Janet Jackson is a living legend. She is ranked as one of the top ten best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. Besides possessing a heavenly voice and a unique writing style, she’s also a very accomplished dancer, choreographer, actress, author, set and costume designer, director, humanitarian, and now an upcoming movie producer. Her musical style, choreography, lyrical exploration, and self-awareness have made her one the top artists of our time as well as a leading influence on the upcoming stars of today and tomorrow.
Before the age of 25, she had already sold more than 40 million albums, awarded numerous of prestigious awards such as Grammys, billboard awards, American music awards (won 4 out 12 nominations- a record that she still holds), and various other ASCAP, BMI, humanitarian, and NAACP awards. President Bush even commended her album Rhythm Nation in 1990!
She is also the only artist in HISTORY to have #1’s off one album in 3 calendar years. Her “Rhythm Nation” tour, the first of her career, set box office records around the world, and stills hold the record as the most success premiere tour of any artist. “That’s the Way Love Goes” remained at number one for eight weeks—the most successful chart performance of any member of the Jackson family! Her album “janet.” is the 1st album by a woman to debut at #1! She posses the most soul train awards in history. Janet also currently posses the most billboard awards in history!
Today, Janet has her OWN Record label “Rhythm Nation” through BMG. A new album and tour is to be released this year! She has earned $458 million from her concert tours; $304 million from her roles in films including, “The Nutty Professor” and “For Colored Girls”; $260 million in album sales; and netted more than $81 million from sponsorship deals. Janet has 6#1 albums, over 35 #1 singles, multiple #1 movies, #1 New York Book Best Seller ground breaking records in magazine sales, tour sells, Emmy Awards, HBO specials, interview specials, and various other legend awards since 1990. She is the ONLY artist to receive Grammy nominations in Dance, Pop, Rap, Rock, and R&B categories. Janet is also the 1ST female artist in history to have an album to debut at #1 (janet album) which also had the highest debut by any female artist in history! In 2001, MTV presented Janet with the inaugural MTV ICON Award solidifying her accomplishments and affect on pop culture. Most recently, BET also honored her with “Ultimate Icon Award”. She is 1ST and ONLY solo artist to be inaugurated as an Icon. The title of ICON was and continues to be hers and ONLY hers. She has laid the blue print for EVERY female artist today, and they ALL copy her! She’s a great humble person that is a living legend. ICON!
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