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Janet Jackson

Born: May 16, 1966 in Gary, IN
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Genre: Other, Pop/Rock, R&B, Rap
Biography: Few celebrity siblings can emerge from the shadows of their already famous relations to become superstars in their own right and with their own distinct personalities. That's exactly what Janet Jackson did in becoming one of the biggest female pop and R&B stars of the '80s and '90s. Since her breakthrough ...Read full biography
Control
Released: 1986
Label: A&M
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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis tailored their contemporary dance-pop to the emerging personality of Janet Jackson, who attempted to take control of her life on this record. In the course of that attempt, she ...Read full review
Rhythm Nation 1814
Released: 1989
Label: A&M
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After shocking the R&B world with 1986's Control -- a gutsy, risk-taking triumph that was a radical departure from her first two albums -- Michael and Jermaine Jackson's younger sister reached an even ...Read full review
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