ESSENCE Icon: Honoring Janet Jackson's Legendary Status

For almost 30 years Janet Jackson has been unstoppable. Here's how she earned her legendary status.

Yolanda Sangweni Aug, 18, 2011

Trendsetter, groundbreaker, visionary. The accolades heaped on Janet Jackson are endless. None seems more appropriate than icon.

For the last 30 years, the legendary Jackson family’s baby girl (the last born of nine) has held her own, forever waving her flag of independence and pushing Black music and culture forward.

Join us as we salute ESSENCE Icon, Janet Jackson for inspiring generations.