Jackson left her husband in January of 1985 that same year, she graced the cover of ESSENCE to share her personal story.
The Rhythm Nation World Tour was Janet’s first worldwide tour in support of her multi-platinum album. The star gave ESSENCE an exclusive interview in March of 1990.
Janet appeared in her first starring movie role in 1993, “Poetic Justice.” Since then she has continued to act in many films.
Janet’s fifth consecutive album, “All for You” hit number one on the Billboard Charts in 2001.
Beyonce, Janet and Mary graces the cover of ESSENCE in 2004 for going triple platinum.