‘Women Who Rock’: Janet Jackson

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Janet Jackson's 1989 outfit is featured in the Rock Hall's "Women Who Rock" exhibit.

Born in 1966, Janet Jackson grew up in one of the most famous entertainment families of all time.

Despite the success of her brothers, Janet established herself as a major pop star, and budding actress.

She appeared on the TV sitcoms Good Times and Diff’rent Strokes in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Then came her breakthrough album, Control, which shot to Number One, and produced monster hits like, “Nasty.”

In 1989, Janet released another smash single, “Miss You Much” off of the album Rhythm Nation 1814. The number-one single was the first of 18 consecutive Top 10 hits that would last until 1998. The streak put her third in the record books behind Elvis Presley and the Beatles, and ahead of brother Michael.

Jackson has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Artifacts from Janet Jackson’s life are featured in the “Causing a Commotion: Madonna and the Pop of Explosion” section in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power.” The groundbreaking exhibit is open until February 26, 2012.

Click HERE to read more about Janet Jackson and the other women being honored.

(Information provided by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.)

*Watch video below to see Janet Jackson perform “Escapade” at the 1990 American Music Awards.