Janet Jackson’s Vegas Residency Named One of Decade’s Biggest / Outpaced Celine Dion, Britney Spears, & More In Sales

Published: Tuesday 27th Aug 2019 by Rashad

Sin City’s been a blessing to the likes of some of music’s biggest divas including Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Anita Baker, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and more.  But, as has been confirmed today, few are able to boast the returns Pop Queen Janet Jackson can.

The 53-year-old, whose career has certainly been on the upswing since her ceremonious return with 2015’s chart-topping ‘Unbreakable,’ has proven herself just that – unbreakable – when it comes to touring receipts.  Beyond commanding audiences as headliner at some of the world’s biggest festivals over the last three years, Jackson’s stomped across North America on 2015’s abruptly interrupted ‘Unbreakable’ tour (which garnered $15M in its short run) and the subsequent ‘State of the World’ tour (which garnered $44M from 2017-2019).

Later sending fans into a frenzy with the February 2019 announcement of her first Vegas residency, ‘Metamorphosis’ (as we reported here) at Park MGM’s Park Theater, the jaunt – which kicked off May 17th – ended just last week to the tune of $13M gross (click here to read more).  Much to the delight of her devoted followers, that impressive sum has placed her among the region’s hottest-selling acts of the decade.  Details inside:

Today, Billboard confirmed:

Metamorphosis positions Ms. Jackson in the middle of a career upswing, averaging $722,000 and over 4,000 tickets per night. 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).

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The feat is all the more impressive when one considers the legendary diva’s show only ran 18 dates, a mere fraction compared to Dion’s 427 and Spears’ 248.

Here’s hoping the commercial response not only catalyzes Jackson’s overdue new album, but also encourages a return to the Strip so that more fans – ourselves included – can see her in action.

[photo courtesy:  Getty Images]

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  1. DC3 FOREVER August 27, 2019

    I LOOOOVVVVVEEEEE JANET and I live in Las Vegas and I saw her… this show was definitely mediocre. I guess we wanted STATE OF THE WORLD tour energy and we end up getting Unbreakable energy lol.

    • Peter A. Jules August 28, 2019

      STFU Les Moonves we know it’s you 😂🤣😆

      • Smh… August 28, 2019

        I saw it too. The show is mediocre. Janet struggled because she’s out of shape. Something is off with her.

    • Florence August 28, 2019

      If one of the hijackers had just showed up in the ER with cutaneous anthrax, which would not be “skin irritation “ or a single lesion and not been diagnosed and aggressively treated he would probably have died… Read more <===

    • Rashawn August 29, 2019

      Mmmmm what night did you go. I went to both the tour and the residency and Metamorphosis gave me life. Along with everyone that went that I know. State of The World was amazing snatched my wig took my edges but Metamorphosis chiiiilllddd…shiiddddd…

  2. Danny Bey August 27, 2019

    IT WAS AMAZIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGG. If you didn’t see it LIVE, your opinion of YouTube videos isn’t needed and is invalid. She SLAYED

    • Peter A. Jules August 28, 2019

      Danny pay no attention to Julie Chen Moonves and her husband 😂🤣😅

    • BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN August 28, 2019

      I saw it and I absolutely loved it. I went to Vegas specifically for her and got my life at the show. The theater was packed everyone standing, singing, dancing it was great energy. Everyone left theater praising her and saying how incredible she was. If she announces another run I definitely plan I’m going!! Nothing like seeing her live.

      • Rashawn August 29, 2019

        Yaassss I got my life that night I went too. It was my fourth time seeing her live and It was my favorite by far….

  3. Pat August 27, 2019

    Dont ever try mother!

    • Fancy BISH August 27, 2019

      lol ✅ ✅ ✅ 💯

    • Rashawn August 29, 2019

      (In my best politician voice) I’m a Janet fan….and I approve this message! Lmao yaasss honey!

  4. It was aiight. I like State of the World Tour Better.

    She gave a little sexx appeal on State of the World Tour. When u ain’t a strong vocalist u gotta be a strong dancer. Her dancing was not as good as on State of the World Tour and zero sexx appeal was given and zero strong voice. Girl Bye. I was on a date so I got to see her free in Vegas but I would of had a better time at Wynn Seafood Buffet getting me eat on and shopping at Louis Vuitton and Gucci in the mall shopping afterwards on my man’s black card.

