Janet Jackson

  1. Will Beyonce Beat Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Record?

    February 02, 2013 8:00 AM EST At this point, we're wondering whether there was actually more upside to Beyonce's recent national-anthem controversy than downside. Not only did she handle the situation with hater-flattening aplomb , her promise of a live performance ...

  2. James Dolan, Head of Cablevision and MSG, on Making Music, Competing With Barclays, Irving Azoff's Management and More

    October 09, 2012 12:32 PM EDT CEO/Rocker: James Dolan, chairman/president/CEO of Cablevision and Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, Inc. with his band JD and the Straight Shot. (Photo: George Kalinsky) Below is an excerpt from the Up Front story "6 Questions Wit ...

  3. Madonna Officially Playing Super Bowl Halftime

    December 05, 2011 7:30 AM EST After months of speculation, Madonna has officially been named as the performer at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show. The NFL and NBC made the announcement during the network's "Sunday Night Football" matchup between the New Orleans ...

  4. Janet Jackson Cancels Shows To Be With Family During Conrad Murray Trial

    October 24, 2011 7:25 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los A ...

  5. Janet Jackson Signs Film Production Deal with Lionsgate

    March 16, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Janet Jackson is becoming a movie producer. The performer-actress has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to select, develop and produce a feature film for the independent studio. Jackson has a thriving music career-she's currently on wor ...

  6. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1990

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST 'FOREVER' MORE Twenty years ago this week, Paula Abdul truly was an "American idol," leading both the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Billboard 200 album chart. In the Billboard issue dated Feb. 10, 1990, Abdul spent a ...

  7. Adam Lambert: I'm A Performer, Not A Babysitter

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Adam Lambert admits he got carried away with his sexually charged American Music Awards performance, but he's offering no apology. The glam rocker from "American Idol" said on "The Early Show" that his performance would no ...

  8. Janet Jackson To Appear On ABC One-Hour Special

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST ABC has booked a prime-time interview with Janet Jackson, expected to be her first lengthy television interview since her brother Michael's death. ABC's Robin Roberts will interview Jackson at her California home for an hour-long special ...

  9. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song After MTV VMA Performance

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  10. Janet Jackson Premieres New Song, "Make Me," After VMAs

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single ...

  11. Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today, though there are stil ...

  12. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  13. Mystery Surrounds Michael Jackson's Sudden Death

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT One day after Michael Jackson's sudden death, speculation was already turning on Friday to what killed the 50-year-old "King of Pop" just weeks before his long-awaited series of comeback concerts. Jackson, a former child star who be ...

  14. Full Coverage: Pop Icon Michael Jackson Dies

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jackson Memorial Ends With Star's Kids On Stage July 07, 2009 An emotional public memorial for Michael Jackson has concluded in Los Angeles. Facebook Flooded With Jackson Updates July 07, 2009 The King of Pop is more popular than the leader o ...

  15. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  16. Michael Jackson Concerts Face Legal Challenge

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A music promoter has sued to stop Michael Jackson from performing in London this year, claiming his appearances would violate a prior contract. New Jersey-based AllGood Entertainment Inc contends in the lawsuit filed in federal court in New York i ...

  17. Michael Jackson Concerts May Face Legal Challenge

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A music promoter plans to sue to block Michael Jackson from performing in London this year, claiming that a contract signed by the "king of pop" prevents him from giving a concert until July 2010, the head of the promotion company said o ...

  18. Michael Jackson Sues Auction House For Sale Plans

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson sued an auction house Wednesday to halt the scheduled sale of thousands of his personal possessions, an action the firm says caught it completely off-guard. The King of Pop's company, MJJ Productions, filed a lawsuit in Los An ...

  19. Live Nation: No Janet Deal In The Works

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Despite rampant speculation to the contrary, Live Nation has not signed a multi-rights or long term deal with Janet Jackson, according to a company spokesperson. Multiple online reports the past few days have stated that Jackson has likely followe ...

  20. LL Cool J Quits As Opening Act For Jackson's Tour

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In another setback on her "Rock Witchu" tour, Janet Jackson has lost her opening act: LL Cool J. The rapper's publicity firm announced Monday that he has dropped out as the headliner for Jackson because of unnamed scheduling conflic ...

  21. Janet Resuming Tour After Battling Vertigo

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson is returning to her "Rock Witchu" tour and -- finally -- revealing the mystery illness that led her to cancel a string of concerts. Following two weeks of scrapped shows, Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour tonight (Oc ...

  22. Janet Delays Three More Shows Due To Illness

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson has postponed three more shows because of an undisclosed illness. Her publicist said in an e-mail late Saturday that Jackson was postponing a Saturday show in Greensboro, N.C., one on Sunday in Atlanta and a third on Tuesday in Fort ...

  23. Janet Jackson Parts Ways With Island Def Jam

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After just 14 months on Island Def Jam, Janet Jackson announced today (Sept. 22) her departure from the label. According to Jackson's publicist, the label agreed to dissolve their relationship with the artist at her request. After a long stin ...

  24. Music Publicist Patti Webster Pens Book

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Patti S. Webster, CEO of W&W Public Relations, has written her first book: “It Happened in Church: Stories of Humor from the Pulpit to the Pews.” Webster, whose client roster includes Patti LaBelle, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Dupri and actress Ha ...

