Janet Damita Jo Jackson, the baby sister of the Jackson clan, has sold over 100 million records and is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. She has been a prominent figure in popular culture since the early 1970s, Janet began her career appearing on the variety television series The Jackson’s in 1976 and went on to appear on other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.
Jackson has credited her older brothers Michael and Jermaine as her primary musical influences. She also describes actress-singer Lena Horne as a profound inspiration, and is a big fan of singer Joni Mitchell and influenced by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner. If it weren’t for Janet there would be no Britney,no Ciara or Beyoncé. Bow Down to the birthday girl.
Happy Birthday Janet Jackson.