Janet Jackson Pauses Production On ‘Unbreakable World Tour’

Published: Wednesday 29th Jul 2015 by Sam
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Family first.

It’s an age old adage and one Janet Jackson is adhering to following the hospitalization of her 87-year-old father.

Full story below…

As reported, Joe Jackson, was admitted to hospital this week after suffering a stroke and three heart attacks while celebrating his birthday in Brazil.

And though the Jackson family patriarch is recovering well (and has since regained his sight, which was temporarily impaired due to a burst artery in his eye), Janet and a number of her siblings have halted personal plans so as to head out to support him in Sao Paulo.

According to E!, the ‘No Sleeep’ songstress has temporarily paused production on her hotly anticipated ‘Unbreakable World Tour’ to make the trip.

Currently set to kick off August 31st in Vancouver, it’ll be interesting to see if there’s any movement with the start date in light of recent developments.

More than anything, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the Jackson clan. Here’s wishing Joe a speedy recovery.

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  1. sips tea July 29, 2015

    i wonder if she’s going 2 cancel da tour now?

    • Rihanna is the queen of Rnb July 29, 2015

      Of course she is . Ain’t nobody want to see her . Everyone waiting on Rihanna

      • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

        Pressed biitch

      • Shady81 July 29, 2015

        But your required user name is just all types of wrong Rihanna Queen of R&B HaHa! #IJustCan’t.

      • SMH July 29, 2015

        Is that why her tour is basically sold out while rihanna is still waiting for a hit? Sit down before you make yourself look even more stupid.

      • gina July 29, 2015

        rihanna who?

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

      No she wont

    • whut July 29, 2015

      No, of course she’s not going to cancel. Tour production is still ongoing, it was never halted. E! just assumed it was because she went to be with her father.

  2. Casual-T July 29, 2015

    Yes, family always come first. 2300 Jackson Street . . .

    • Rihanna is the queen of Rnb July 29, 2015

      Suck my D

      • Nami July 29, 2015

        Shut Up

  3. Well… July 29, 2015

    Actually, the production is still going, Janet’s just not there.

  4. Lake Erie July 29, 2015

    FAMILY FIRST INDEED.

  5. Regina George July 29, 2015

    Totally understandable. Even if she were still doing things regarding production herself, her mind would totally be elsewhere due to worrying about her father. Prayers up! FAMILY FIRST!

  6. Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) July 29, 2015

    Family first

  7. Rihanna’s biggest fan July 29, 2015

    Sam you are so unprofessional why is that you constantly slander Rihanna and the delay of her album but when another artist delays a project it’s okay?

    Completely unprofessional learn how to properly be an entertainment blogger without looking like a pressed mad idiot

  8. Rihanna is the queen of Rnb July 29, 2015

    Is she really delaying cos of her dad ( which I hope she is) or cos of low ticket sales ?

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

      Biitch!! Eat it!! She sold out by now!!

      News
      Inside Janet Jackson’s Comeback Gamble and the Hurdle of the ‘Aging Diva’ Stereotype

      By Melinda Newman, and Gail Mitchell
      July 23, 2015 | 10:30am EDT
      [Image] Full Size Image

      Time can be cruel to the female pop star rounding 50. No matter how little her talent might diminish, under the spotlight’s glare, critics gleefully count ­wrinkles and listen for pitchy vocals in a way that rarely happens with male artists. Just ask Madonna, 56, or 45-year-old Mariah Carey, whose journeys into middle age have been ­challenging at best. Britney Spears, 33, Jennifer Lopez, 46, Celine Dion, 47, and Shania Twain, 49, already have taken the Vegas route. (Granted, Cher at 69 seems immune, but she’s the exception to most rules.) Can Janet Jackson, at 49, avoid the syndrome?

      She’s off to a strong start. Since a May 16 online tease of “new music, new world tour, a new movement,” Jackson has rapidly reeled off news about the launch of her own Rhythm Nation Records (a worldwide partnership with BMG), her first studio album in seven years and the initial two legs of a world tour, starting Aug. 31.