    • Jasmine🙋🏿‍♀️David🙋🏿‍♂️Sam🙋🏽‍♂️& Rashad 🙋🏾‍♂️#TROLLmineSlayers #DaBiAsianCrew #TROLLmineTheIntern August 27, 2019

      TROLLmine watching Janet on YouTube from your outdated android whilst eating Popeyes popcorn shrimp, in the projects is not the same as seeing Janet live, and eating seafood in a legendary hotel. You need to take ur bipolar meds, girl (boy)

      • Shayla Queen August 27, 2019

        Tell him again. Tired of his h** ass

      • Shayla Queen August 27, 2019

        Noted for future reference 😉

      • I said what I said about Janet out of love and honesty. I TOL’ u F A G G O T S my name ain’t no damn ‘TROLLmine’ and I ain’t no damn hermaphrodite. Shut UR RAGGEDY STALKING F A G G O T ass up. Always talking to me and Jasmine. Always bothering us. Always finding issues with my excellent commentary! GET A LIFE F A G G O T. I’m a BOSS. I got views of the ocean from my million dollar estate, own investments properties, and I can truly state ‘my money makes me money’. Thus, I know trash like U ain’t sh|t, aint never gonna be sh|t, and aint worth a damn. Bye F A G. Look at U talking to yourself (ShaylaFAG) carrying on a conversation. U NEED mental help!

        BTW I said what I said about Janet out of love and honesty.

    • Shayla Queen August 27, 2019

      You are the Azealia Banks of this blog. Crusty, bitter, deluded, dehydrated, split personality h** ass JasMAN.

      • Jasmine🙋🏿‍♀️David🙋🏿‍♂️Sam🙋🏽‍♂️& Rashad 🙋🏾‍♂️#TROLLmineSlayers #DaBiAsianCrew #TROLLmineTheIntern August 27, 2019

        @Shayla hey sis! just an FYI TROLLmine isn’t a boy. TROLLmine is a hèrmáphrodite(boy and girl) so when you address TROLLmine please be respectful and address him (her) as both pronouns or as TROLLmine prefers to be addressed as.. “it”.

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    • Jasmine🙋🏿‍♀️David🙋🏿‍♂️Sam🙋🏽‍♂️& Rashad 🙋🏾‍♂️#TROLLmineSlayers #DaBiAsianCrew #TROLLmineTheIntern August 28, 2019

      TROLLmine you meltdown exactly the same on all of your troll accounts. We can see your IP address and know you’re bipolar hèrmáphrodite a*** is behind multiple accounts. We’d go back to deleting your comments but we’ve been getting Miss Clarkson together since we know absolutely nobody is checking for ur hèrmáphrodite comments nor checking for your male/female imbalanced comments. You are 38 years old, irrelevant and #TGJEmploymentDenied

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    • Rashawn August 29, 2019

      Yo need to go see Beyonce and get that s*** all the way outta here. She had a whole s*** ass segment pulled a guy on stage and everything again like I asked someone before hmmm what ta hell show did you go to? How many 53 year olds do you know with a toddler doing full on tours festivals and residences while still maintaining her s***. She put it down got down and sounded amazing. The way you throwing ya business around its probably a lie and you probably a plant cause if my man got a black card we ain’t doing the Wynn buffet……👀 ijs

  5. Jasmine🙋🏿‍♀️David🙋🏿‍♂️Sam🙋🏽‍♂️& Rashad 🙋🏾‍♂️#TROLLmineSlayers #DaBiAsianCrew #TROLLmineTheIntern August 27, 2019

    Janet, the blueprint!

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        #TGJapplicationDenied

    • Rashawn August 29, 2019

      Thank You! Nuff said.

  6. OOPS August 27, 2019

    Janet will drop a new cd in 2020

    • Jay August 28, 2019

      I know and I can’t wait!!!!!!

  7. PussyPop$tress August 28, 2019

    $13 milli over 18 shows is impressive, but why the celine and britney comparison? celine and britney had STAYING POWER and that’s how they not only made that kind of money but did so for a long time

    i am a janet fan but do not believe that had she opted to do even 36 shows that she would have made a lot of money compared to jlo, celine, andb rit

    • Jasmine🙋🏿‍♀️David🙋🏿‍♂️Sam🙋🏽‍♂️& Rashad 🙋🏾‍♂️#TROLLmineSlayers #DaBiAsianCrew #TROLLmineTheIntern August 28, 2019

      Janet definitely would have made more money than those women. Janet’s music is more popular than all of these women, her show is more acclaimed and obviously she’s the best of them performance wise.

    • I STRONGLY disagree with that. Janet is an excellent fit for Vegas. Vegas is where fans go see their old time favs and the everyday tourist sees that artist they always wanted to see. Even if u are not a Janet fan…if u got money…aint no way u aint going to buy her concert tickets. It’s like common sense.

      • Jasmine🙋🏿‍♀️David🙋🏿‍♂️Sam🙋🏽‍♂️& Rashad 🙋🏾‍♂️#TROLLmineSlayers #DaBiAsianCrew #TROLLmineTheIntern August 28, 2019

        @TROLLmine I AGREE!

