In honor of #HappyBirthDayJanetJackson, we will be compiling a list of our top five reasons why we love Janet Jackson! Of course, our love for the pop singer is not just bound to these five reasons. There are not hundreds, but thousands of reasons why Janet Jackson has ruled over our hearts for the past few years and will continue to do so for many years to come! These are OUR TOP 5 reasons why we dearly cherish and love Janet Jackson and after reading them, we’re sure that you will fall in love with her too!
1. Janet Jackson Is Not Ashamed About Her Self-Esteem Struggles
Janet Jackson has not been unknown to fame before she started gaining popularity in singing. Jackson worked as an actress on Good Times at the tender age of 10. In countless interviews, she had mentioned facing weight struggles, self-esteem issues, and major depression.
However, instead of hiding her past and putting a cover on all of her flaws, Jackson had used her story to uplift females who are going through similar situations. She used her story to inspire women to love themselves as they are instead of forcing themselves to be someone or something they’re not.
In a 2011 interview with the Today’s Show, Janet Jackson said, “I want to share with you stories from my own struggles,” while promoting her book “True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself.” Janet Jackson further added, “I’m an optimist. I know we can change. Problems, even the most severe ones, can be solved. We can be happy with who we are.”
In the self-help book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, Janet Jackson writes, “In complete darkness, we are all the same. It is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us. Don’t let your eyes deceive you.”
It takes courage to go out into the world and tell your story, then have a million different people judge and criticize you for someone that you’re not. We respect Janet Jackson for writing this book and for inspiring a million different girls like her to embrace their perfect imperfections with pride and dignity.
2. Janet Jackson Is Equally Talented On-Screen
The pop star began her career at the age of 7 performing with her brothers and sisters in Las Vegas. Everyone knew straight away that this amazing musician was also an impeccable actress when she made her film debut in Poetic Justice, directed by John Singleton. Other than working in some amazing feature films such as the Westside and Richie Rich, Janet Jackson had also starred in the movie “For Colored Girls,” and “Why Did I Get Married Too?” She was last seen in the film “McQueen,” which was a film about the life of a British fashion designer Alexander McQueen
3. Janet Jackson Was Always Supportive For Her Family
During Michael Jackson’s mid-career, when the world- and the Jacksons turned their backs on the musician, his sister, Janet did not leave him alone. In 2009, on the passing of Michael Jackson, Janet did not leave his three children alone and was there with them at his funeral and throughout the coming years.
4. Janet Jackson Gives Out a Strong Message Through Her Music
In 1989, the pop star released the “Rhythm Nation,” album which consisted of songs that covered controversial themes such as violence, poverty, racism, and crime. She also gave a tribute to AIDS victims through her song “together again.” Whereas in “Free Xone,” Jackson sang about overcoming homophobia. Another one of her impeccable songs, “What About,” sheds light upon domestic violence and how rapidly it has been affecting communities. She used her songs for the betterment of the community and always aspired to inspire listeners globally.
5. Janet Jackson is Multi-Talented
Other than being a singer, a dancer, a writer, and an individual with the most inspiring personality, Janet Jackson does it all! The multi-talented musician has written multiple hit songs. Other than True You, Janet Jackson has also co-written her brother Michael’s best song, “Scream.” The multi-talented individual has also earned four MTV music awards for her impeccable choreography.