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Top 10 Facts - Janet Jackson
12.08.2015
Fact #1

Janet Damita lo Jackson (born May16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

Fact #2

The youngest child of the lackson 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 Fame.

Fact #3

After signing a recording contract with A&M Records arranged by her father and manager Joseph Jackson in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control (1986).

Fact #4

In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multimillion-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry.

Fact #5

Her debut album under the label, lanet (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic lustice; since then she has continued to act in feature films.

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By the end of the 1990s, she was named the second most successful recording artist of the decade. The release of her seventh studio album All for You (2001) coincided with a celebration of her impact on popular music as the inaugural MTV Icon.

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In 2015, she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation Records. She received a nomination for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the same year.

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Having sold over 160 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music.

Fact #9

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums.

Fact #10

She holds the record for the most consecutive top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist with 18. In 2008, Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, placing her at number seven, while in 2010, ranking her fifth among the "Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years".

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