Grab the popcorn, tonight marks to beginning of the 2-day event featuring one of music's biggest stars Janet Jackson. Why now? Janet says, "It's just something that needs to be done." This year also commemorates the 40th anniversary of her self-titled debut album, Janet Jackson released in 1982. The four-hour documentary 'Janet Jackson' premieres on Lifetime and A&E tonight at 7 p.m. CT and takes an intimate look into the life of the global music star.

Tonight's highly anticipated documentary will feature Janet's family, friends, and producers offering untold stories, never seen before footage, and several celebrity interviews from her music peers. Lifetime promises to leave no stone unturned, giving Janet the floor to respond to the 'secret baby' with James DeBarge, to the public scrutiny over her Superbowl wardrobe malfunction, and various other personal moments that shaped her iconic career.

Janet is known for being famously shy but unbeknownst to fans, she's allowed cameras to follow her for 3-years to produce this groundbreaking documentary. This is her story, being told the only way it can be...from Janet.

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