Janet Jackson through the years

POSTED: 4:28 PM May 15 2014   UPDATED: 12:00 AM May 16 2014

In honor of Janet Jackson's 48th birthday on Friday, take a look back at the singer-actress's career so far.

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Take a look at the career of singer-actress Janet Jackson, who celebrated her 48th birthday on May 16, 2014.