Janet Jackson

Apr
6
Janet Jackson to Make History at Paris’ Louvre Museum

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is about to make history. The iconic performer has been tapped as the first female pop artist to perform under the I.M.Pei glass Pyramid at Paris’ famed Louvre Museum, with plans to give a live show during the biannual fundraising event “Liaisons au Louvre.”

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Mar
19
Janet Jackson’s Big Apple Book Signing

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson was back in black earlier today to sign copies of her New York Times No. 1 bestseller “True You: A Guide to Finding and Loving Yourself” at Barnes & Noble in New York City. The singer-turned-author, who performed the night prior at Radio City Music Hall, flashed a smile while posing with her first book release, looking sexy in a body-length jacket over black leather leggings and Christian Louboutin stiletto boots.

Ms. Jackson, who is currently on the U.S. leg of her “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” tour, explained that she’s thrilled to connect with fans inspired by her self-help tome. “I am excited to share my story, and the lessons that I have learned on my journey to finding and loving myself. My tour is up close and personal and I can think of no better way to be close to my fans than to meet them at these book signings,” said the pop icon, who will also make a rare appearance to sign books at Los Angeles’ Book Soup on April 15.

Check out pics of a radiant Janet doing her thing in the Big Apple.

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Mar
15
Janet Jackson Signs Film Production Deal

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is taking control. The iconic performer has signed a deal with Lionsgate to select, develop, and produce her own feature film for the independent studio, marking her first foray into production in her decades-long career.

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Feb
16
Video: Janet Jackson Talks to Piers Morgan About Love, Family, & Childhood

Piers Morgan and Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson sat down with Piers Morgan and no subject was off limits. The soft-spoken singer, who is promoting her book True You and “Number Ones” world tour, opened about about collecting skulls, her love/hate relationship with food, self-esteem issues, infrequent contact with her father, fond memories of her brother Michael, wanting to start a family with ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri, her “diva” sister La Toya (“I think my sister is very grand”), and being at a happy place in her life. Watch their candid conversation below.

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Feb
9
Janet Jackson Jams in Jakarta

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson zoomed into the future during her first performance in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday (Feb. 9). The iconic pop star, dressed in a metallic body suit accented by knee-high stiletto boots, shoulder pads, and a high-waisted belt, opened the show with a medley of some of her biggest hits including “Pleasure Principle,” “Control,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” and “Feedback.”

Currently on her global “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour,” the sexy singer is also scheduled to appear in a candid interview with NBC’s Meredith Vieira. During the chat, Janet discusses her new book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself and touches on her difficult childhood, self-esteem issues, and her weight struggles.

“I would literally bang my head up against the wall because I didn’t feel attractive… There was a lot of pain in my life,” she revealed. “And I still have issues with it. I don’t bang my head up against the wall, but I still have those moments. And I think it’ll probably continue but at least I know how to deal with it now. And I’m in a much better space.”

The tell-all interview is set to air this Friday and Monday on “Today” and Sunday on “Dateline NBC” at 7 p.m. EST. Watch a clip below.

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Feb
5
Janet Jackson Thrills at ‘Number Ones’ Tour Opener in Manila

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson kicked off her “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” world tour before a sold-out crowd in Manila, Philippines, on Friday (Feb. 4). The pop icon, who last toured in 2008, delighted fans at Philippine International Convention Center with familiar fare off her greatest hits compilation Number Ones.

Opening with a medley of “Pleasure Principle,” “Control,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” and “Feedback,” a short-haired Miss Jackson rocked the stage in a futuristic, body-hugging outfit that accentuated her curves. She later emerged in a stunning pink gown with diamond-spiked shoulders to perform “Let’s Wait Awhile” and “Again,” closing the show with “Make Me” and “Together Again.”

As part of the 35-city global trek, the 44-year-old superstar will travel across Asia before heading to the U.S. in March and Europe in June.

Watch some fan-filmed footage from opening night below.

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Feb
1
Janet Jackson Taps Teen Group Mindless Behavior to Open Tour

Mindless Behavior

Mindless Behavior is ready to rock with the best. The teen quartet has been tapped to open for Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones: Up Close & Personal Tour” on select North American dates, most of which have already sold out.

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