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The official line up for this year’s 2020 Essence Music fest has officially been announced. This year the legend Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars have been confirmed to headline the 2020 fest. Other performers include Janelle Monae, Summer Walker, Ari Lennox, Patti Labelle, June’s Diary, and Swizz Beatz. Check out the full line up below.

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Janet Jackson is gearing up to hit the road again. This morning the music icon announces her new North American “Black Diamond World Tour.” The new tour June 24 in Miami, The tour will feature all-new production and new music from her first album in over four years, Black Diamond, set for release this year.

“I’ve heard all your wishes and I’m working on my new album and going on a new World Tour this summer titled ‘Black Diamond,’” tweeted Jackson. “I’m so excited to share this new era with you.” Check out the dates below.

Black Diamond World Tour Dates
June 24 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
June 26 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
June 27 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
June 29 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
July 1 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 3 – New Orleans, LA – Essence Festival
July 5 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
July 7 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
July 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
July 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
July 12 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
July 14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
July 17 – Nashantucket, CT – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 18 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 21 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
July 22 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
July 24 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
July 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Music Festival
July 27 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 28 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
July 31 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Aug. 1 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Aug. 3 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Aug. 5 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Aug. 7 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Aug. 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
Aug. 10 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
Aug. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Aug. 15 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Aug. 17 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Aug. 18 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
Aug. 20 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Aug. 22 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Aug. 23 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

Last night Janet Jackson made a guest appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show where she talked about her new tour, album, motherhood and more.

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Janet Jackson is finally heading to Vegas! Yesterday the music legend announced her new Vegas residency “Metamorphosis.” Janet’s headlining residency will launch at Park Theater at Park MGM resort in Las Vegas this summer. The first of 15 shows have been announced, starting May 17, with dates throughout July, and running through Aug. 10.

The show will celebrate Janet’s 30th-anniversary celebration of her historic album Rhythm Nation. “Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood, and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey.” Tickets, which start at $79, go on sale to the general public on March 2 at 10 a.m. PST.

Janet Jackson Metamorphosis Dates

May 17
May 18
May 21
May 22
May 25
May 26
July 24
July 26
July 27
July 31
August 2
August 3
August 7
August 9
August 10

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This is one honor that was way overdue! Janet Jackson will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The music icon joins the list of 2019 inductees including Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. The official announcement was made today.

Janet tweeted about the exciting news this morning saying “Thank you Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” said Jackson. “I am truly honored and I am happy to be in there with my brothers.” Janet was previously nominated for this award back in 2016 and 2017, but 2018 proved to be Janet’s year as she finally set for the coveted Hall.

The 34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It will be broadcast on HBO as well as SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio.

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Janet Jackson made history again during the Billboard Music Awards as the first black woman to receive the Icon Award during last night show in Las Vegas. After being introduced by Bruno Mars, the music Icon hit the stage to perform her hit song Nasty. The fun didn’t stop there as Janet and her dancers lead into a quick dance breakdown of “If” before closing out the show with her 1993 hit Throb.

After giving us a little of what we can expect on tour, Janet accepted the Icon Award and delivered a powerful speech. “My prayer is that weary of such noise, we turn back to the source of all calmness. That source is God. Everything we lack, God has in abundance. Compassion, sensitivity, patience, and a boundless love.

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Janet Jackson has given her all to her music career since it began and now, the Icon will receive the prestigious Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Awards on May 20th. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, Janet will also make her first televised performance in nine years during the award show.

The Billboard stage won’t be the only one Janet will grace this summer. This year, she will headline several events, including Essence Fest, Panorama, and Outside Lands. The Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 20 at 8 p.m.

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ESSENCE wants you to grab your squad and plan your trip as it announces its exhilarating initial talent line-up for the 2018 ESSENCE Festival, taking place July 5-8 in New Orleans. The nightly concert series keeps the spotlight on women, featuring electrifying headline performances from Janet Jackson; Mary J. Blige; a headline set featuring Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, with special guests Snoop Dogg and many others in a special curation by The Roots; Xscape; Fantasia and Miguel. *Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

So far Essence has announced some of their headlining acts that include: Janet Jackson; Mary J. Blige; Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, along with Snoop Dogg and more in a special curation by The Roots; 112; Daniel Caesar; D-Nice; Doug E. Fresh’s Legends of Hip-Hop Show featuring Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee and more; DVSN; Fantasia; H.E.R.; Idris Elba; Kelela; Kelly Price’s For The Love of R&B featuring Dave Hollister and Vaughn Willis; Kevin Ross; MAJOR.; Mali Music; Marsha Ambrosius; MC Lyte; Miguel; Mykia Jovan; Ro James; Teddy Riley’s New Jack Swing Experience featuring Wreckx-n-Effect, Blackstreet and Guy; The Read’s Kid Fury and Crissle; VICTORY, Xscape and many more to be announced soon.

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Just yesterday as today’s hottest celebrities were walking down the red carpet showing off their Avant-garde outfits for the 2017 MetBall, Janet Jackson made a special announcement on her official twitter page.In the new video announcement Janet explained that the rumors of her separation from her husband Wissam Al Mana is in fact true.

Not only that but Ms. Jackson also will be hitting the road again for her “State of the World Tour.” Making up for the postponed “Unbreakable Tour” — which was put on hold so she could have her baby — the “State of the World Tour” is set to hit 56 cities this year, starting Sept. 7 in Lafayette, La. And new music could also be on the way. According to a press release, the jaunt is set to feature past hits along with “soon-to-be-released new tracks.” Jackson’s last album was 2015’s Unbreakable. Check out the video and tour dates below.

Sept. 7 – Lafayette, LA – Cajundome**
Sept. 9 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sept. 10 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
Sept. 13 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Sept. 14 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Sept. 16 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
Sept. 17 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Sept. 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena**
Sept. 23 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Sept. 24 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center**
Sept. 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena**
Sept. 27 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Sept. 29 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Oct. 1 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino**
Oct. 3 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center**
Oct. 5 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Oct. 7 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center**
Oct. 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 14 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center**
Oct. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena
Oct. 19 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Oct. 21 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 22 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
Oct. 25 – Moline, IL – iWireless Center
Oct. 26 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Oct. 28 – Toledo, OH – The Huntington Center
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena**
Nov. 1 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena**
Nov. 2 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre**
Nov. 4 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center**
Nov. 5 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Nov. 7 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
Nov. 8 – Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
Nov. 10 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
Nov. 11 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Nov. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Nov. 16 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Nov. 18 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Nov. 19 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Nov. 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 28 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Nov. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Dec. 1 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Dec. 3 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 4 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena**
Dec. 6 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum**
Dec. 7 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena**
Dec. 9 – Birmingham, Al – The BJCC
Dec. 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Dec. 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Dec. 14 – Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Scope Arena
Dec. 16 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Dec. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena

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With weeks of teasing with GIFs of her new black and white video over the last week, Janet Jackson took today to unleashed her visual “”Dammn Baby.” The second single to be lifted off the singer recent album Unbreakable.

Janet has a lot to celebrate,just two weeks shy of turning 50, Janet Jackson announced that she and her husband are expecting her first child. Check out the video below.