Born Yvonne Jackson, she rose to fame in the 1980s and returned in 2004 with the hits "Just Wanna Dance" and "Free the World."
She wanted to become a lawyer and focus on business law, but pursued a career in show business like her siblings.
She released the single "Bet'cha Gonna Need My Lovin'," appeared in Playboy, and published an autobiography that caused a rift in the Jackson family.
She entered a contentious marriage with Jack Gordon in 1989, eventually getting a divorce in 1997.
She is the older sister of music legend Janet Jackson.