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View Poll Results: Do you think that Janet had a chance at a career due to Michael or the Jackson 5?

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    Default Re: Janet's career

    Quote Originally Posted by DuranDuran View Post
    ^^^^^^^But the original post said nothing about music, but whether she got "discovered" and put on TV because she was a Jackson. None of the brothers were known as actors, and being a musician has no pull as far as Hollywood goes. The brothers popularity had kinda faded around that period (and they were considered a teen idol act. Teen acts aren't taken seriously by the powers that be), so just being a Jackson wouldn't have helped her anyway as far as getting on Good Times. It was Joe's idea that she make a record later, not Janet's.

    What is the point exactly? All I'm saying is that whether it was acting or singing, the Jackson last name did open doors for her and it probably helped to get her auditions. Janet is a pretty good actress though and i'm sure she wouldn't have scored those TV roles if directors hadn't been genuinely impressed with her.


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    ^^ I doubt the Jackson name alone got her acting jobs. :lol: It partially gave her the music contract! :lol:


    "OK, first of all, I have this skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin. It's something that I cannot help. Okay? But when people make up stories that I don't wanna be what I am, it hurts me. It's a problem for me, okay? I can't control it. But let's reverse it. What about all the millions of people who sit out in the sun to become other than what they are?" -- Michael Jackson (1993)

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    Default Re: Janet's career

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsson View Post
    a little of both
    Exactly! You hit the nail on the head.

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    Default Re: Janet's career

    Janet wouldn't be there without that last name.

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    Being a Janet stan, having the name helped. She even said herself that having the name helped. But in general, having a famous relative in the business helps. Just like Whitney, Solange, Ray J, Ashlee Simpson, and many others.

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    I do think that Janet is talented but I don't really think that she would have had such a career if there wasn't the Jackson 5 first. Maybe she stil would have become a dancer/actress/singer but not as early as she did.

    Michael on the other hand, I'm sure, would have made it even without Joe and all the pushing to the business.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raingirl View Post
    I do think that Janet is talented but I don't really think that she would have had such a career if there wasn't the Jackson 5 first. Maybe she stil would have become a dancer/actress/singer but not as early as she did.

    Michael on the other hand, I'm sure, would have made it even without Joe and all the pushing to the business.
    How is that, since Joe was the one who started the group? The group kinda started because of Tito playing with Joe's guitar and getting caught. Mike wanted to perform because he saw his older brothers doing it. If Joe just let his sons hang out with the other kids, the Jackson 5 wouldn't have happened. Jackie was recruited to play pro baseball.

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    ^^ If Joe didn't decide to start the Jackson 5, we wouldn't have any Jackson except Jesse and Freddie. :lol:

    Remember Michael was also VERY young when he started, lol. HELL, both MJ and Janet started their careers at 7! :lol:


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    Eh, how many of the stars do we have who didn't start in the business at the age of seven? Oh, about 90%. If Michael really wanted it, and from what we've heard, he ALWAYS wanted to be an entertainer, he would have made it. He's more talented then everyone. If he wanted to be an entertainer, he would have become one regardless of whether he was pushed in to it early on or not.



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    Talent alone is not enough to get you intto the business. You need the right people to spend time and money on you. MJ would not have been able to do that without the help of people in the know. had he left it till he was an adult, there is no telling what may have happened to him in Gary before then, let us be thanful that he was born into the right family.
    Mr Jackson was very strong and powerful, and he was scary in a way, but not without a sense of humour, although it was clear that all the children had a huge amount of respect for their dad.
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    ^^ 90%?

    Mmkay. :lol:


    "OK, first of all, I have this skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin. It's something that I cannot help. Okay? But when people make up stories that I don't wanna be what I am, it hurts me. It's a problem for me, okay? I can't control it. But let's reverse it. What about all the millions of people who sit out in the sun to become other than what they are?" -- Michael Jackson (1993)

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    Well we'll just say MOST don't, okay? lol.



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    ^^ Ok then, much better. :lol:


    "OK, first of all, I have this skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin. It's something that I cannot help. Okay? But when people make up stories that I don't wanna be what I am, it hurts me. It's a problem for me, okay? I can't control it. But let's reverse it. What about all the millions of people who sit out in the sun to become other than what they are?" -- Michael Jackson (1993)

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    Well I follow Janet's career ever since after micheal's career & they both are ledgans today.:dancin:

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    I think it really helped her in the beginning. It def. helped her getting a record deal and producing a first album and of course everyone was curious about the new talented Jackson family member, but I do however her last name worked against her.
    After a while it looked that people's first attention wasn't going out to Janet and her musical career, but to her and her relationship with Michael. She always will be associated with Michael. Therefor she doesn't get all the attention towards her musical career she deserves. There are so many interviews where people ask her questions about Michael and not about her or her music. I think her last name had some influence on where she stands right now in the music industry, but I do think that if she would not be a Jackson family member that she would get the attention she deserves. It would take her longer than she did right now, but all the succes and attention she would get, would be about her and not about her and her relationship with Michael.
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