackson, Jet 06x12: (May/28/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Brad Pitt, Janet Jackson 11x112: (May/06/2004) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Janet Jackson 29x18: (Apr/10/2004) As Herself (Host/Musical Guest) 
  Heather Locklear/Janet Jackson 19x20: (May/14/1994) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Janet Jackson, John Mayer 11x113: (Mar/29/2004) As Herself 

Super Bowl (1967) 
  Super Bowl XXXVIII 38x01: (Feb/01/2004) As Herself (Halftime Show), [Musical Guests]

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Janet Jackson 08x03: (Oct/19/2003) As Herself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  15th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 15x01: (Apr/20/2002) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 5, Episode 34 05x34: (Feb/15/2002) As Herself 

MTV Video Music Awards (1984) 
  18th Annual MTV Video Music Awards 18x01: (Sep/06/2001) As Herself 

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Baddiel/Skinner/Lightning Seeds, Anthea Turner, Janet Jackson 03x36: (Jun/05/1998) As Herself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 66th Annual Academy Awards 42x01: (Mar/21/1994) As Herself ("Again"), [Musical Guests]

Saturday Superstore (1982) 
  Series 5, Show 25 05x25: (Mar/14/1987) As Herself 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  Janet Jackson / The Jets 29x34: (Apr/19/1986) As Herself 
  Janet Jackson / Lakeside / Lindsay Buckingham (video) 28x03: (Sep/15/1984) As Herself 
  Janet Jackson / Laura Branigan 26x06: (Oct/30/1982) As Herself 

Soul Train (1971) 
  Janet Jackson/ Atlantic Starr 15x16: (Mar/29/1986) As Herself 
  Janet Jackson/ Beau Williams 14x08: (Nov/10/1984) As Herself 
  Michael McDonald/ Janet Jackson 12x10: (Dec/18/1982) As Herself 
  Kool & the Gang/ Charles Wright/ The Jackson Sisters 04x23: (Feb/22/1975) As Herself 

Diff'rent Strokes (1978) 
  The Houseguest 06x23: (May/05/1984) As Charlene Duprey 
  The Wedding (2) 06x19: (Feb/25/1984) As Charlene Duprey, [Uncredited]
  The Older Woman 05x07: (Nov/13/1982) As Charlene Duprey 
  In the Swim 05x02: (Oct/09/1982) As Charlene Duprey 

Cher (1975) 
  Show 6 01x06: (Mar/16/1975) As Herself, [Uncredited]
Featured Songs

Beavis and Butt-Head Songs:
Graduation Day + You Want This 
Another Friday Night + "You Want This" 
Super Bowl Songs:
Super Bowl XXXVIII + All For You
+ Rhythm Nation 
Everybody Hates Chris Songs:
Everybody Hates Mr. Levine + Control (Music only) 
So You Think You Can Dance (AU) Songs:
Top 20 + Love Will Never Do (Without You) 
Kids Incorporated Songs:
Music Lessons + Miss You Much 
American Idol Songs:
Season 9 Finale + Nasty
+ Nothing 
American Dad! Songs:
Stan-Dan Deliver + Rhythm Nation 
Neighbors From Hell Songs:
Country Club Hell + Someone To Call My Lover 
Will & Grace Songs:
Back Up Dancer + The Pleasure Principle 

Is the youngest of the Jackson family

First acted in a television series "The Jacksons" and "Good Times".

Has a new album due on 2006 called "20 Years-Old".

The new single by Janet Jackson is called "Call On Me" with Nelly the rapper.

Is married and dating the So So Def Producer and owner, Jermaine Dupri.

Her last album "Damita Jo" was a complete failure due to the recent actions with her and Justin Timberlake at the Superbowl in 2004.

Before being in her music career she did many old school shows such as "Different Strokes" and "Good Times".

She never revealed her middle name untill 2004, when releasing her album 'Damita Jo' was when everyone knew her middle name.

Her alias are usually Mss Jackson, JDJ or Damita Jo (also. JJ)

Her first ever album before releasing "Control" on A&M Records was her self-titled album "Janet Jackson".

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