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Re-teamed with Perry to co-star in the sequel "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?"; also recorded the song "Nothing" for the soundtrack
Re-teamed with Perry for the ensemble film "For Colored Girls"
Released her tenth studio album Discipline
Changed labels and signed a record contract with Island Records
Co-starred in "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?"
Released the album, 20 Y.O., a nod to the 20th anniversary of her debut album Control; earned a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album; began touring in March 2007
Played herself on an episode of the NBC sitcom "Will and Grace"; appearance marked her first TV acting role in nearly two decades
Performed with Justin Timberlake at Superbowl XXXVIII halftime show; resulted in scandal when a bodice-ripping stunt by Timberlake exposed her pierced nipple
Received two Grammy nominations for her album Damita Jo
Appeared as the host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC), spoofing her infamous wardrobe malfunction
Headlined the HBO special "Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii"
Returned to acting, starring opposite Eddie Murphy in "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"; played Professor Klump's scientist fiancee Denise; also wrote and performed original song on the soundtrack
Released The Velvet Rope, a collection of emotionally charged songs that drew on her battles with depression, self-image problems and a past abusive relationship
Released her greatest hits compilation Design of a Decade
Collaborated with brother Michael on the hit song "Scream"
Released the hit album janet with Virgin Records; included the single, "That's the Way Love Goes"
Made film debut in the title role of John Singleton's romantic drama "Poetic Justice"; also co-wrote and performed song "Again"; received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Song
Was played by actress Maya Nicole Johnson on the ABC biographical miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream"
Went on first solo concert tour
Released even more successful follow-up album, Rhythm Nation 1814, which was the first album in rock history to produce seven Top Five hit singles (four of which made it to No. 1); album also sold over eight million copies, becoming the top pop alb
Released the album Control, which went on to sell over eight million copies and produce five hit singles
Appeared as Cleo Hewitt on the syndicated series "Fame"
Signed with A&M Records and released debut album Janet Jackson
Landed recurring role of Charlene DuPrey on the NBC sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes"
Played the recurring role of Penny Gordon on the popular CBS sitcom "Good Times"
Appeared with her family on the short-lived CBS variety series "The Jacksons"
Began singing in her family's Las Vegas act when she was seven; became noted for doing an impersonation of Mae West
Moved with her family from Indiana to California before she was two
Known for such albums as "Janet" and "Velvet Rope"
Jackson donated proceeds (twenty-five cents of every ticket sold) from her Velvet Rope tour to America's Promise – The Alliance for Youth, an organization that provided mentoring opportunities for youth.
When told that the reason she was so successful was probably because she was also really talented, Jackson replied to Daily News columnist Jim Farber, "Now, you see, that's a feeling of fraudulence...It's a feeling [like I'm] less than others, a feeling, like, 'What am I doing in this business? I should have gone back to school and studied law the way I wanted to.'" (Oct. 11, 1998)
Jackson admitted to the Daily News (Oct. 18, 1998) that she has battled anorexia and bulimia: "I never thought this could happen to me...but I've actually had people say to me: 'Okay, you've got to start eating more. You're too thin.' But when you look in the mirror, you see something totally different. I had swung so far in one direction [of excessive eating], I never thought I could swing so far in the other. You're losing weight and getting smaller, and I'd still say to myself I could afford to lose a little more. And that's not good. I have to continue to keep my mind open and listen to the people around me, which has been the hardest thing to do."