Singer, actress, producer, and choreographer Janet Jackson was born and raised in the United States. She first came to public attention in the late 1970s alongside her family members on the variety show “The Jacksons,” and she has since gone on to have a successful career of her own as a solo artist.
Janet Jackson has also made guest appearances on television shows like “Diffrent Strokes,” “Good Times,” and “Fame.” She established herself as a leading figure in the world of pop music with albums such as Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814. In later years, she collaborated with other record producers, including Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, among others.
Is Janet Jackson Still Alive?
The tragic news of Janet Jackson’s passing spread quickly, causing her fans to experience a widespread sense of shock. On the other hand, in December of 2021, it became clear that the whole thing was an elaborate hoax.
On Facebook, people started spreading the news that Janet Jackson had passed away. R.I.P. Janet Jackson is the name of a page that was created on Facebook and has acquired close to one million likes. This information soon spread around the Internet.
As soon as this page was made available, thousands of followers immediately began to like and comment on it, offering their condolences. Although the vast majority of followers believed the story to be accurate, some of them harboured some scepticism due to the fact that her passing was not covered by any of the major news networks.
On December 21, 2021, spokespeople for Janet Jackson revealed to the public that she is, in fact, still alive. They made the following statement about her: “She joins a long list of famous people who have fallen victim to this fraud. Stop believing anything you read on the Internet, she’s still alive and well.”
Janet Jackson Music Career
Two albums, “Janet Jackson” (1982) and “Dream Street,” were released by Jackson while she was managed by her father and A&M Records (1984). Her third album, “Control” (1986), featured a more urban and mature sound than her previous efforts, and she severed commercial ties with her family after its release.
After being nominated for twelve awards, “Control” took home four of them and won six, including a Billboard Music Award, three Grammy Award nominations, and a handful of American Music Awards.
After years of living in the shadow of her famous family, Jackson finally emerged as a solo superstar with the release of her fourth album “Rhythm Nation 1814” in 1989. It reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 and received six platinum certifications from the RIAA.
Michael Jackson became a style icon thanks to the music video for his breakthrough hit “Rhythm Nation,” which also won a Grammy for its extended cut. In addition, her 1990 Rhythm Nation World Tour broke the record for the quickest sell-out of the Tokyo Dome, making it the most successful first tour in history.
Upon the completion of her A&M contract, Jackson secured a multimillion-dollar deal with Virgin Records. In terms of money, it was the biggest recording contract ever for a female artist, estimated at between $32 and $50 million. Janet’s first album for Virgin, released in 1993, went straight to the top of the Billboard 200 list, and it spawned five consecutive No. 1 singles, one of which, “That’s the Way Love Goes,” won a Grammy.
She went on to have similar success with her subsequent two studio albums, “The Velvet Rope” (1997) and “All For You” (2001), which both debuted at no 1 and have sold a total of sixteen million copies worldwide. Billboard magazine ranked her as the 1990s’ second most successful female recording artist, behind only Mariah Carey.
“Damita Jo” (2004), “20 Y.O.” (2006), “Discipline” (2008), and “Unbreakable” (2010) are some of Jackson’s other works (2015). Her own record label, Rhythm Nation, issued “Unbreakable.” She founded the label in collaboration with BMG Rights Management.
Years and years after her initial success, Jackson’s legacy as a pop music pioneer still tall. According to the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records, the most-searched news article in Internet history was about Janet Jackson in 2004 after Justin Timberlake tore her shirt open during the Super Bowl halftime show and exposed one naked breast. Jackson claimed it was an accident and he would not issue an apology to CBS.
How Many Times Did She Marry?
Jackson eloped with the musician James DeBarge when he was 18 years old in 1984. In November of 1985, the marriage was legally dissolved. The marriage to dancer/director Rene Elizondo Jr., which Jackson had in 1991, was kept secret until their divorce in 2000.
Rene Elizondo sued Janet for $25 million after their bitter, nine-year marriage ended in divorce in 2000. Janet’s most profitable years were when they were married, therefore he may have been due all or most of that money.
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Rene stated he had no funds when the divorce was filed because they had shared income and financial resources during their marriage. Despite acknowledging that a prenuptial agreement existed, he claimed he was forced to sign it. There was apparently a three-year legal battle followed by a settlement in which Janet paid Rene $10 million plus legal fees.
Michael Jackson dated rap artist/music producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri from 2002 till 2009. Jackson married Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari businessman she met in 2010, in 2012. She gave birth to their baby in January 2017, and by April of that year, the couple had announced that they were divorcing.