Janet Jackson years : 1982-1983

1982

February 6 : Enid gives birth to Brandi Jackson.

April 16 : Janet, Randy and La Toya attend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 35th Birthday Party on at On the Rox, The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood.

April-August : Janet signs a record deal with A&M and records her first album in Los Angeles. She also records background vocals with LaToya for Michael’s song PYT featured on his album Thriller.

May 6 :  During an episode of Diff’Rent Strokes titled “The Music Man” Janet sings “The Magic Is Working” a song she has just recorded for her debut album.

July 7 : Janet’s debut single “Young Love” is released by A&M. It will peak at #64 on Hot 100 Billboard. Janet does not shoot a video for this single.

August 2 : Janet makes a photo session in L.A.

August 18 : Katherine files for divorce for the second time but she withdraws her demand later on.

September-December : Michael pays an architect to raze and rebuild Hatvenhurst. During the reconstruction, he moves into a condo that he owns with Katherine, Janet & LaToya on 410 Lindley Avenue in Encino. Joes stays in the property to watch out for thieves.

September 21 :  Janet’s debut album “Janet Jackson” is released by A&M. It will peak at #63 on Billboard 200.

October 25 : Janet appears on the cover of Jet magazine.

October 30 : In Los AngelesJanet performs “Young Love” & “Come Give Your Love To Me” for the first time on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and reveals why she wears a key on her ear ring.

November 5 : Janet performs “Young Love” on Solid Gold.

December 18 : In Los AngelesJanet performs “Say You Do” and “Young Love” on the Soul Train show.

1983

Janet meets dancers Terry Bixler & Anthony Thomas during a private dance audition for Thriller at Hayvenhurst. They introduce her to Rene Elizondo Jr and they become friends.

January : Katherine, LaToya, Michael & Janet move back to Hayvenhurst now equipped with a second story to the bedrooms, upstairs a den and a gym, downstairs a game room and a thirty-two-seat movie theatre and off the entry hall, a trophy room.

January 10 : “Come Give Your Love To Me” is released as  the 2nd single from “Janet Jackson”. It will peak at #58 on Hot 100 Billboard. Janet does not shoot a video for this single

January 17 :  Janet attends the American Music Awards.

February : Janet is on the cover of Ebony magazine with Different Strokes’ partner Todd Bridges.

 February 04 : LaToya, Janet and Joe Jackson attend the R&B Awards in Los Angeles.

February 5 : In Los Angeles, Janet performs “Say You Do” on Solid Gold.

February 10 :  In Bremen (Germany), Janet performs “Young Love” on Musikladen.

April 1 : Janet poses with Sammy Davis jr at an unknown event.

April 29 : “Say You Do” is released as the 3rd single from “Janet Jackson”. The song is not charted on Hot 100 Billboard. Janet does not shoot a video for this single.

May 16 : “Love Is My Best Friend” is released at the 4th single from “Janet Jackson”. Janet does not shoot a video for this single.

July 18 : “Don’t Mess Up This Good Thing” is released at the 5th and final single from the album “Janet Jackson”. Janet does not shoot a video for this single.

September 19 : The single “P.Y.T (Pretty Young Things)” is released by Epic and it features Janet & Latoya doing background vocals. It will peak at #10 on Hot 100 Billboard. Michael does not shoot a video for this single.

November 30 : Janet attends a press conference at New York’s Tavern On The Green to announce plans for the Victory Tour with the whole Jackson family.

Previous era : Janet’s Early Years : 1966-1981

Next era : Dream Street years : 1984-1985

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