Janet Jackson, American recording artist & actress. Having sold 160M+ records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The RIAA lists her as the 11th best-selling female artist in the US. In 2008, Billboard ranked her at #7 of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists. It also announced the Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years, ranking her at #5. She is one of the world's most awarded artists.