Janet’s timeline : 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.

Janet gives an interview on the Mike Douglas Show with her pet snake Muscles. It’s her first TV interview as a solo artist.

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.

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