In the past, people may be under the impression that Janet Jackson is just the female counterpart of her late brother, the King of Pop himself, though in countless of times she has proven such a notion wrong and just downright ignorant. After releasing her second greatest hits collection, “Number Ones” on November 17, 2009, she is continuing on with her tour in support of this album. Her “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” tour is her sixth concert tour, which is held in promotion of her double-disc album with thirty-three hit singles spawned from her studio albums. With still so much to show at the age of 45, this American singer-songwriter already generated over fifteen million dollars from her on-going tour, which grabbed the 45th spot in Pollstar’s Top 50 Worldwide Tour (Mid-Year).
With the success of her rather thorny previous tour, “Rock Witchu Tour” in 2008, she decided to perform songs that made it high into the charts over the years. Unlike her preceding concert, which had many complications due to overpowering influences resulting in cancelled tour dates, Janet made sure this concert would be her largest yet still very intimate world tour. Though she is not targeting to get the widest audience, she makes sure each tour location would get the chance to fully experience her performances in the best way possible. Aside from singing songs that have surely been engraved to each of her fan’s hearts, she would also be giving out an autographed copy of her compilation album “Number Ones” and her own book “True You”, which topped the “The New York Times” Best Seller List the month after it was released this year, to one fan in each city she performs. With a total of 79 shows all over the world, she has shows in various continents such as Europe, Australia, North America, Africa and Asia.
As the voice behind the sexually provocative, wispy and innovative singles, “All for You,”, “That’s the Way Love Goes”, “Together Again” and “Nasty”, Janet has been considered one of the most best-selling artists in contemporary times. She sold more than 100 million records, with 26 million certified albums, and such records made her the eleventh best-selling female artists in the United States as listed by RIAA. She is also known to be a very lively performer on stage, encompassing a wide range of genres including hip-hop, pop, dance, rock, R&B, soul and disco music, among many others.
Janet is well known to be the record holder of the most successful debut concert by a recording artist, with the “Rhythm Nation Tour” back in 1990. She continues to hold to this title, with Janet Jackson tickets selling very well for her remaining tour dates this year. Fans all over the world should not miss this spell-binding, once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Queen of Pop, as she revisits the many high points in her career through song.