  25. T-Pain Named Top Songwriter at BMI Urban Awards

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With eight songs on BMI's most-performed list, songwriter/artist T-Pain was honored earlier this evening (Sept. 4) as the performing rights organization's songwriter of the year. The presentation took place during BMI's annual Urban ...

  26. Court Tosses FCC Fine Of CBS Over Janet Jackson Flash

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. appeals court on Monday overturned a decision to fine CBS Corp. television stations $550,000 for airing a brief breast flash by pop singer Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit s ...

  27. Janet Jackson Dances With Randy Jackson

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" will incorporate the music of Janet Jackson on July 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. The dance crews will be asked to choreograph to songs from Jackson's library including "Con ...

  28. Update: Janet Jackson Dissatisfied With New Album Promo

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson has aired her frustrations with Island Def Jam, whom she claims is no longer supporting her label debut, "Discipline." The album has sold 392,000 copies in the United States since its February release, according to Nielsen ...

  29. Janet Jackson Kicking Off Tour In September

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Though going out on tour means connecting with fans, it can also mean long hours, high stress, and sleepless nights. Janet Jackson says she's looking forward to all of it. "I love all of that, all of that pressure, I really do," Jac ...

  30. New Janet Jackson Album Due In February

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson's as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will be released in February. The artist is also prepping a worldwide tour to promote the follow-up to 2006's "20 Y.O." In addition, Jackson has signed with the Wil ...

  31. SUPER BOWL SONG DAY

    October 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Big Winner On Feb. 3 May Not Be On The Field The Halftime Hero: Tom Petty Even in these post-wardrobe-malfunction times, the performer at the Super Bowl's halftime show stands to see a jump in sales afterward. Last year, "The Very Be ...

  32. Dupri: Janet Jackson Inks With Island Urban

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson has followed her boyfriend Jermaine Dupri from Virgin to Island Def Jam, Billboard.biz has learned. "She's on Island, but it's more or less [Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid's] project," Dupri says. ...

  33. Dupri To Be Named Island Urban President

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Industry sources have confirmed for Billboard that Universal Music Group will tomorrow announce (Feb. 7) Jermaine Dupri as president of urban music for Island Records. Dupri stepped down as president of urban music at Virgin in October 2006. At Vi ...

  34. Confirmed: Dupri Exits Virgin

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Became head of urban at the label last year. Jermaine Dupri—superproducer, rapper, and the boyfriend of Janet Jackson—has confirmed to Associated Press that he has quit as a top executive at Jackson's label, Virgin Records, amid disappointing ...

  35. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  36. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  37. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  38. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  39. THE HOLIDAY HIT PARADE

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The avalanche of upcoming releases from superstars like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and Janet Jackson could make for one of the biggest fourth quarters in quite some time. But is it an embarrassment o The avalanche of upcoming releases from superst ...

  40. Fans To Create New Janet Album Covers

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT '20 Years Old' is due Sept. 26. Janet Jackson is turning over the artwork for her upcoming album, "20 Years Old," to fans via a contest with Yahoo! Music. Beginning today (July 18) at noon PST, fans can download 33 images of Ja ...

  41. Janet Tunes Leaked

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music two years old. That new Janet Jackson music making the rounds on the Internet is apparently not as new as you might think... The pop superstar, who is working on a new album, says someone has leaked songs she recorded at least two years ago ...

  42. Janet Gets New Managers

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson has signed with Wright Crear Management. The Virgin Records artist joins a roster that includes rapper Chingy and pop act the Backstreet Boys. LOS ANGELES -- Janet Jackson has signed with Wright Crear Management. The Virgin Records a ...

  43. Janet's 'SNL' Appearance Gets High Ratings

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two months removed from her infamous breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson made another big splash on network television over the weekend, earning NBC's "Saturday Night Two months removed from her infamous ...

  44. Usher Holds Off Janet Atop Billboard 200

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's new album is off to a strong start, but it fails to expose any weakness in fellow R&B artist Usher. Jackson's "Damita Jo" (Virgin) enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2, behind Usher's Janet Jackson ...

  45. Justin Timberlake No Longer 'Motown 45' Host

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Citing a scheduling conflict, Justin Timberlake has bowed out as co-host of ABC-TV's upcoming "Motown 45" special. "Motown 45" executive producer Jeff Margolis said in a statement that Timberlake "gla Citing a schedul ...

  46. Jackson Class-Action Suit Withdrawn

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-action lawsuit against Janet Jackson and others over the singer's breast-baring incident during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1. A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-a ...

  47. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appearance during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1 may swiftly move into the courtroom. LOS ANGELES-- The flap over Janet Jackson's nationally televised breast-baring appe ...

  48. Dupri Resigns As Recording Academy Chapter Prez

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Claims Janet Jackson is victim of "double standard." Claims Janet Jackson is victim of "double standard." News Janet Jackson ...

  49. Janet, Justin, CBS, MTV Hit With Lawsuit

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a federal class-action suit against Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, CBS, MTV and the networks' corporate parent, Viacom, over Jackson's breast-baring performance A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a ...

  50. FCC Chairman 'Outraged' Over Superbowl Halftime

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell has called for "an immediate investigation" of an incident during the MTV-produced half-time show at last night's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl in Houst Federal Communications Commissi ...

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