May 16, 1966: Happy Birthday Janet Jackson

0 Posted by - May 16, 2018 - Birthdays, BLACK WOMEN, IN THE NEWS

It’s Janet Jackson’s Birthday! Jackson is one of the best-selling artists in music history. She has sold over 100 million records and does not appear to be stopping any time soon.

Not only is Jackson one of the greatest singers and performers today, she also is trendsetter, songwriter, actress, and has written a self-help book.

She is the youngest of the Jackson family. Her professional career began during her childhood, when she appeared on television shows during the 1970s and 1980s. Most people remember her role from Good Times, Penny Gordon.
In 1984, she married James DeBarge and the marriage was annulled the following year. She later married dancer and songwriter, Rene Elizondo Jr., the couple divorced in 2000. She has also dated songwriter and record producer Jermaine Dupri.

On January 3, 2017, Jackson gave birth to a son, Eissa Al Mana, with husband Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. Since the birth of their son, the couple has separated.



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