Janet Jackson is an accomplished singer, songwriter and actress who was born on May 16, 1966. Janet was part of the original The Jackson 5, and is the youngest child of Joe and Katherine Jackson and sister of the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson. She has sold over 160 million records, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time.Continue Reading
The Recording Industry Association of America lists Janet Jackson as the 11th best-selling female singer in the U.S., and she has 26 million certified album sales. Her album "Control" reached number one on the Billboard 200 and went platinum five times, selling 14 million copies. Her "Rhythm Nation 1814" album also sold 14 million copies and went platinum six times. That album also achieved seven top five singles on the Hot 100 chart, and was the only album to ever achieve such a feat.
Janet Jackson became the highest paid recording artist of all time when she signed a Virgin Records contract in the 90s that was estimated to be worth up to $50 million. She went on to win a Grammy for the Best R&B Song for her "That's The Way Love Goes" single.
Jackson also starred in several movies, including "Poetic Justice," released in 1993, which costarred Tupac Shakur.Learn more about Art & Literature