Janet Jackson is a songwriter, dancer, singer, and actress. She is known for her sexually provocative records, elaborate stage shows, and television and film roles. She has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over thirty years and began her career with the television series The Jacksons in 1976. Acting and singing was in her blood, as everyone in the Jackson family was musical in some way. Janet has earned several awards, climbed to the top of the Billboard 200, and has earned countless number one songs. Janet is an icon, a trendsetter, a businessperson, and a multi-gifted artist.