      Jackson’s new single, “No Sleeep,” rose to No. 5 in its second week on Billboard’s Adult R&B airplay chart — her first top five hit on that tally in 11 years — and the song will get added sizzle when the album version, featuring red-hot rapper J. Cole, goes to radio on July 23. But most of all, her 65-date Unbreakable Tour is selling tickets at a blazing clip. According to promoter Live Nation, 88 percent of the tickets on the trek’s first leg (Aug. 31 to Nov. 15) were purchased two weeks after going on sale; nearly 80 percent of the tickets for the second leg (Jan. 12 to March 9) were gone in two days.

      Janet Jackson & J. Cole Team Up for ‘No Sleeep’ Remix: Exclusive

      After a long lukewarm period, it seems the world wants Janet Jackson back. Still, by diva standards, the Janet rollout has had a relatively low profile so far. Why? “I think there’s a desperation to a lot of the older divas,” says Jon Cohen, evp of recorded music at BMG US. “They’ve got to hit it out of the park. With Janet, if she doesn’t put out a cross-format smash right out of the box, people think it isn’t a success, but that’s not it. This was completely calculated.”

      Indeed, initial talk of a “multiple Janet projects occurring simultaneously” goes back at least to 2010, according to one source who was working with Jackson at the time. Back then, she was managed by Kenneth Crear and it seemed that new music was imminent, having built up “so much good will” over the years that “you just had to mention her name, it didn’t even have to be anything of substance, and people would go ape-s—t.”

      But then, following a 2011 No. 1s tour, Jackson effectively pulled a vanishing act, ­marrying Qatari ­billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and shelving those very endeavors for what, to longtime fans, seemed like an eternity. Enter Kathy Ireland. The model/­businesswoman took a vested interest in Jackson’s career through Sterling/Winters, Jackson’s ­management company, which is owned by Kathy Ireland Worldwide and run by ­president/COO Stephen Roseberry. Sharing management duties are Jaime Mendoza and Jessica Davenport of JDJ Entertainment, who, as a group, negotiated with BMG to lock down a recording budget for Jackson (to the tune of at least $500,000, according to an insider) along with a sizable marketing spend.

      Hot 100 Chart Moves: Janet Jackson Returns With 40th Career Hit, ‘No Sleeep’

      Alternative financing models are becoming the norm even for heritage artists once used to grandiose paydays. Jackson herself landed a record-breaking $32 million deal with Virgin Records in 1991. Nine years later, Carey commanded an $80 ­million contract for four albums. But Carey signed to Epic earlier this year for a more modest advance of $2 million, according to sources. Speaking to Billboard in May, Epic chairman L.A. Reid laid out the lay of the land: For Carey “to even be on the radio at this point in her career is a huge accomplishment,” he said. “Because radio doesn’t cater to veteran artists or legends. Radio caters to in-the-moment stars.”

      So what is a Janet Jackson album worth in 2015? She’s one of the most successful artists in pop history, having sold some 20 million albums in the SoundScan era, which began five years after her 1986 breathrough, Control. During that time, she’s also notched 10 Hot 100 No. 1s (through 2001) and 27 top 10 singles overall, tying her with Carey and Elton John. Her last album, 2008’s Discipline, has moved a respectable but hardly blockbuster 456,000 units, according to Nielsen Music. Her Number Ones package released in 2009, meanwhile, has moved 273,000 units.

      BMG, which is ­providing ­marketing and promotion while the singer retains ownership of the recordings, declines to reveal specifics about Jackson’s ­licensing deal, but an insider familiar with the company’s contracts says BMG tends to favor “small-money, short-term deals.” In Jackson’s case: no advance but an attractive back-end (a 50/50 split).

      Janet Jackson, Miguel & Lauryn Hill: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 55

      The investment saw the singer through the last seven months of round-the-clock production with longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for an album that is eyeing a late September release.

      Adds Cohen: “The project needs a level of money to protect it. Janet and her camp are extremely aware that it’s 2015 — ­everyone is realistic about what record-selling and streaming mean in this era. Janet was very fair about the deal.”

      It’s about the long view, says former Virgin president Phil Quartararo, who has a hand in steering Jackson’s current career path as a member of her extended “team,” and that means life for an artist beyond the “pop silo.” Jackson, he says, “has had such a vast career in music, TV and film; she’s not your average pop star. We’re going to work this record for a long time. It’s not something that’s going to come and go.”

    • SMH July 29, 2015

      Um, no. We’re not talking about a Rihanna tour. Janet’s tour is sold out. You can sit back down now.

      • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

        Tell that queen!!!

  9. Sage July 29, 2015

    ROFLMAO! Excuses!!! What’s the matter Tranet, tickets not selling fast enough and that iranian terrorist you’re married to is tired of writing checks to fund this FAILED come back??? Hahaha 😛 #NOSLEEPFLOPPED

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

      Die

      • Sage July 29, 2015

        What, like No Sleep has on the charts? 😛 Oh wait that was stillborn, wasn’t it? Not even J. Cole could revive that dead fetus. LOL

      • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

        Seethe ho!!

        News
        Inside Janet Jackson’s Comeback Gamble and the Hurdle of the ‘Aging Diva’ Stereotype

        By Melinda Newman, and Gail Mitchell
        July 23, 2015 | 10:30am EDT
        [Image] Full Size Image

        Time can be cruel to the female pop star rounding 50. No matter how little her talent might diminish, under the spotlight’s glare, critics gleefully count ­wrinkles and listen for pitchy vocals in a way that rarely happens with male artists. Just ask Madonna, 56, or 45-year-old Mariah Carey, whose journeys into middle age have been ­challenging at best. Britney Spears, 33, Jennifer Lopez, 46, Celine Dion, 47, and Shania Twain, 49, already have taken the Vegas route. (Granted, Cher at 69 seems immune, but she’s the exception to most rules.) Can Janet Jackson, at 49, avoid the syndrome?

        She’s off to a strong start. Since a May 16 online tease of “new music, new world tour, a new movement,” Jackson has rapidly reeled off news about the launch of her own Rhythm Nation Records (a worldwide partnership with BMG), her first studio album in seven years and the initial two legs of a world tour, starting Aug. 31.

        Jackson’s new single, “No Sleeep,” rose to No. 5 in its second week on Billboard’s Adult R&B airplay chart — her first top five hit on that tally in 11 years — and the song will get added sizzle when the album version, featuring red-hot rapper J. Cole, goes to radio on July 23. But most of all, her 65-date Unbreakable Tour is selling tickets at a blazing clip. According to promoter Live Nation, 88 percent of the tickets on the trek’s first leg (Aug. 31 to Nov. 15) were purchased two weeks after going on sale; nearly 80 percent of the tickets for the second leg (Jan. 12 to March 9) were gone in two days.

        Janet Jackson & J. Cole Team Up for ‘No Sleeep’ Remix: Exclusive

        After a long lukewarm period, it seems the world wants Janet Jackson back. Still, by diva standards, the Janet rollout has had a relatively low profile so far. Why? “I think there’s a desperation to a lot of the older divas,” says Jon Cohen, evp of recorded music at BMG US. “They’ve got to hit it out of the park. With Janet, if she doesn’t put out a cross-format smash right out of the box, people think it isn’t a success, but that’s not it. This was completely calculated.”

        Indeed, initial talk of a “multiple Janet projects occurring simultaneously” goes back at least to 2010, according to one source who was working with Jackson at the time. Back then, she was managed by Kenneth Crear and it seemed that new music was imminent, having built up “so much good will” over the years that “you just had to mention her name, it didn’t even have to be anything of substance, and people would go ape-s—t.”

        But then, following a 2011 No. 1s tour, Jackson effectively pulled a vanishing act, ­marrying Qatari ­billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and shelving those very endeavors for what, to longtime fans, seemed like an eternity. Enter Kathy Ireland. The model/­businesswoman took a vested interest in Jackson’s career through Sterling/Winters, Jackson’s ­management company, which is owned by Kathy Ireland Worldwide and run by ­president/COO Stephen Roseberry. Sharing management duties are Jaime Mendoza and Jessica Davenport of JDJ Entertainment, who, as a group, negotiated with BMG to lock down a recording budget for Jackson (to the tune of at least $500,000, according to an insider) along with a sizable marketing spend.

