Superstar Janet Damita Jo Jackson has thrilled audiences around the world. Most recently, Ms. Jackson was on hand to present Blige with the 2022 Billboard Icon Award, an award she herself received in 2018.
When Blige then walked out to deliver her own speech, she returned the love, telling Jackson: “Speaking of icons, you were always one of our biggest inspirations growing up.”
As the tenth and youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career performing at the MGM Grand. Later she began acting in the variety series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times, Diff’rent Strokes, and Fame.
After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989).
Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in popular music.
Not only on screen in her videos, but Janet has also been killing it live, in person, on tour. Janet’s tours are in fact some of the most-grossing tours of all time.
The Janet World Tour, the second tour by Janet had her performing on 4 continents 18 countries within the span of 17 months with 123 shows–the most shows Janet has done for any concert.
Total attendance for this tour is around 2.5 Million. And the Velvet Rope World Tour, Janet’s third tour supporting her 6th studio album of the same name. She visited 5 continents and did 120 shows. The worldwide gross for velvet rope is…