Today, Janet turns 48 years old. Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, actress, business woman, is the youngest child of the Jackson family. Janet began her career with the variety television series The Jackson’s in 1976, and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame. Janet Jackson was destined to be a super-star.
She’s 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.Jackson credits her older brothers Michael and Jermaine as her primary musical influences.