        Hot 100 Chart Moves: Janet Jackson Returns With 40th Career Hit, ‘No Sleeep’

        Alternative financing models are becoming the norm even for heritage artists once used to grandiose paydays. Jackson herself landed a record-breaking $32 million deal with Virgin Records in 1991. Nine years later, Carey commanded an $80 ­million contract for four albums. But Carey signed to Epic earlier this year for a more modest advance of $2 million, according to sources. Speaking to Billboard in May, Epic chairman L.A. Reid laid out the lay of the land: For Carey “to even be on the radio at this point in her career is a huge accomplishment,” he said. “Because radio doesn’t cater to veteran artists or legends. Radio caters to in-the-moment stars.”

        So what is a Janet Jackson album worth in 2015? She’s one of the most successful artists in pop history, having sold some 20 million albums in the SoundScan era, which began five years after her 1986 breathrough, Control. During that time, she’s also notched 10 Hot 100 No. 1s (through 2001) and 27 top 10 singles overall, tying her with Carey and Elton John. Her last album, 2008’s Discipline, has moved a respectable but hardly blockbuster 456,000 units, according to Nielsen Music. Her Number Ones package released in 2009, meanwhile, has moved 273,000 units.

        BMG, which is ­providing ­marketing and promotion while the singer retains ownership of the recordings, declines to reveal specifics about Jackson’s ­licensing deal, but an insider familiar with the company’s contracts says BMG tends to favor “small-money, short-term deals.” In Jackson’s case: no advance but an attractive back-end (a 50/50 split).

        Janet Jackson, Miguel & Lauryn Hill: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 55

        The investment saw the singer through the last seven months of round-the-clock production with longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for an album that is eyeing a late September release.

        Adds Cohen: “The project needs a level of money to protect it. Janet and her camp are extremely aware that it’s 2015 — ­everyone is realistic about what record-selling and streaming mean in this era. Janet was very fair about the deal.”

        It’s about the long view, says former Virgin president Phil Quartararo, who has a hand in steering Jackson’s current career path as a member of her extended “team,” and that means life for an artist beyond the “pop silo.” Jackson, he says, “has had such a vast career in music, TV and film; she’s not your average pop star. We’re going to work this record for a long time. It’s not something that’s going to come and go.”

    • gina July 29, 2015

      nice try, but you fail. Janet’s tour is already sold out.

  10. eurotrashboy80 July 29, 2015

    Low tickets?where did yo hear this.Opposite the tour sell extremely well if you google it ,you will see it for yourself.Also theres no official announcement about the tour postponed or cancel.So these words comes from your imagination.Janet just not be there for rehearsals those days.I m sure she will come back to her tour rehearsals very very soon…if you don’t like her ,don’t go to see her.I ms ure she aint go try to find you…You don’t have to be cruel with artists that achieve so much.For god s…

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

      Honey tell them to read it and eat it. She selln out like crazt!! Let the haters hate!

      News
      Inside Janet Jackson’s Comeback Gamble and the Hurdle of the ‘Aging Diva’ Stereotype

      By Melinda Newman, and Gail Mitchell
      July 23, 2015 | 10:30am EDT
      [Image] Full Size Image

      Time can be cruel to the female pop star rounding 50. No matter how little her talent might diminish, under the spotlight’s glare, critics gleefully count ­wrinkles and listen for pitchy vocals in a way that rarely happens with male artists. Just ask Madonna, 56, or 45-year-old Mariah Carey, whose journeys into middle age have been ­challenging at best. Britney Spears, 33, Jennifer Lopez, 46, Celine Dion, 47, and Shania Twain, 49, already have taken the Vegas route. (Granted, Cher at 69 seems immune, but she’s the exception to most rules.) Can Janet Jackson, at 49, avoid the syndrome?

      She’s off to a strong start. Since a May 16 online tease of “new music, new world tour, a new movement,” Jackson has rapidly reeled off news about the launch of her own Rhythm Nation Records (a worldwide partnership with BMG), her first studio album in seven years and the initial two legs of a world tour, starting Aug. 31.

      Jackson’s new single, “No Sleeep,” rose to No. 5 in its second week on Billboard’s Adult R&B airplay chart — her first top five hit on that tally in 11 years — and the song will get added sizzle when the album version, featuring red-hot rapper J. Cole, goes to radio on July 23. But most of all, her 65-date Unbreakable Tour is selling tickets at a blazing clip. According to promoter Live Nation, 88 percent of the tickets on the trek’s first leg (Aug. 31 to Nov. 15) were purchased two weeks after going on sale; nearly 80 percent of the tickets for the second leg (Jan. 12 to March 9) were gone in two days.

