Janet Jackson is back in action and performing at a caliber above pop stars many years her junior. The 51-year-old icon kicked off her State of the World Tour on September 7th with a stop in Lafayette, Louisiana, and she brought an impressive, career-spanning setlist and some of her fiercest choreography in years. The tour is a continuation of 2015’s Unbreakable World Tour, which was postponed after Janet announced that she was pregnant. The show received a new name and an updated setlist that includes many fan favorites as well as cuts from her 11th LP, 2015’s Unbreakable.
The living legend opened the evening with a video that boldly condemned racism, white supremacy, and domestic terrorism in America and paid tribute to several unarmed black men who lost their lives after police shootings. The video transitioned into an opening performance of her Rhythm Nation call to action, “The Knowledge.” Janet entered the stage from behind a screen that proclaimed “Justice For All” and delivered strong vocals. From there, she moved through a collection of 35 hit tracks including “Feedback,” “Nasty,” “If,” and “Rhythm Nation.” It was a welcome return to form for the hitmaker, and fans took to Twitter to rave and share footage from the new debut.
On September 29, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will release Michael Jackson SCREAM, a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including “Ghosts,” “Torture,” “Thriller,” and “Dirty Diana.” Additionally, SCREAM includes a newly created bonus track, “Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous,” a high-energy five-song mashup from the acclaimed remixer The White Panda who created a seamless new musical experience.
Director John Landis says he is still upset by Michael Jackson's death, but a Venice Film Festival screening dedicated to Thriller is a chance to celebrate the musician's life. An enhanced version of the landmark Landis-directed music video, Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D, was screening alongside a behind-the-scenes documentary that has never been shown in cinemas before. Landis says the backstage documentary about the 1983 video shows Jackson "happy and joyous" and at his creative peak. He says "it's a celebration of Michael I didn't expect, and very emotional for me."
Prince Jackson appeared on ITV's This Morning on September 4th and talked about his incredible childhood and shares how he's trying to continue his father's legacy of helping the world through.
On August 30th, 2017, Jermaine Jackson did a phoner interview with host Johan Henneman for radio Nostalgie talking about coming back to The Netherlands for a show with the brothers, 30 years anniversary of Michael's album Bad and his stay in Belgium.
On August 31st, Tito Jackson previewed his solo debut album "Tito Time" during a VIP Launch Event in London hosted by DSTRKT London. Tito is on a PR tour in the UK and making various appearances and doing lots of interviews to promote his album.
The Jacksons (Jackie, Tito & Marlon) performed and received the Lifetime Achievement Award honoring their 50th Anniversary at the Black Music Honors taping on Friday, August 18th at 7pm at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville! Black Music Honors is a 2-hour television special honoring legendary African American icons who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.
Tito Jackson Previews the Black Music Honors airing on NewsChannel5 Saturday Sept 2 at 3pm
Dutch network MAX presents Max Proms on 2 December 2017 in Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, an event with national and international artists including JERMAINE JACKSON, The New London Chorale, Xander de Buisonjé and Glennis Grace performing with the musical guidance of the the largest professional pop and jazz band The Metrople Orchestra. You can order your tickets online or by phone by calling Dutch servicenumber 0900-9000 8000 (45cpm).
Don't ask Prince Jackson to sing, dance or moonwalk. The 20-year-old son of Michael Jackson joined E!'s Daily Pop and revealed how he's making his own career path, stepping outside of the King of Pop's shadow and into his own realm. Prince has been working behind the camera, helping visualize music videos like that of Swedish singer Nano's "Hold On." However, when people hear that he "produces," everyone is quick to jump to the conclusion that he's producing music. "It's hard because people think that I'm going to dance or people think that I'm going to sing," he told hosts Catt Sadler, Justin Sylvester and Carissa Culiner. "And when they hear 'music' or if they hear 'producer,' they'll be like, 'What song are you working on or who's your artist'...I'm only on the visual side of production. So that part, I guess it's misleading for people." However, he did gain inspiration to get into film from watching his father's music videos.
Austin Brown is inviting everyone to connect to "Smile" by singing or lyp syncing his current single! He will repost everyone who posts on Instagram and tags Austin and uses the hashtags #SingtoSmile #Smile #AustinBrown of them lip syncing or singing along to "Smile".