Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

American singer-songwriter
A dynamic performer and one of the biggest recording artists of the 1980s and '90s, plus the only Jackson sibling to escape Michael's shadow.
BornMay 16, 1966
HometownGary, Indiana, United States of America
Height5'3" (1.61m)
SpouseWissam Al Mana (m 2012 - 2017) , René Elizondo Jr. (m 1991 - 2000) , James DeBarge (m 1984 - 1985)
PartnerJermaine Dupri
ChildrenEissa Al Mana
ParentsJoe Jackson , Katherine Jackson
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Janet Jackson makes surprise appearance to honour Mary J. Blige at Billboard Music Awards

  • Janet Jackson made a rare public appearance to honour Mary J. Blige at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. The Together Again singer received a standing ovation from the audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when she walked onto the stage to present the Icon Award. "What makes an icon? Is it the ability to create, explore and practically pioneer an entire musical genre? Is it the amassing of millions of dedicated fans that breathe your art daily? The same fans to whom you c

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Janet Jackson makes surprise appearance to present Mary J. Blige with Billboard Icon Award

Janet Jackson received a thunderous applause at the Billboard Music Awards, Sunday, after making a surprise appearance to present Mary J. Blige with the 2022 Icon award. “Mary J. Blige represents truth,” Jackson said. “Her work has always given us comfort because she sings me, she sings you.” Even though viewers were excited to see both icons, the special moment belonged to none other than Blige. “What an icon means to me is overcoming obstacles to accomplish the unthinkable and be wildly admired for having influence over a multitude of people, and that is what I've always represented.” Over the last three decades, Blige has won 9 Grammys and sold over 75 million records - and all while remaining ghetto fabulous. “So ghetto, so fabulous, and people were threatened by that, and now everybody wants to be ghetto fabulous,” Blige said. And while female R&B legends like Queen Latifah and Missy Elliot had wonderful things to say about Blige’s music, it was the woman herself who put it best. “The message of my music has always been that we are not alone in our struggles and I'm not alone now,” Blige explained. “For so long I was searching for real love, but I finally found my real love and that real love is me.”
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Albums

Made for Now
Made for Now
2018
Nasty
Nasty
2016
Unbreakable
Unbreakable
2015
Unbreakable
Unbreakable
2015
Burnitup!
Burnitup!
2015
No Sleeep
No Sleeep
2015
Icon: Number Ones
Icon: Number Ones
2010
Best of Number Ones
Best of Number Ones
2010
Best
Best
2009
Number Ones
Number Ones
2009
Make Me
Make Me
2009
Live In Hawaii
Live In Hawaii
2008
Discipline
Discipline
2008
Feedback
Feedback
2008
So Excited
So Excited
2006
20 Y.O.
20 Y.O.
2006
Call on Me
Call on Me
2006
Velvet Rope Tour/Live In Hawaii
Velvet Rope Tour/Live In Hawaii
2004
From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos [Jewelcase]
From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos [Jewelcase]
2004
From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos [Amaray]
From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos [Amaray]
2004
All Nite (Don't Stop)
All Nite (Don't Stop)
2004
Damita Jo
Damita Jo
2004
Just a Little While
Just a Little While
2004
Rhythm Nation 1814/Rhythm Nation Compilation
Rhythm Nation 1814/Rhythm Nation Compilation
2002