      Janet Jackson & J. Cole Team Up for ‘No Sleeep’ Remix: Exclusive

      After a long lukewarm period, it seems the world wants Janet Jackson back. Still, by diva standards, the Janet rollout has had a relatively low profile so far. Why? “I think there’s a desperation to a lot of the older divas,” says Jon Cohen, evp of recorded music at BMG US. “They’ve got to hit it out of the park. With Janet, if she doesn’t put out a cross-format smash right out of the box, people think it isn’t a success, but that’s not it. This was completely calculated.”

      Indeed, initial talk of a “multiple Janet projects occurring simultaneously” goes back at least to 2010, according to one source who was working with Jackson at the time. Back then, she was managed by Kenneth Crear and it seemed that new music was imminent, having built up “so much good will” over the years that “you just had to mention her name, it didn’t even have to be anything of substance, and people would go ape-s—t.”

      But then, following a 2011 No. 1s tour, Jackson effectively pulled a vanishing act, ­marrying Qatari ­billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and shelving those very endeavors for what, to longtime fans, seemed like an eternity. Enter Kathy Ireland. The model/­businesswoman took a vested interest in Jackson’s career through Sterling/Winters, Jackson’s ­management company, which is owned by Kathy Ireland Worldwide and run by ­president/COO Stephen Roseberry. Sharing management duties are Jaime Mendoza and Jessica Davenport of JDJ Entertainment, who, as a group, negotiated with BMG to lock down a recording budget for Jackson (to the tune of at least $500,000, according to an insider) along with a sizable marketing spend.

      Hot 100 Chart Moves: Janet Jackson Returns With 40th Career Hit, ‘No Sleeep’

      Alternative financing models are becoming the norm even for heritage artists once used to grandiose paydays. Jackson herself landed a record-breaking $32 million deal with Virgin Records in 1991. Nine years later, Carey commanded an $80 ­million contract for four albums. But Carey signed to Epic earlier this year for a more modest advance of $2 million, according to sources. Speaking to Billboard in May, Epic chairman L.A. Reid laid out the lay of the land: For Carey “to even be on the radio at this point in her career is a huge accomplishment,” he said. “Because radio doesn’t cater to veteran artists or legends. Radio caters to in-the-moment stars.”

      So what is a Janet Jackson album worth in 2015? She’s one of the most successful artists in pop history, having sold some 20 million albums in the SoundScan era, which began five years after her 1986 breathrough, Control. During that time, she’s also notched 10 Hot 100 No. 1s (through 2001) and 27 top 10 singles overall, tying her with Carey and Elton John. Her last album, 2008’s Discipline, has moved a respectable but hardly blockbuster 456,000 units, according to Nielsen Music. Her Number Ones package released in 2009, meanwhile, has moved 273,000 units.

      BMG, which is ­providing ­marketing and promotion while the singer retains ownership of the recordings, declines to reveal specifics about Jackson’s ­licensing deal, but an insider familiar with the company’s contracts says BMG tends to favor “small-money, short-term deals.” In Jackson’s case: no advance but an attractive back-end (a 50/50 split).

      Janet Jackson, Miguel & Lauryn Hill: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 55

      The investment saw the singer through the last seven months of round-the-clock production with longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for an album that is eyeing a late September release.

      Adds Cohen: “The project needs a level of money to protect it. Janet and her camp are extremely aware that it’s 2015 — ­everyone is realistic about what record-selling and streaming mean in this era. Janet was very fair about the deal.”

      It’s about the long view, says former Virgin president Phil Quartararo, who has a hand in steering Jackson’s current career path as a member of her extended “team,” and that means life for an artist beyond the “pop silo.” Jackson, he says, “has had such a vast career in music, TV and film; she’s not your average pop star. We’re going to work this record for a long time. It’s not something that’s going to come and go.”

      • Shady81 July 29, 2015

        Damn @Truth you better sign, seal, and deliver those receipt to (I just can’t with that users name SMH.) @Rihanna queen of R&B damn you printed out so many receipts that you ran out of paper.

      • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

        Honey im letn these queen KNOW!! LOLOL!!

