The youngest Jackson sibling — Janet Damita Jo Jackson — is celebrating a birthday today! She turns 46 years old today.
The superstar, who has recently become the spokesperson for NutriSystem, recently told People Magazine that she doesn’t weigh herself after her recent, significant weight loss.
“I don’t think [stepping on the scale] is healthy. You’re setting yourself up to fail and women’s bodies fluctuate every month – certain time of the month in particular – we bloat a great deal,” she says.
Having sold over 100 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, ranking her at number seven. In 2010, the magazine announced the “Top 50 R&B / Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years,” ranking her at number five. One of the world’s most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.
Happy birthday, Janet Damita Jo Jackson! May you be blessed with many more!