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Janet Jackson has new album in the works, says producer

Janet Jackson has new album in the works, says producer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Janet Jackson last released "Discipline" in 2008, and vocal producer and engineer Ian Cross says the singer is back in the studio and working on new music.
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Janet Jackson divorce rumors are untrue

Janet Jackson divorce rumors are untrue

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are not splitting, a source close to the couple says.
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Janet Jackson considering adopting baby

Janet Jackson considering adopting baby

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Janet Jackson and her husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, are considering adopting a child, UsMagazine.com reported.
Justin Timberlake on Miley Cyrus' VMAs dance: She's young

Justin Timberlake on Miley Cyrus' VMAs dance: She's young

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Justin Timberlake says people shouldn't be too critical of Miley Cyrus in the wake of her raunchy performance at this week's MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
[VIDEO] Janet Jackson appears in UNICEF PSA

[VIDEO] Janet Jackson appears in UNICEF PSA

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Janet Jackson says she is helping UNICEF raise funds for humanitarian assistance in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.
Singer Janet Jackson is a billionaire

Singer Janet Jackson is a billionaire

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star and occasional actress Janet Jackson has earned $1 billion throughout her years as an entertainer, Variety reported.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 16, 2013.
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Pop star Janet Jackson confirms marriage to businessman Wissam Al Mana

Pop star Janet Jackson confirms marriage to businessman Wissam Al Mana

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Janet Jackson confirmed Monday she married Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana last year.

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UPI Almanac for Friday Feb. 1, 2013.
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Pop star Janet Jackson and Wissam al-Mana get engaged

Pop star Janet Jackson and Wissam al-Mana get engaged

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Janet Jackson is engaged to Qatari billionaire Wissam al-Mana, her boyfriend of two years, UsMagazine.com reported Wednesday.

A&M Records' Friesen dead at 75

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Gil Friesen, longtime president of A&M Records, has died in Los Angeles, friends say. He was 75.
Paris wants distance from MJ's fame

Paris wants distance from MJ's fame

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late U.S. pop icon Michael Jackson, says she hopes to step out from her father's shadow and "show that I do have talent."
Janet Jackson objects to Paris acting

Janet Jackson objects to Paris acting

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Janet Jackson is not supportive of her 14-year-old niece Paris' decision to act professionally while still a child, sources told UsMagazine.com.
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Michael Jackson's son, Prince Michael Jackson I (R), leans on the should of his aunt, Janet Jackson (C) as she comforts Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's daughter, at the public memorial service for Michael Jackson, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on July 7, 2009. The "King of Pop" died in Los Angeles on June 25 at age 50. (UPI Photo Photo/Gabriel Bouys/Pool)
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Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 25 years. She is ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the richest women in entertainment. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.

After signing a recording contract with A&M in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third studio album Control (1986). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover appeal in popular music. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio airplay and MTV, she was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics.

In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, Janet (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, she was named the second most successful recording artist of the decade. She has amassed an extensive catalog of hits, with singles such as "Nasty", "Rhythm Nation", "That's the Way Love Goes", "Together Again" and "All for You" among her most iconic.

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