The Velvet Rope : Promotion (1997-1999)

August 20, 1997 :  Janet graces the cover of Jet magazine.

The single “Got Til It’s Gone” is released to radios.

September 3, 1997 : Janet & Rene attend a listening party of the “Velvet Rope” album in NYC with many celebrities in attendance including Naomi Campbell & Lisa Marie Presley (who makes a cameo on one of the interludes).

September 4, 1997 : The video for “Got Til It’s Gone” is premiered on MTV. Janet & Rene attend the 4th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City where Janet presents an award to Mark Romanek.

September 5, 1997 : Janet attends the Third Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica where Maya Angelou presents her with the Lena Horne Awards during the Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards (with Katherine, Rene & Jimmy Jan in the audience) in Santa Monica.

September 9, 1997 : Janet & Rene attend a “Velvet Rope” Listening Party at Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City with Katherine & the 3T among others.

September 17, 1997 : Janet unveils her wax statue at the Rock Circus in London and later she tapes two performances of her new single “Got til’ It’s Gone” on Top Of The Pops.

September 19, 1997 : Janet, Rene & the Kids attend a Velvet Rope Listening Party in London.

September 24, 1997 : In Paris Janet & the Kids perform “Got Til’ It’s Gone” at Graines de Star TV show on M6.

September 25, 1997 : Janet is a guest on french TV show Nulles Part Ailleurs on Canal + but she doesn’t perform.

October 1, 1997 : Janet gives an interview to French radio NRJ. At night, she attends a Velvet Rope Listening Party at the Budha Bar in Paris with Rene & the Kids.

October 6, 1997 : The “Velvet Rope” album is released in Europe. Janet gives an interview to Bill Bellamy live from Times Square on MTV Live.

October 7, 1997 : The “Velvet Rope” album is released in the US. Janet makes a CD signing session at the Virgin Megastore on Times Square.

Early November 1997 : Janet goes to Chicago with Rene & the Kids to tape an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She also performs “Got Til It’s Gone” & “Together Again”.

November 8 : Janet performs “Got Til It’s Gone” on Hey Hey It’s Saturday TV Show in Melbourne, Australia.

November 16 : Janet performs “Got Til It’s Gone” on HEY! HEY! HEY! MUSIC CHAMP in Tokyo, Japan.

November 19 : The Oprah Winfrey Show episode with Janet airs on TV.

Late November/Early December 1997: “Together Again” is released as the 2n single from “The Velvet Rope”. It peaks at #1 on Hot 100 Billboard. Janet, Rene & the Kids go back to Europe to promote the single :

-Paris (France) : Janet performs Got Til It’s Gone on Les Années Tubes (TF1) which airs on November 25. She also performs Got Til It’s Gone and Together Again on Hit Machine which airs on M6 on December 14 and another performance of Together Again which airs on M6 on December 31.

-Hilversum (Netherlands) : Janet performs Together Again on TROS TV Show which airs on November 27.

-Rome (Italy)  : Janet performs Together Again on Fantastico 8 which airs on November 29.

-London (England) : Janet performs Together Again on Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 1997 which airs on November 30.

-Madrid (Spain) : Janet performs Together Again on Sorpresa, ¡Sorpresa! which airs on December 11. She also performs Got Til It’s Gone and Together Again on Música sí which airs on December 12 and another performance of Together Again which airs on Turrón y… cuenta nueva on December 31.

-Berlin (Germany) : Janet performs Together Again on Nur Die Liebe Zählt which airs on December 13.

-Maimarkthalle, Mannheim (Germany) : Janet performs Together Again on Wetten, dass..? which airs on December 13.

December 1997 : Janet is on the cover of Ebony magazine with new pictures and a new interview where she reveals that she recently reconnected with LaToya.

January 26, 1998 :  Janet opens the American Music Awards ceremony with an amazing performance of “Together Again” in a R&B version.

February 26, 1998 : Janet tapes a piano/vocal performance of “I Get Lonely” on the Rosie O Donnell Show and Rosie presents her with the Grammy Award she won the night before.

February 27, 1998 : Janet performs “I Get Lonely” at the Soul Train Awards.

March 10, 1998 : In NYC, Janet gives an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live. At night she & Rene attend the Blockbuster Awards in L.A where Janet is presented with an award.

April 4, 1998 : Janet performs I Get Lonely at the TMF Awards in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

June 15, 1998 : “Go Deep” is released as the 4th single from “The Velvet Rope”. While in Paris, Janet gives a radio interview to NRJ (she is a bit sick after cancelling last night concert in Germany but the radio host comes to her hotel).

July 7, 1998 : Janet & Collin Powell from ‘s Promise meet youth in a school.

July 9, 1998 : Janet gives an interview to Good Morning America. At night, she kicks off the north american leg of the Velvet Rope Tour at the United States MCI Center in Washington, D.C.

July 21, 1998 : Janet is a guest on Late Night With David Letterman in New York City.

October, 1998 : Janet is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

October 9, 1998 : Janet makes a surprise appearance on the Rosie O Donnell Show in NYC to promote her upcoming HBO Special.

October 11, 1998 : Janet performs a concert at the Madison Square Garden live on HBO around the world. Q-Tips does his rap on Got Til It’s Gone and backstage Janet meets Usher, Missy Elliot & Busta Rhymes among others.

October 23, 1998 : Janet performs “What About” with Tina & Shawnette at the 4th annual VH1 Fashion Awards at the Theatre in Madison Square Garden, New York.

January 11, 1999 : Janet accepts an American Music Awards via satellite live from Tokyo.

March 9, 1999 : “What’s it Gonna Be” is released as a single. Janet is on the cover of Ebony magazine.

March 21, 1999 : Janet attends the 71st Annual Academy Awards – Elton John AIDS Foundation Party at Pagani’s in Los Angeles with Shawnette & Lisa Marie Presley. She also spends time with Whitney Houston.

May 5, 1999 :  Janet goes to Monaco with Shawnette where she is presented with a Lifetime Achievment Award by Prince Albert at the World Music Awards.

May 17, 1999 : In LA Janet attends the ASCAP Awards where she is presented with an award and presents another to Joni Mitchell.

May 27, 1999 : Janet attends the Commitment to Life XI Gala to Benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City where she is presented with an Award for her fight against Aids.

June 16, 1999 :  Janet & Swawnette attend the premiere of “The Ideal Husband” at the Paris Theatre in New York City.

June 23 , 1999 :  Janet & Shawnette attend a party hosted by Allure Magazine at Bottino in NYC.

August 18, 1999 : Janet attends the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood Busta Rhymes and her are presented with the Award For Best Video for “What’s It Gonna Be”.

September 9, 1999 : Janet attends the 16th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in New York City. Video Music Awards. She walks the red carper with Q-Tip and later she presents an award to Ricky Martin & Tina Landon.

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