In celebration of the 40th anniversary of her very first album, Janet Jackson‘s life story will be made available to the world, courtesy of Lifetime and A&E.

Earlier this week, the A&E Networks group highlighted its upcoming programming slate by announcing that the two ventures have inked a deal to present JANET, the working title of a two-night, four-hour documentary event. Jackson’s debut full length, Janet Jackson, was released in 1982 when she was 16.

Scheduled for early 2022 on Lifetime and A&E, the documentary, co-produced by Workerbee and Associated Entertainment Corporation, promises to offer unprecedented access to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s life, and an intimate, honest and unfiltered look at the untold story of one of the highest-earning and most decorated artists in music history.

Already three years in the making, stories to be dissected include the loss of her father, Joseph, the patriarch of the Jackson dynasty who passed in 2018, her 2004 Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake, her family’s reaction to the death of her brother, and her process of becoming a mother.

Watch this space for Janet Jackson documentary updates and other music news.

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