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Janet Jackson was the youngest of the nine children in the family that produced the Jackson Five.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2004 14:29 IST

Name: Janet Jackson
Birth Name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson
Height: 5' 4"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: May 16, 1966
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA
Profession: actress, musician
Husband/Wife: Rene Elizondo (choreographer; born in 1963; married in March 1991; divorced in 2000), James Debarge (married in August 1984; annulled in March 1985)
Father: Joseph Walter Jackson
Mother: Katherine Esther Jackson
Sister: LaToya Jackson (born on May 29, 1956)
Brother: Randy Jackson (October 29, 1961), Michael Jackson (August 29, 1959), Marlon David (March 12, 1957), Jermaine La Juane (December 11, 1954), Tito Jackson (October 15, 1953), Jackie Jackson (May 4, 1951)


Janet Jackson was the youngest of the nine children in the family that produced the Jackson Five. Janet Jackson's breakthrough came in 1986 with 'Control', which reached number 1 and produced an astonishing five US Top 10 singles. Janet Jackson followed up in 1989 with Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, another quadruple platinum album, which yielded chart-topping singles such as 'Miss You Much' and 'Rhythm Nation'. After the success of Rhythm Nation, Janet Jackson went on her first concert tour in 1990.


You don't have to hold onto the pain to hold onto the memory
We all have the need to feel special
In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us
There's nothing more depressing than having everything and still feeling sad.
I 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.


Grammy Awards: Best Short Form Video, Got 'Til It's Gone (1998)
MTV Movie Award: Best Female Performance and for Most Desirable Female, POETIC JUSTICE (1994)
ASCAP Award Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures for: POETIC JUSTICE (1993)
BMI Film & TV Awards: Most Performed Song from a Film, NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS (2000); For the song Doesn't Really Matter.
Kids' Choice Awards: Wannabe Award (2002)
Razzie Award Worst New Star for POETIC JUSTICE (1993)

Janet Jackson: Her musical journey

Control (1980)
Dream Street (1984)
Rhythm Nation (1989)
Janet (1991)
Janet (1993)
Scream (1995)
Design of the Decade (1996)
Velvet Rope (1997)
Son of a Gun (2001)
All for You (2001)

First Published: Feb 07, 2004 17:22 IST