The first stop on Janet Jackson’s comeback tour will be the BET Awards.
A source exclusively revealed to Page Six that the “Rhythm Nation” singer will be honored at the event next Sunday.
The network’s been extremely tight-lipped about the production, but we hear Ciara will be one of the performers who will pay tribute to the reclusive pop star.
“Janet’s known for her dancing, so expect a lot of dancing,” said the source. This will be Jackson’s first major television appearance in three years. She last appeared on the BET Awards show in 2009 to pay homage to brother Michael three days after his death.
Superstar Janet married Qatari business magnate Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and has since been spending most of her time in the Middle East.
Her absence from the spotlight has led fans to create a joke “missing persons” poster that circulated on Twitter in April.
“Too funny, too sweet,” she tweeted in response to the mocking flier.
Jackson announced a new album and her “Unbreakable” tour last month.
High quality photos of Janet leaving LAX in LA.
She recently teased her first music in seven years on social media.
And now Janet Jackson made a debut of a different kind: a wild new hairstyle.
The 49-year-old singer showed off her long curly tresses of varying degrees of brown as she arrived for a departing flight out of LAX on Wednesday.
The younger sister of Michael Jackson was not alone for the trip as she was joined by her husband of three-years Wissam Al Mana.
Janet definitely looked like a fashionable flyer in a black jumpsuit featuring baggy trousers along with a pair of white high-top sneakers.
The That’s The Way Love Goes hitmaker carried along a dark green and black tiger camouflage jacket while heading into the international airport and travel hub.
She also sported a pair of big, black designer sunglasses and had natural, complimentary make-up on her face finished off with a swipe of shiny pink lip.
Her 40-year-old businessman husband mirrored his ladylove’s look as he sported a mostly black outfit with white shoes much like Janet
Wissam donned a leather jacket over another jacket, V-neck shirt and trousers all in the same dark colour, while finishing off the look with white slip-on sneakers.
I am just going to sit this here. -faints-
This Teaser Taste of "no sleep" is driving me crazy!!! #new#janet#she's #back#2015#era
Posted by Kenneth Austin on Monday, June 15, 2015
Showbiz 411‘s Roger Friedman reports:
Janet Jackson’s new album. We think it’s called “Conversations in a Cafe.” We know it’s produced by Jimmy Jam Harris and Terry Lewis of FlyteTime, her long time musical collaborators. We also know it’s NOT with L.A. Reid at Epic (See: ‘Discipline)’, or at Atlantic Records. It’s probably not ready for July 10th, I’ve heard. It’s still being worked on.
However: the word is that Janet may be making a 360 deal with LiveNation, a la Madonna or U2 or Nickelback. In that case, LiveNation would handle the tour and license “Conversations.” Janet’s tour is going to be key to the whole thing. I think it could be HUGE. She cooled off a few years ago, got married, took time off. People miss her. With the right music she can make a big comeback now.
Why LiveNation? Let’s be reasonable. Janet’s not doing a deal with AEGLive, after Michael’s death etc. Right? And after album crashes from JLO, Mariah, and others, someone has explained to her that albums by artists of a certain age are not going to sell 1 million copies. So a 360 deal is just right.
Harris and Jackson have been dropping clues for weeks, on Twitter.
And which label? I could see Warner Bros., which also brought back Prince this year. And you could see Janet’s catalogue going there since it’s spread out everywhere. But remember– Virgin EMI was where Janet made her biggest deal in 1996. Virgin is now part of Capitol Records, which is Universal Music. That would be a natural fit for the LiveNation deal. We’ll see.
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In 2006, Janet Jackson channeled her inner sexy secretary for the night while rocking the red carpet in a strapless, curve-hugging pinstriped dress. We love how the “All For You” singer even wore matching white cuffs!