Janet Jackson: Her Career Then & Now

Janet Jackson at her Metamorphosis Aftershowparty in in Las Vegas, 2019

September 29, 2019 - 09:20 / Laura Pérez

Janet Jackson's music career is just impressive. The 53-year-old musician has been active in the music industry since the early 1970's and is one of the highest-paid artists. Do you know what she's doing today? We have all the information about it!

Janet Jackson has been active in the music industry since 1973; her music style is often described as innovative, sexually provocative and socially conscious, and has resulted in the release of 11 studio albums, 2 remix albums, and 3 compilation albums. However, Janet has also pursued her career as actress, starring in 5 movies and appearing in 10 television shows, including The Jacksons, Diff'rent Strokes, Fame and Saturday Night Live.

The ninth and youngest child of the Jackson family became a pop icon in the early 1980's after signing a contract with A&M Records, where she was able to show the world her fascinating combination of rhythm and blues, funk and rap elements. Her estimated net worth of 190 million dollars makes Janet Jackson one of the highest-paid artists in the industry, and it seems that she really likes to establish records:as of 2019 she has sold over 100 million albums and she is one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time, thanks to her singles Together Again, All for You, Nasty, and Rhythm Nationjust to mention a few. 

Janet Jackson at the 2005 Academy Awards

Janet Jackson: Where is she now?

Unbreakable is Janet Jackson's most recent album, released in 2015. But that doesn't mean that the singer -and also dancer- hasn't done anything in the past years, in fact Metamorphosisher first concert residency, concluded only a couple of weeks ago in Las Vegas, Nevada, earning almost 13 million dollars. Also this year, Janet was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This month and in November 2019 she will perform a series of concerts in San Francisco and Hawaii in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her album Rhythm Nation. Later on she will visit Australia and New Zealand, where she will be headlining the RNB Fridays Live music festival and the Friday Jams Live festival, respectively.

Janet Jackson at the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York City

What about Janet Jackson's personal life?

-Janet Jackson got married for the first time at the age of 18 to singer James DeBarge but eventually divorced from him in 1985. Then she married dancer/songwriter/director Rene Elizondo Jr. but also divorced in 2000. And it was in 2010 when she met businessman Wissam Al Mana who became her husband in 2012; in 2017 they welcomed their son Eissa and in the same year the couple separated

-She has four lovely dogs! Riley (a Rottweiler); Dylan (a Boxer); Madison (a miniature Schnauzer) and Pockets (an Australian shepherd-cross)

-Janet has lived in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta

-She has always wanted to study law

-Janet loves tattoos and has five visible ones on her body

Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana at the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14