Janet is the youngest of the 9 Jackson children. She was only 3 years old when her brothers became pop superstars as the The Jackson 5, topping the charts with their first record "I Want You Back." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Her albums The Velvet Rope and All For You were banned by the government of Singapore for sexual content and homosexual references.
She played "Penny" on the TV show Good Times from 1977-1979. She also played Willis' girlfriend on Diff'rent Strokes.
At halftime of the 2004 Super Bowl, she caused a stir at the end of the show when Justin Timberlake ripped off part of her costume, revealing her right breast on live TV. Jackson and Timberlake claimed it was a "Wardrobe Malfunction," but this explanation didn't go over well with the NFL, CBS, or the Federal Communications Commission.
The key worn on Janet Jackson's ear on the cover of the Rhythm Nation 1814 album was a key to animal cages on the Jackson family's estate.
In 2008, she left Def Jam after just 14 months at the label. Her management released a statement saying she will "have autonomy over her career, without the restrictions of a label system. Always known to break new ground and set trends, Janet's departure from Island makes her one of the first superstar artists to have the individual freedom to promote their work through a variety of avenues such as iTunes, mobile carriers and other diverse and innovative channels.