Today Janet turns 46 years old. The singer-songwriter, actress is the youngest child of the Jackson family, and 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. Janet Jackson had it in her genes to be a super-star.
Janet has sold over 100 million records, and is ranked one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. Her music encompasses a broad range of genres, including R&B, soul, disco, hip hop, rap, pop, rock, and dance music.
In 2008, Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, ranking her at number seven. In 2010, the magazine announced the “Top 50 R&B / Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years”, ranking her at number five.
This summer Janet is working on getting songs together for her new album. Jackson credits her older brothers Michael and Jermaine as her primary musical influences.
Here are a few of my favorite Janet videos: