As the younger sister to one of America's greatest groups, The Jackson Five, pop/R&B artist Janet Jackson's career was almost an after thought. What unfolded was one of the most iconic careers in the history of music. Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on May 16, 1966. She signed her first record deal with A&M in 1982 and headed into the studio. Determined to make a name for herself, Ms. Jackson's first couple of albums struggled to generate sales. It was the release of the album Control in 1986 that would propel Ms. Jackson into a career all her own. Control peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart, due in large part to the success of a five-pack of high-charting singles that included "What Have You Done for Me Lately", "Nasty", "Control", "Let's Wait Awhile" and her first #1 single "When I Think of You". Not only was her music dominating the airwaves, but she was also a frequent artist on all the top video shows with her amazing style and dancing. All seven of Ms. Jackson's following albums would reach #1 or #2 on the Albums Charts. Her best-selling album was Janet (1993), which hit #1 all over the world with over 20,000,000 unit sales world-wide. In total, Ms. Jackson would have nine #1 singles including huge hits like "Miss You Much" and "That's the Way Love Goes". With over 140,000,000 records sold during her career, Ms. Jackson has been honored with a number of MTV Music Video Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Grammy Awards. She has also been seen as the featured actress in the big screen movie "Poetic Justice" with the late Tupac Shakur.