Janet Damita Jo Jackson, 16 May 1966, Gary, Indiana, USA. Jackson was the youngest of the nine children in the family that produced the Jackson Five (including Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and LaToya Jackson). When she was four years old, the family moved to the Los Angeles area; three years later she made her performing debut in Las Vegas with her brothers. At the age of nine, she joined them on a television special. She was cast in the US television programmes Good Times from 1977-79 and Diffrent Strokes from 1981-82. She signed to A&M Records in 1982 and recorded her self-titled debut album, followed by Dream Street in 1984. Both albums sold only moderately.
Jacksons breakthrough came in 1986 when she hooked up with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to record Control, which reached number 1 and produced an astonishing five US Top 10 singles (including the chart-topping When I Think Of You) and three UK Top 10...
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