We all have fond memories of staring at Janet Jackson's Rolling Stones cover photo, but the truth is, Janet Jackson is a rock goddess. Blasting through racial and sexual barriers for two decades, Janet has made it clear to all of her fans that she's in charge of her own career. Growing up in the Jackson family as the younger sister of the super popular Jackson 5, Janet was already aware of the pressures that came with being a superstar. Her interests branched out into several directions, first appearing on stage at seven before her TV debut in 1977 on Norman Lear's "Good Times." She soon popped up in other successful shows like "Diff'rent Strokes" and "A New Kind of Family" before landing a role on "Fame."
In 1982, Janet released her first self-titled album. Her next album, Control, introduced Janet to the Billboard charts and the world. Her impressive assortment of number ones carried the new pop diva into her follow-up album Rhythm Nation 1814 that included even more hits like "Miss You Much," "Rhythm Nation," "Black Cat" and "Love Will Never Do (Without You)." Her album was such a success that she became the first artist to have seven songs on the Top 5 Billboard charts. She quickly followed up her sudden string of popularity with the just-as-successful Janet, Velvet Rope and All For You. Ranked 77th on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock n' Roll list, Janet Jackson is a wrecking ball of fame that will continue to smash down barriers and make great music.
Janet Jackson on the Web
Janet's official website.
Slice of the Day
Janet is one of the most promiscuous women in entertainment and a slice of her greatest photos is all you need at the end of your day.
The rock magazine's site features a biography, news, discography, videos, and concert reviews for the Janet fanatic.
A very professional fan site with news, media, galleries and so much more.
This site also contains tons of information including a biography, media, concert info, quizzes, magazine features and a list of Janet's awards.
Another great fan site full of news archives, downloadable media, galleries, interviews and games.
A decent site of Janet's upcoming TV appearances, photos and lyrics.
Janet Jackson on the Screen and Radio
Aside from her childhood TV work on the hit shows "Good Times," "Diff'rent Strokes," and "Fame," Janet has also appeared alongside Eddie Murphy on the big screen in "The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps." Janet's vast musical collection includes the albums Control, Rhythm Nation, Janet and Velvet Rope.
A day after her bare-breasted publicity stunt during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, Janet released her newest album Damita Jo to fans eager to hear her newest tunes. She also pulled out of the Lena Horne biography film after her Super Bowl antics caused an uproar in the public eye. Janet does have a slice of good news, however, after recently accepting a wedding engagement to big-time hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri.
On being competitive:
"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."