  11. Qaz July 29, 2015

    PR spin for low ticket sales. Should’ve taken Wendy’s advice and just played Vegas…

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

      Girl u wish

  12. truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

    ForOR ALL YALL QUEENS TALJN SH!T ABOUT TICKETS SELLS READ IT AND SEETHE!! VIA BILLBOARD SHE SELLN TICKETS AT A BREAKNECK PACE and the tickets r HIGH PRICED!!

    News
    Inside Janet Jackson’s Comeback Gamble and the Hurdle of the ‘Aging Diva’ Stereotype

    By Melinda Newman, and Gail Mitchell
    July 23, 2015 | 10:30am EDT
    [Image] Full Size Image

    Time can be cruel to the female pop star rounding 50. No matter how little her talent might diminish, under the spotlight’s glare, critics gleefully count ­wrinkles and listen for pitchy vocals in a way that rarely happens with male artists. Just ask Madonna, 56, or 45-year-old Mariah Carey, whose journeys into middle age have been ­challenging at best. Britney Spears, 33, Jennifer Lopez, 46, Celine Dion, 47, and Shania Twain, 49, already have taken the Vegas route. (Granted, Cher at 69 seems immune, but she’s the exception to most rules.) Can Janet Jackson, at 49, avoid the syndrome?

    She’s off to a strong start. Since a May 16 online tease of “new music, new world tour, a new movement,” Jackson has rapidly reeled off news about the launch of her own Rhythm Nation Records (a worldwide partnership with BMG), her first studio album in seven years and the initial two legs of a world tour, starting Aug. 31.

    Jackson’s new single, “No Sleeep,” rose to No. 5 in its second week on Billboard’s Adult R&B airplay chart — her first top five hit on that tally in 11 years — and the song will get added sizzle when the album version, featuring red-hot rapper J. Cole, goes to radio on July 23. But most of all, her 65-date Unbreakable Tour is selling tickets at a blazing clip. According to promoter Live Nation, 88 percent of the tickets on the trek’s first leg (Aug. 31 to Nov. 15) were purchased two weeks after going on sale; nearly 80 percent of the tickets for the second leg (Jan. 12 to March 9) were gone in two days.

    Janet Jackson & J. Cole Team Up for ‘No Sleeep’ Remix: Exclusive

    After a long lukewarm period, it seems the world wants Janet Jackson back. Still, by diva standards, the Janet rollout has had a relatively low profile so far. Why? “I think there’s a desperation to a lot of the older divas,” says Jon Cohen, evp of recorded music at BMG US. “They’ve got to hit it out of the park. With Janet, if she doesn’t put out a cross-format smash right out of the box, people think it isn’t a success, but that’s not it. This was completely calculated.”

    Indeed, initial talk of a “multiple Janet projects occurring simultaneously” goes back at least to 2010, according to one source who was working with Jackson at the time. Back then, she was managed by Kenneth Crear and it seemed that new music was imminent, having built up “so much good will” over the years that “you just had to mention her name, it didn’t even have to be anything of substance, and people would go ape-s—t.”

    But then, following a 2011 No. 1s tour, Jackson effectively pulled a vanishing act, ­marrying Qatari ­billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and shelving those very endeavors for what, to longtime fans, seemed like an eternity. Enter Kathy Ireland. The model/­businesswoman took a vested interest in Jackson’s career through Sterling/Winters, Jackson’s ­management company, which is owned by Kathy Ireland Worldwide and run by ­president/COO Stephen Roseberry. Sharing management duties are Jaime Mendoza and Jessica Davenport of JDJ Entertainment, who, as a group, negotiated with BMG to lock down a recording budget for Jackson (to the tune of at least $500,000, according to an insider) along with a sizable marketing spend.

    Hot 100 Chart Moves: Janet Jackson Returns With 40th Career Hit, ‘No Sleeep’

    Alternative financing models are becoming the norm even for heritage artists once used to grandiose paydays. Jackson herself landed a record-breaking $32 million deal with Virgin Records in 1991. Nine years later, Carey commanded an $80 ­million contract for four albums. But Carey signed to Epic earlier this year for a more modest advance of $2 million, according to sources. Speaking to Billboard in May, Epic chairman L.A. Reid laid out the lay of the land: For Carey “to even be on the radio at this point in her career is a huge accomplishment,” he said. “Because radio doesn’t cater to veteran artists or legends. Radio caters to in-the-moment stars.”

