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Happy Birthday, Janet Jackson!

The iconic singer and performer turns 48 today, so to celebrate, we are taking a look back at her style evolution over the years.

Since bursting onto the music scene in the '80s with her first self-titled album, the superstar has transformed her appearance numerous times within the past three decades, and her signature fashion statements are still memorable to this day.

Let's recall all the times Janet made us turn our heads and take notice!

Janet Jackson

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1983: An adorable 17-year-old Janet kept it classy and cute in a pale pink suit, a red bow tie and hoop earrings. 

Janet Jackson, James DeBarge

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1985: The promising star attended the American Music Awards with then-husband James DeBarge in matching prom-inspired ensembles.

Janet Jackson

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1986: After dropping her third album Control, the artist decided to switch up her look with long, voluminous curls, but she still rocks her unique hoop earring with the key attached. 

Janet Jackson

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1990: Janet is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame while wearing the legendary outfit from her "Rhythm Nation" music video.

Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson

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1993: The beauty rocks thick braids and a white pantsuit to support late brother Michael Jackson at the Grammys.

Janet Jackson, Rene Elizondo

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1997: The singer steps out with ex-husband René Elizondo with bright red curls and a racy black see-through top. 

Janet Jackson

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2002: The performer bares her rock-hard abs and major cleavage in this sexy getup. 

Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Nipple

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2004: The music legend suffers a wardrobe malfunction and exposes her right breast at the Super Bowl while performing with Justin Timberlake.

Janet Jackson

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2006: The gorgeous star looks elegant and graceful in this red, flowy belted number.

Janet Jackson

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2008: The superstar gives a sassy performance in a skintight, futuristic bodysuit. 

Janet Jackson

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2009: Janet stunned in a royal blue Versace gown with a plunging neckline. 

Janet Jackson

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2010: The Why Did I Get Married, Too? actress sports a short chop and stuns in a formfitting dress for the film's London premiere.

Janet Jackson, Wissam al Mana


2013: The singer rocks auburn braids and poses with husband Wissam al Mana in platform boots and an embellished jacket.