The youngest sibling of a pop music dynasty, Janet Jackson made her initial show business breakout as a sweet-faced and chaste television actress. But at the age of 20, she began to give her brothers a run for their money with the multi-million selling album <i>Control</i>. Over the next few decades Jackson's persona evolved from sensitive teen to empowered young adult to global messenger to mature, sophisticated artist, and throughout this metamorphosis, amounting sales of over 100 million albums worldwide and status as the second most successful female artist in pop music history. With the exception of Jackson's older brother Michael, with whom she was extremely close as both a family member and as his professional peer, Jackson spent a lifetime distancing herself from the family name, not only to establish herself as her own artist, but due to the antics of spotlight-seeking siblings like sister La Toya and notoriously bullish stage dad, Joseph. The tenacious littlest Jackson ultimately succeeded on her own merit, occasionally returning to acting in feature films "Poetic Justice" (1993) and "Why Did I Get Married?" (2007), and maintaining her popularity as a multi-talented performer who valued the hard-won privacy of her personal life.