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Name: Janet Jackson                                                               
Birth name: Janet Damita Jo Jackson                                               
Born: 16 May 1966 Gary, Indiana, United States                                   
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966), better known as Janet Jackson or     
simply Janet, is an American pop star, dancer, and had been a child actress.     
Jackson is one of the top ten selling artists in the history of contemporary     
music; ranked by Billboard magazine as the ninth most successful act in rock     
and roll history, and the second most successful female artist in pop music       
history, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. Guinness                     
World Records lists her as the world's most searched-for person in Internet       
history. Her recent film Why Did I Get Married?, for which she won the           
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, became 
her third consecutive film to open at number one at the box office, following     
Poetic Justice (1993) and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000).                 
Since 1986, Jackson has scored thirty-one number-one singles on various           
Billboard charts, and is the only recording artist ever to score five or         
more top ten singles from three consecutive albums. In addition to her           
commercial accomplishments, Jackson has won five Grammy Awards, received a       
nomination at the 66th Academy Awards, and had a star placed on the Hollywood     
Walk of Fame in 1990. Recently, she was placed on Forbes Top 10 Richest Women in 
Entertainment list. She has also had eighteen top ten singles in Europe.