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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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    Good times, Fame , Diff'ernt Strokes. Do you think Janet broke out in her career because she was legitimately talented, or do you think favoritism played a part because of her famous brother(s) ?
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    Default Re: Janet's career

    janet is very talented but the fact that she comes from a famous family def played a big part in her career.

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    Default Re: Janet's career

    Quote Originally Posted by Roxanne View Post
    janet is very talented but the fact that she comes from a famous family def played a big part in her career.
    Agreed. Having a famous last name did open doors for her in the beginning of her career, but the success she had later on and longevity that she's been able to maintain is due to Janet's talent and perseverence. She hasn't lasted this long and had all this success because of her last name. She is talented, ambitious and has worked hard to get where she is.


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    Janet got the gig on Good Times because the director Norman Lear saw Janet performing in the family Vegas act. So in a way, she got discovered because of her brothers. But obviously Norman thought she was good enough to put on the show, which had already been on and was popular. It's doubtful that he would have just stuck anyone on and affect the show any further than had been done by firing John Amos.
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    Yes it opened the doors for her
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    Agreed. Having a famous last name did open doors for her in the beginning of her career, but the success she had later on and longevity that she's been able to maintain is due to Janet's talent and perseverence. She hasn't lasted this long and had all this success because of her last name. She is talented, ambitious and has worked hard to get where she is.
    agree. the actual question is abit confusing

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    Her music is much unlike her family so no.

    Also her first two albums flopped so obviously her music on Control made her a buge star not her name.

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    i guess ppl are talking about her tv career interms of the family name helping her into it more than the music which came later

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    Norman Lear discovered Janet because he thought the girl "had something" and hired her for "Good Times". Joseph did get her a recording contract to start the sisters' career. The first two albums were sold because of her popularity as a child actress. 1986's "Control" was because it was released during the beginnings of the new jack swing era and the Minneapolis funk sound, omnipresent on the album, was also popular. Plus, the songs were that good so no it didn't really ave all to do with her LAST NAME. Sure it got her in the door but her talent as an entertainer KEPT her in there for so long.


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    I'm gonna say her that her break in the music industry was definatley a result of her last name..not to say that she didn't get in on her own talents either..the last name just gave her the edge to get her started so early (and technically she was discovered on the Jacksons variety show so it was her family name that got her a break)

    But her family name alone is not what has made her famous (maybe in the begining) but now Janet has earned her superstardom, she has worked hard and her success is due to that..
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    Her beginning was definitely thanks to her brother's fame. Otherwise who knows how she would have managed to break in and have the chance she was given. She did manage to come into her own but there is no doubt that it was thanks to her last name that she was able to break out. Because she actually has talent is why she managed to stay this long.
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    Well I'll just say it didn't hurt that her last name is Jackson and she has an uber talented older brother, lol. Janet's biggest talent is her charisma. It's her charisma that's allowed her to last as long a she has. I don't believe she would have made it on her own without The Jackson Five or Michael having first been famous.



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    Yeah i think it did help but her talent is that thing that helped her the most because Janet moved on to making fantastic music.

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    She has had not less or more chances than her siblings had. The only fact that helped her, is having the same genes.
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    I don't think the family name itself helped her. It didn't work for Rebbie, Jackie, Marlon, Randy, & LaToya. Although Randy didn't use the name Jackson, lol, and created a different group. Jermaine mostly had success on the R&B side, with little crossover. Tito recorded a solo album at Motown, that was never released. Janet started off with acting not music, which many people forgot or was too young to remember the TV shows she was in. When she went back to that and appeared in a few movies, her characters tended to be believable and not "Janet". She's just another person in the film. It's not like watching a Elvis Presley movie, where you're watching "Elvis" and not whatever he's supposed to be playing or the other people in the movie.

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