Janet Jackson

  1. No Janet Jackson at Indiana State Fair, Maroon 5 Plan Benefit Show

    August 15, 2011 5:10 PM EDT There will be no Janet Jackson or Lady Antebellum concerts at the Indiana State Fair this week. Fair officials announced Monday that both have been canceled in the wake of the tragedy at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand on Saturday, when a hulk of s ...

  2. Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Drake, Chaka Khan Light Up Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony

    June 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT Garth Brooks (left) and Billy Joel teamed up for "Shameless" at the annual Songwriter Hall of Fame ceremony (Photo: Getty) NEW YORK -- The annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony always makes for a remarkable evening. It's an unusu ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  5. Ciara: Touring More Important than Record Sales

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST When Ciara was churning out chart-topping singles like "One, Two Step" and "Like a Boy," she appeared to be on the verge of superstardom, drawing some comparisons to Janet Jackson and the late Aaliyah. But since the initial pla ...

  6. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV (Night 2)

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Congratulations to "American Idol" Season Nine champ Lee DeWyze - not since Kelly Clarkson won in the first season has a winner seemed so totally blown away by taking home the title. Lee's astonishment was there for all to see on TV ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 'This Is It' Becomes Michael Jackson's Sixth No. 1 Album

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" claims the fifth-biggest sales week for an album this year as it debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200—the King of Pop's sixth chart-topping album . . . Additionally, it's Jackson's own b ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Jackson Tribute To Kick Off MTV Music Video Awards

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Before MTV settles into its annual teenybopper party known as the Video Music Awards, the ceremony will have a tender moment. Janet Jackson will kick off the show Sunday night with a tribute to her late brother. Michael Jackson's death on Jun ...

  14. Mariah Carey Returns To Hot 100 Top 10

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Obsessed," Mariah Carey leaps over the top 10 hurdle as the song breaks through to No. 7. "Obsessed" spent the last three weeks at No. 11, just shy of the top tally, but jumps to ...

  15. Janet Jackson To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson At MTV VMAs

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson will open this year's MTV Video Music Awards with a tribute to her brother Michael, who passed away in June. The special appearance is said to honor and celebrate Michael Jackson's life and career. Michael Jackson has had a ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Court Sends Janet Jackson Case Back For Review

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. The high court on Monday directed the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of ...

  18. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  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. Janet Jackson Cancels Missed Shows

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Janet Jackson won't be rockin' any rescheduled tour dates. The 42-year-old singer is not choreographing any makeup dates for the seven "Rock Witchu" tour performances that were initially postponed because of her illness "d ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Janet Out Of Hospital, Postpones Two Shows

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson was released from a Montreal hospital just two hours after she arrived, a spokeswoman for the facility said yesterday (Sept. 30), but it was still not clear why she was admitted. The 42-year-old singer became "suddenly ill" ...

  25. Janet Jackson Hospitalized In Montreal

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson "got suddenly ill" during soundcheck for her show at the Bell Centre Montreal last night (Sept. 29) and was rushed to a hospital, according to a statement from her publicist. The show was postponed. Jackson is under observa ...

  26. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Hitmakers On The Road

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at the Hot 100 since the 1950s shows a link between chart performance and touring muscle, although hits have been no guarantee of touring success. The artists with the most overall Hot 100 Number One hits are only infrequently among the wor ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Janet Dethrones Jack To Top Billboard 200

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dislodging Jack Johnson from the top after a three-week reign, Janet Jackson's "Discipline" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Island Def Jam set moved 181,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, becoming the ar ...

  33. Janet's In Control of Billboard 200 With Sixth No. 1 Album

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST For the sixth time in her career, Janet Jackson earns a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "Discipline" debuts with 181,000. She's now in second place among female artists for the most No. 1 albums (tied with Madonna ) behind Barb ...

  34. Blue Equity Acquires Mgmt. Company For Jackson, Carter

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Private equity firm Blue Equity, LLC is broadening its scope with the acquisition of Management Group International, a entertainment management company that represents clients like Janet Jackson and Nick Carter. Former owner of MGI, Kenneth Crear, ...

  35. Alicia Keys Returns to No. 1, 'Juno' Jumps

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys' "As I Am" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 while the soundtrack to "Juno" jumps into the top three with a 78% gain in sales ... Last week's chart-topper, Radiohead's "In Rainbows," sli ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. The Billboard Q&A: Jermaine Dupri

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of taking Atlanta's snap scene mainstream with Dem Franchize Boyz and recrafting Mariah Carey's stale stardom into the multiplatinum, worldwide success that was "The Emancipation of Mimi," Jermaine Dupri recently b ...

  38. 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. ...

  39. EMI, Yahoo! Strike Video Content Deal

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has inked a pan-European video agreement allowing consumers to watch its promos on Yahoo! Music. As a result of the deal, announced today (Dec. 11), Yahoo! Music will enable European computer users free access to videos from EMI Music ar ...

  40. BMA Rehearsals: Mary J. Belts It Out, Janet Jams

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson got rehearsals for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards off to a rousing start Saturday (Dec. 2) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Blige nailed her vocals for a medley of two songs from her smash hit album &quo ...

  41. 2006 Billboard Music Awards Preview

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST The past 12 months have been particularly good for one Canadian rock band, three Nashville upstarts, a once-imprisoned Southern rapper and an R&B diva in the throes of a major comeback. Now, Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, T.I. and Mary J. Blige ar ...

  42. Janet, Fergie, Killers To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will which will air live on Fox Dec. 4. Janet Jackson, Fergie and the Killers are the first acts confirmed to perform at the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live on Fox Dec. 4 from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Celine D ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. EMI Takes H1 Hit

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major blames album release roll-out. Despite strong performances from the likes of Janet Jackson, Hikaru Utada, Chingy and Bob Seger, EMI Group said today (Oct. 16) it anticipated a drop in first-half revenue. Total revenues for the six-months end ...

  45. EMI Takes H1 Hit

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite strong performances from the likes of Janet Jackson, Hikaru Utada, Chingy and Bob Seger, EMI Group said today (Oct. 16) it anticipated a drop in first-half revenue. Despite strong performances from the likes of Janet Jackson, Hikaru Utada, ...

  46. Ludacris Scores Third No. 1 With 'Release Therapy'

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a week featuring debuts in the first four slots of The Billboard 200, Ludacris' "Release Therapy" bows at No. 1 with 309,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The DTP/Def Jam effort is the ra In a week featuring debuts in t ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 ...

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