    So what is a Janet Jackson album worth in 2015? She’s one of the most successful artists in pop history, having sold some 20 million albums in the SoundScan era, which began five years after her 1986 breathrough, Control. During that time, she’s also notched 10 Hot 100 No. 1s (through 2001) and 27 top 10 singles overall, tying her with Carey and Elton John. Her last album, 2008’s Discipline, has moved a respectable but hardly blockbuster 456,000 units, according to Nielsen Music. Her Number Ones package released in 2009, meanwhile, has moved 273,000 units.

    BMG, which is ­providing ­marketing and promotion while the singer retains ownership of the recordings, declines to reveal specifics about Jackson’s ­licensing deal, but an insider familiar with the company’s contracts says BMG tends to favor “small-money, short-term deals.” In Jackson’s case: no advance but an attractive back-end (a 50/50 split).

    Janet Jackson, Miguel & Lauryn Hill: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 55

    The investment saw the singer through the last seven months of round-the-clock production with longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for an album that is eyeing a late September release.

    Adds Cohen: “The project needs a level of money to protect it. Janet and her camp are extremely aware that it’s 2015 — ­everyone is realistic about what record-selling and streaming mean in this era. Janet was very fair about the deal.”

    It’s about the long view, says former Virgin president Phil Quartararo, who has a hand in steering Jackson’s current career path as a member of her extended “team,” and that means life for an artist beyond the “pop silo.” Jackson, he says, “has had such a vast career in music, TV and film; she’s not your average pop star. We’re going to work this record for a long time. It’s not something that’s going to come and go.”

  13. Tranet ghost whisper jackson July 29, 2015

    We know the real reason. Nobody outside of the nursing home wants to see tranet. Her song “my vocals are sleep” put the world to sleep and nose dive on the chart

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

      Ur mothers a whoore!

  14. Tranet ghost whisper jackson July 29, 2015

    The only place tranet tour is sold out at is in nursing homes, soup kitchen and gymnasiums.

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

      U read it biitch. When will ur fav

  15. Sage July 29, 2015

  16. Well… July 29, 2015

    Y’all can’t read. Her creative director on Twitter said that the production is still going! Janet just isn’t there.

  17. eurotrashboy80 July 29, 2015

    TO those who say Rihanna is the true queen of r&b i have nothing bad to say to you,All this hate for janet make a sense since you still feel threatened form the artist who is in the game for 30 years.I just hope you still listen to her music(rihanna) after 10 years which i really doubt if you are still remember her.We are fans of janet 20 years now and she is still here.I hope the same for rihanna.You have to respect those artists who are in the game for 30 years and still make respectfull music and still have fans and followers! This is not an easy thing you know.The easiest thing is to go to the awards half naked sing about money and b****** and you are in the top.Anyone who is available to do this definitely have people to watch,but what behind this?I want to ask you.Have u ever wonder.?Or you spend your time watching her be in every site and newspaper because she has a strong pr manager.Rihanna is at this time on top ,but through janet s career there are plenty of rihannas who came and go.You can’t compare rihanna with janet ,is like compare beatles with adele.If you understand the difference,which i really doubt .Janet is artist rihanna is a product .Thats the true.

  18. Da realest July 29, 2015

    Family first, I do understand, but knowing Joe Jackson he’ll probably tell his daughter to keep pushing. That’s in the the Jackson’s DNA.#getwellsoonjoe

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) July 29, 2015

      Yup

  19. B Lamont July 29, 2015

    This story was never confirmed. Gil actually posted on Instagram last night that tour rehearsals continued yesterday. I wish these entertainment “news” sites would get their facts first. This the type of thing that sends ppl into a frenzy thinking the tour will get cancelled when it’s the furthest thing from the truth. And yes, like someone else said, Joe probably told her he’s fine and to go back to rehearsals cuz she has a tour to do.

  20. @JanetCIARA_ July 30, 2015

    QUEEN

  21. carpetlayer August 1, 2015

    Haters are irrelevant…I got my tickets to the concert, so it’s going strong regardless. ..who worries about charts anyways billboard is old now. ….she’s had 5 million views in a week so people are checking for janet. …she’s doing great in this era, just enjoy and stfu haters

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