    • Rashawn August 29, 2019

      Are u an accountant. 1 they all love each other and Brit wouldn’t be brit without the foundation Janet laid. She’s a Janet fan. Celine and Janet are two different kinds of artist they are both Ledgends and Icons in their own right. Facts are Janet made more than them both in only 18 shows staying power ppl that dont pull Janet numbers have to stay. Celine has been there for YEARS to make them kind of number Brit for a while too and Janet did that in only 18 shows brah. So I think you should reconsider the math here. Trust I’m not taking from either artist because I absolutely love Celine. She is on my top 10 favorites list. I have britney all through my playlist. Buuutttt. Lol ijs

  8. Boogieman August 28, 2019

    So whoever’s that was that started that thread on lipstick ally about why Janet’s legacy isn’t bigger. Is this big enough for you read it and weep. Janet is still doing it big.

  9. Timothy August 28, 2019

    I don’t think it is fair to compare the average of an 18 dates show to the one of shows that lasted for several years with more than 200 dates. Of course the average sale per night decreases the more dates you’re playing.

    • King z August 28, 2019

      Thank u! That’s basic math kids.

    • Erica August 28, 2019

      People are dumb Britney sold out every night for the first year so I’m pretty sure her average would be million if just those dates were counted, you can’t compare an average for four months to four years it’s foolish 😂😂😂

      • Ssa August 28, 2019

        Look at Britney and Celine’s first 18 shows, Janet made more money on less seats sold and her average night was higher. Basic math. 🤷🏽‍♂️

      • Rashawn August 29, 2019

        What’s foolish is yall not comparing it

    • High Price August 29, 2019

      They added it up over a decade… If anything, they should have had the higher dollar since they had 200+ dates. Had Janet had that many dates she would have still got it hands down.

  10. WHERE IS SHE August 28, 2019

    Is she still lip synching like Britney or has she learned how to sing by these days?

    • Kenneth Cooper August 28, 2019

      Can you sing b****?

    • Jay August 28, 2019

      pls don’try and compare Janet dances circles around Britney

  11. TheOneAndOnly August 28, 2019

    If the show wasn’t 18 dates it would have flopped like her tours. Britney and Celine remain superior Vegas acts. Whispernet can get to stepping.

    • Kenneth Cooper August 28, 2019

      All of her tours broke records b****

    • Jay August 28, 2019

      Did u go too Janet’s show?cause if you went your opinion would be different

    • Rashawn August 29, 2019

      Ummm baby I think you need to research before you speak. Lmao smh.

  12. HavanaONana August 28, 2019

    I love Janet Jackson!!! My favorite album were Velvet Rope, 20 y.o. And Discipline

    I watched her once love, she’s really good!!!

    Wished she performed Again in her Vegas concert

    Congrats Queen Janet u are an inspiration and motivation

  13. Keith August 28, 2019

    Good news for Janet’s team!!! That residency turned out to be a good look. Hopefully, she will be motivated to keep on giving. GO JANET!!!

  14. Erica August 28, 2019

    Now y’all know that the only reason why it’s higher than Britney & Celine is because it was only 18 shows compare to their hundred shows?? Of course her average would be higher, this was a fail

    • Jay August 28, 2019

      Janet is better then celine and britney combined nobody checking for them anymore

    • Ricky August 28, 2019

      No it wasn’t, hopefully you are young and just not bright. She out sold both of them with fewer shows and made more money off of 18 shows idiot!

      • Erica August 28, 2019

        How did she out seek them Britney sold 143 million come on now with 18 shows Britney was at 32 million

  15. Ricky August 28, 2019

    See how karma works! The white man tried to stop her career and years later she holds the record for the biggest sales with on 18 shows over all the white and Mexican, Jennifer Lopez ladies! Way to go Janet! She is a Jackson that none of the other ladies mentioned can touch on a bad day!

    • HavanaONana August 28, 2019

      If those people didn’t stop her bag in Damita Jo era, that album could have been bigger than All For You, same with 20 y.0.

  16. Nikisha August 28, 2019

    Mediocre my ass! This show was everything. Congrats Janet on your success. All the naw sayers; your fav was at the show taking notes!

  17. ERIC August 28, 2019

    LIES!! Bringing a fan on stage for a lap dance and grinding on the floor for I Get Lonely isn’t s** appeal? She turned it way up for Metamorphosis. The most s** appeal she gave for SOTW was the chair routine for When I Think of You.

  18. Janetfan1814 August 28, 2019

    Boom!!!

  19. Olusheyi Banjo August 28, 2019

    Janet is the Queen. You other b****** bow down

  20. Antincia Foster August 28, 2019

    Congrats

  21. JOHNVIDAL August 29, 2019

    LMAO NO. Celine did it bigger. This decade´s Celine show wasn´t her first bigger years LOL That was huge. The biggest thing they have done in Vegas. Plus Janet did barely more money than this decade´s Celine firt show. Plus it was in 2011. Take inflation into account please! They way TGJ fangirl about Janet and Beyonce is not cute sorry. They don´t make these posts for any other artists. And the universe know they could do millions of posts like these ones for the others too.

    • JOHNVIDAL August 29, 2019

      Plus Celine is “only” a singer not a performer (supposedly). But still she conquered the most.

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