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Janet Jackson Earns $13 Million in Las Vegas With 'Metamorphosis'

Janet Jackson
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Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on Sept. 29, 2018 in New York City. 

After a brisk run at Las Vegas’ Park Theater, Janet Jackson impacts the Hot Tours tally dated Aug. 31.

Her Metamorphosis residency played its second and final leg from July 24 through Aug. 17, adding $8.9 million to its total gross, according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. Altogether, the 2019 residency grossed $13 million and sold 76,813 tickets.

Metamorphosis positions Ms. Jackson in the middle of a career upswing, averaging $722,000 and over 4,000 tickets per night. Her 2011 Number Ones Tour marked the quietest trek of her career, playing theaters around the U.S. after several arena tours in the 1990s and early 2000s. Since then, she has adjusted ticket prices and returned to sold out arena and amphitheaters. Jackson’s Vegas shows further improve upon the 2015 Unbreakable Tour ($626,000/night) and 2017-19 State of the World Tour ($559,000/night), up from 2011’s $450,000 average.

That pacing places the legendary singer (and dancer, songwriter, producer, and actress) among the biggest Vegas performers of this decade, ahead of Celine Dion’s $704,000 opening pace (2011), Britney Spears’ $679,000 (2013) and the Backstreet Boys’ $593,000 (2017). Metamorphosis only ran for 18 dates, making it significantly less forceful run than Dion’s 427 and Spears’ 248, but sets Jackson up well for a healthy run of upcoming fall dates in Australia (Nov. 8-17) and Hawaii (Nov. 20-21).

Jackson has achieved seven No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 and ten No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 throughout her four-decade career. She bulldozed through the 1980s and 90s, eventually named Billboard’s No. 2 artist of the 90s, and the Billboard Hot 100’s No. 7 artist of all time.

See below for the full Hot Tours recap, featuring the Backstreet Boys, The Rolling Stones, and the final dates of P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour.

 HOT TOURS - AUG. 31, 2019
 Ranked by Gross, Compiled from Boxscores reported Aug. 20 - 26
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue, City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
1The Rolling Stones
 Aug. 1 - 5
 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. (2/2)
 104,964 (104,964)
2Ed Sheeran
 Aug. 2 - 11
 Messeglande, Hanover, Germany (1/2)
 Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik, Iceland (1/2)
 175,368 (205,363)
3Backstreet Boys
 May 27 - June 25
 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany (1/1)
 Stadthalle, Wein, Austria (0/1)
 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany (1/1)
 Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden (0/1)
 Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway (1/1)
 Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden (1/1)
 Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, Finland (0/1)
 Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark (0/1)
 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland (0/1)
 Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, England (0/1)
 Lanxess Arena, Koln, Germany (1/1)
 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland (1/1)
 O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic (1/1)
 Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland (0/1)
 Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary (0/1)
 187,631 (189,508)
4John Mayer
 Aug. 2 - 15
 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich. (0/1)
 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (0/1)
 Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wis. (0/1)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/1)
 Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. (1/1)
 State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Ga. (1/1)
 Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind. (0/1)
 United Center, Chicago (0/2)
 121,825 (128,944)
5Janet Jackson
 July 24 - Aug. 17
 Park Theater, Las Vegas, Nev. (3/12)
 51,875 (62,398)
 Aug. 16 - 19
 NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (1/1)
 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ont. (2/2)
 47,225 (47,225)
7Chris Young
 June 13 - Aug. 17
 Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, N.Y. (0/1)
 XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (0/1)
 XFINITY Theatre, Hartford, Conn. (0/1)
 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa. (0/1)
 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (0/1)
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (0/1)
 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (0/1)
 Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, Rogers, Ark. (0/1)
 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas, Texas (0/1)
 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (0/1)
 North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, Calif. (0/1)
 FivePoint Amphitheater, Irvine, Calif. (1/1)
 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque, N.M. (0/1)
 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, Ariz. (0/1)
 MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas (0/1)
 176,629 (266,894)
8Train & Goo Goo Dolls
 Aug. 1 - 17
 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa. (0/1)
 CMAC Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, N.Y. (0/1)
 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (0/1)
 Tanglewood, Lenox, Mass. (0/1)
 Musikfest, Bethlehem, Pa. (0/1)
 KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. (0/1)
 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md. (0/1)
 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (0/1)
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/1)
 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (0/1)
 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J. (0/1)
 XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (0/1)
 148,061 (196,561)
9My Morning Jacket
 Aug. 2 - 10
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (2/2)
 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, N.Y. (1/1)
 Forest Hills Stadium, New York (0/1)
 31,169 (34,609)
10Iron Maiden
 Aug. 5 - 7
 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec (0/1)
 Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec (0/1)
 27,412 (29,322)