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Janet Jackson Net Worth: $190M
Who Is Janet Jackson?
Janet Jackson is an American singer, actress, and producer who has a net worth of $190M.
She rose to fame alongside her siblings on the variety show The Jacksons in the 1970s and forged her own solo career off the back of it.
The Early Years
Janet Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, on May 16, 1966.
She is the youngest of ten children, and her brothers make up the famous Jackson 5.
After the Jackson 5 signed a record deal with Motown in March 1969, the Jackson family moved to the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles.
She began performing on the variety show “The Jacksons” in 1976 along with her siblings, jump starting her career in entertainment.
After acting in several projects including starring roles in the sitcoms “Good Times” (1977) and “A New Kind of Family” (1979-1980), her father and manager Joseph Jackson arranged a recording contract for her with A&M Records.
Her debut album, Janet Jackson, was released in 1982. It was produced by Angela Winbush, René Moore, Bobby Watson of Rufus and Leon Sylvers III, and overseen by her father Joseph.
It peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard 200, and No. 6 on the publication’s R&B albums chart, receiving little promotion.
The album appeared on the Billboard Top Black Albums of 1983, while Jackson herself was the highest-ranking female vocalist on the Billboard Year-End Black Album Artists.
Jackson’s second album, Dream Street, was released two years later.Dream Street reached No. 147 on the Billboard 200, and No. 19 on the R&B albums chart.
The lead single “Don’t Stand Another Chance” peaked at No. 9 on Billboard‘s R&B singles chart. Both albums consisted primarily of bubblegum pop music.
Jackson released her fourth album, Rhythm Nation 1814, in September 1989. Although her record label desired a direct sequel to Control, Jackson chose to include a socially conscious theme among various musical styles.
She stated, “I know an album or a song can’t change the world. I just want my music and my dance to catch the audience’s attention, and to hold it long enough for them to listen to the lyrics.”
The album’s central theme of unity was developed in response to various crimes and tragedies reported in the media.
Peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the album was certified sixfold Platinum by the RIAA and sold over 12 million copies worldwide.
Rolling Stone observed Jackson’s artistic growth shifted from “personal freedom to more universal concerns—injustice, illiteracy, crime, drugs—without missing a beat.”
The album was also considered “the exclamation point on her career”, consisting of a “diverse collection of songs flowing with the natural talent Jackson possesses”, which effectively “expanded Janet’s range in every conceivable direction”, being “more credibly feminine, more crucially masculine, more viably adult, more believably childlike.”
With singles “Miss You Much”, “Rhythm Nation”, “Escapade”, “Alright”, “Come Back to Me”, “Black Cat” and “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”, it became the only album in history to produce number one hits in three separate calendar years, as well as the only album to achieve seven top five singles on the Hot 100.
Her next two albums, “The Velvet Rope” (1997) and “All For You” (2001), also debuted at the top of the charts and sold a combined total of sixteen million copies worldwide.
At the end of the 1990s, she was named as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey by Billboard magazine. Jackson’s other releases include “Damita Jo” (2004), “20 Y.O.” (2006), “Discipline” (2008), and “Unbreakable” (2015).
“Unbreakable” was actually released under her own record label, Rhythm Nation, which she launched in partnership with BMG Rights Management.
Jackson was chosen by the National Football League and MTV to perform at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show in February 2004. She performed a medley of “All for You”, “Rhythm Nation”, and an excerpt of “The Knowledge” before performing “Rock Your Body” alongside surprise guest Justin Timberlake.
As Timberlake sang the lyric “I’m gonna have you naked by the end of this song”, he tore open her costume, exposing her right breast to 140 million viewers. The incident was referred to as “nipple gate” by the media.
In November 2004, she was honored as a role model by 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and presented with the organization’s Artistic Achievement Award saluting “a career that has gone from success to greater success.”
The organization responded to criticism for honoring Jackson in light of the Super Bowl incident by saying that “an individual’s worth can’t be judged by a single moment in that person’s life.”
In June 2005, she was honored with a Humanitarian Award by the Human Rights Campaign and AIDS Project Los Angeles as recognition for her involvement in raising money for AIDS charities.
On May 16, 2015, Jackson announced plans to release a new album and to embark on a world concert tour.
She outlined her intention to release her new album in the fall of 2015 under her own record label, Rhythm Nation, distributed by BMG Rights Management.
The launch of Rhythm Nation established Jackson as one of the few African-American female musicians to own a record label.
Top 5 Janet Jackson Quotes
I don’t believe in luck. … It’s persistence, hard work, and not forgetting your dream. – Janet Jackson
I can be happy with who I am, not what I should be, or what I might have been, or what someone tells me I must be. – Janet Jackson
Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself because no one else is going to. – Janet Jackson
Fear is the one emotion that unleashed can destroy anything and anyone. – Janet Jackson
In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you. – Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson is an American singer, actress, and producer and her net worth stands at $190M.
She is most well known for rising to fame alongside her siblings on the TV show The Jacksons.
She also managed to carve a success solo career that has spanned decades.
As of 2021, Janet Jackson’s net worth is $190M.
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