We all know and love R&B queen Janet Jackson, but as of late, it seems she has been flying under the radar. Since her recent marriage to Wissam Al Mana in 2012, we haven’t seen or heard much from the Jackson goddess.
That all changed on June 15, when she announced plans to kick off her 2015 Unbreakable World Tour on August 31, in Vancouver, BC. One week later she released her first single in 6 years, “No Sleeep” (listen below), with the rest of her new album to drop in Fall of 2015. Just yesterday, she added additional dates to the Unbreakable tour, bringing the number of tour dates to more than 60 — from Miami to Nashville to Vegas. That’s crazy!
Wow, that’s a lot of news from Janet and we’re stoked. She’s one of the R&B world’s most respected powerhouses and the 2015 Unbreakable Tour is going to be nothing less than spectacular. That being said, we’ve broken down 5 solid reasons you should head out and see Janet when she passes through town. Find the best Janet Jackson ticket prices around in the Razorgator App. Plus, you get free instant delivery, so why wait?
1. In her career, she has sold over 100 million albums.
100 million? That’s insane, but we’re honestly not surprised. Anything less than that wouldn’t do her justice. She’s a rhythm warrior queen. Her 1993 album janet. leads the way with more than 20 million copies sold worldwide. In addition to huge albums sales, Janet’s 27 top 10 singles ties her with Mariah Carey and Elton John for fifth all-time: “Miss You Much,” “Escapade,” “That’s the Way Love Goes,” “All for You,” and “Together Again,” to name a few.
2. Jennifer Lopez got her start as one of Janet’s back up dancers.
She also has a cameo in Janet’s video for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” She’s got an eye for talent and that shows in the caliber of concert she puts on. Janet’s concerts have been so good in fact that she has reportedly earned more than $450 million just from her concerts. And come on, we owe her a giant thank you for blessing the pop world with Jenny from the block. Convinced yet?
3. Janet rejected a role in the 1999 film, “The Matrix” because it would prevent her from touring.
That’s crazy dedication to her art. But honestly, how awesome would have that been? It would have been like the “Rhythm Nation” video times a million. Neo would have been lucky to have her.
4. She never seems to age and neither does her ground-breaking sense of style.
Her husband is super stylish as well. Here they are heading into the Nobu restaurant in Milan. What a power couple. Can we crash? People recently noted that she “looks unchanged from her ‘Rhythm Nation’ days” while accepting the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award at the BET Awards. And US WEEKLY profiled her “5 most memorable looks.”
5. Her new single, “No Sleeep” is FIRE.
It’s moody, it’s got a killer beat, it’s everything we want to listen to this summer. Seriously, we’ve been getting no sleeep because…it’s that good. In only two weeks, “No Sleeep” has already climbed to the top 10 on three different Billboard charts: Hot R&B, Urban AC, and R&B/Hip Hop Digital.
At this point, there’s no reason for you NOT to head out and experience Janet’s Unbreakable tour live.
And before we go, we’ll leave with a “Janet Jam Session” playlist…just in case you weren’t already ready to rock out