Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson in 2009.

Janet Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress.

She was a primary influence of Aaliyah. Aaliyah often voiced how Jackson was an influence for her and in the latter part of her career Jackson was said to have reciprocated admiration for Aaliyah. After her death, Jackson said she would have enjoyed working with Aaliyah. The two have been compared by the media as well.

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