Being a singer and the sister of Michael Jackson, there would naturally be a lot of comparison. But Janet Jackson managed to make a name for herself and has created a music identity completely separate from that of her brother. At one point she rivalled other female singers like Madonna and Whitney Houston.
She basically revolutionised pop music by blending together elements from many other genres like funk, disco and industrial. Janet Jackson was a major pop culture figure in the 90s.
Many modern pop musicians like Beyonce, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj were influenced by her. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
Today is her birthday and she turns 53. Check out her most recent song from last year with Daddy Yankee.
Happy birthday Janet Jackson!