Janet Damita Jo Jackson is officially 50 years old today. I remember 10 years ago watching her on Oprah discussing her 20 Y.O. album and all the stir about her being 40. Janet has definitely seen some ups and downs in her life. Superstar family, allegedly abusive father, monumental success, several failed relationships but she always manages to bounce back and rise.
I have loved Janet since the very first time I saw Poetic Justice. Maybe it’s just me, but I felt like her acting was on point. I totally believed she was Justice from South Central LA who did hair and lived in her grandmother’s house. Her acting in that movie made her so relatable and I love her for it.
Look back at Janet through the years and her many looks she gives.
Young Janet with brother Michael
Good Times Janet aka Penny
Different Strokes Janet
Janet at 18 with then husband James DeBarge
Janet in the Control album era
Janet in the Rhythm Nation era
Janet in the Janet album era
Janet and Tupac in 1993 for Poetic Justice
Janet in the Velvet Rope era
Janet in the All For You album era
Janet in 2003
Janet in 2008 with ex Jermaine Dupri
Janet in 2010
Janet in 2011
Janet in 2012
Janet in 2013 with husband Wissam Al Mana
Janet in 2014
Janet in 2015 accepting the BET Icon Award
Janet in a 2016 Promo for her Unbreakable World Tour