January 03 : Janet celebrates Eissa’s 1st birthday in London.
January 20 : Janet is spotted in London with former dancer James Collins. Preston & Robert are also in London.
January 23 : Janet flies from London to NYC.
January 25 : Essence announces that Janet will headline the upcoming Essence Music Festival next July.
At night, Janet makes a surprise appearance at the Essence Black Women in Music gala where she presents her friend Missy Elliott with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
She is surrounded by her “glam team” Preston, Robert & Janet Zeitoun.
January 27 : Janet flies back to London.
February 14 : Johvonnie releases her memoirs “Bastard Child”.
Janet has lunch with Randy in London.
She posts a video message on her social medias to thank her fans for their love & support during Justin Timberlake’s Superbowl.
February 16 + 28 + March 2 + March 6 : Janet is spotted in London.
March 8 : Janet posts a selfie on her social medias for International Woman’s Day with the lyrics of her song “New Agenda”.
March 9 : Janet attends “HER” concert at the Koko Club in London with Jareiq “JQ” Kabara.
April 12 : Janet launches a dance contest #DanceWithJanet for her upcoming summer tour.
April 23 : Janet announces a new tour in the US next summer.
Dance auditions start in L.A with Janet’s Team (Gil, Preston, JQ, Joey Harris & the J Tribe).
Janet stays in London but watches the auditions on FaceTime.
May 7 : Billboard announces that Janet will be receiving this year’s Icon Award on May 20 and will giver her first TV performance in 9 years!
May 9 : Back in L.A, Janet makes a photoshoot for the upcoming cover of Billboard Magazine with the J Tribe (make up by Preston, hair bt Janet)
She also gives her first interview since 2012!
May 13 : Janet is spotted with Eissa in a park in L.A on Mother’s Day.
May 16 : Janet celebrates her 52nd birthday in L.A with the J Tribe while they are rehearsing for the upcoming Billboard Icon Award performance.
May 17 : Janet’s Billboard Magazine cover story is online.
May 20 : Live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Janet walks the red carpet of the Billboard Music Awards with her team (Joey, Preston, Janet & Robert). She performs a medley of Nasty/If/Throb with 40 dancers and then Bruno Mars presents her with the Icon Award. Katherine, Rebbie, Austin & Yashi are her guests and sit front row.
Prince & Randy Jackson are backstage (but not together).
Paris reveals on Instagram that she was not informed by her management or family about this award but she congratulates Janet on her Insta Story.
Janet attends the Official BBMA’s After Party with many stars including Bruno Mars, Ciara, Tyra Banks and Salt N Pepa.
May 30 : Janet shares a picture of her in the recording studio on her social medias. At night she goes to the Choreographers Carnival in L.A with Gil & Preston.
June 02 : Janet calls the police over concern for her 1-year-old child, Eissa Al Mana.A watch commander with the Malibu County Sheriff’s Office tells ET that police responded to a call shortly before 10 p.m. at the Nobu Hotel, where they were called to check on the welfare of Jackson’s son, who was with his father, Wissam Al Mana. Jackson was not on the scene at the time.
June 11 : Janet, Gil & the J Tribe start reheasing for the Essence Festival and second leg of the State Of The World Your in L.A.
Janet visits her former trainer Tony Martinez and poses with his baby girl.
June 19 : Janet’s upcoming cover of the July issue of Essence Magazine is revealed.
June 22 : Janet’s Essence Magazine cover story hit the newsstands.
The 89-year-old Jackson family patriarch has been battling the illness “for some time,” the outlet says, but is “at the end stages” and “the cancer cannot be treated.”
Family, including wife Katherine, has been at his bedside, sources tell TMZ. Jackson’s children and grandchildren have also made visits.
On Wednesday, son Jermaine told the Daily Mail, “He’s very, very frail, he doesn’t have long. The family needs to be by his bedside – that’s our only intention in his final days.”
Janet is presented with the inaugural impact award during the Radio Disney Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
June 27 : Joe Jackson passes away in a Las Vegas hospice surrounded by family.
The Jackson family gathers to mourn him and prepare for the funerals.
July 01 : Last day of rehearsals in L.A for Janet and her crew.
July 2 : Many members of the Jackson family attended a private service for Joe Jackson held at Forest Lawn in Glendale, CA.
Among others : Katherine, Rebbie, Austin, Janet (with her son Eissa), LaToya, Jackie (with children and grandchildren), Marlon, Tito (with children and grandchildren), Randy, Jermaine Jr (with wife Asa), Joh’Vonnie (with daughter Yasmine), Paris & Bigi, Stevie Wonder & Johnny Gill.
Prior to the service some family members gathered at Hayvenhurst, the family home since 1971.
After the service they had lunch at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena,
July 4 : Janet posts a video on Instagram to thank her fans for their support. Then she flies with her crew from L.A to New Orleans;
July 5 : Janet and her crew start dress rehearsals in New Orleans for the Essence Festival.
July 6 : Janet meets Al Sharpton in New Orleans.
July 8 : Janet kicks off the second leg of her “State Of The World Tour”(SOTW2) with a 2 hour show at the Mercedes-Benz Dome in New Orleans as part of the Essence Music Festival.
Many stars watch her performance including friends Missy Elliott, Jermaine Dupri & Johnny Gill.
Janet pays tribute to her father during the song “Together Again”.
July 10 : Janet & her crew attend a party in a Austin Club.
July 11 : 2nd concert of SOTW2 at the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin. Janet sings “Truth” for the very first time.
July 13 : 3rd concert of the SOTW2 at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavillon in Rogers.
July 15 : 4th concert of the SOTW2 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati.
July 18 : 5th concert of the SOTW2 at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse.
July 20 : 6th concert of the SOTW2 in Hershey.
July 22-25 : Janet shoots the music video for “Make For Now” directed by Dave Meyers in New York City. The song and video features Daddy Yankee.
July 25 : The Jacksons perform in Santander, Spain.
July 26 : 7th concert of the SOTW2 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs.
July 27 : Janet attends a party hosted by Alexander Wang in Manhattan with Gil, Preston, Whyley and the Kids.
July 28 : 8th concert of the SOTW2 at the Randall’s Island Park in New York as part of the Panorama NYC Music Festival.
July 29 : 9th concert of the SOTW2 at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphiteater in Virginia Beach.
August 1 : 10th concert of the SOTW2 at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh.
August 2 : Brittny Jackson Sanchez gives birth to Scout Britnny Sanchez, her 4th child.
August 3 : 11th concert of the SOTW2 at the PNC Music Pavillon in Charlotte.
August 5 : 12th concert of the SOTW2 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
August 7 : 13th concert of the SOTW2 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
August 10 : 14th concert of the SOTW2 at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena in Stateline.
August 12 : 15th concert of the SOTW2 at the Golden Gate Park in San Franscisco.
August 13 : Janet announces her new single “Made For Now” will be released on August 17th. She flies to New York with her team.
August 15 : In NYC, Janet visits a gravelly ill Aretha Franklin at her home, then she tapes her performance of “Made For Now’ on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (directed by Gil) and finally she visits the SIRIUSXM Radio Station to tape an interview.
August 16 : Janet tapes an appearance on MTV’s TRL on Times Square.
Janet makes a surprise appearance during a fan only listening session of “Made For Now” at Spotify NYC.
August 17 : “Made For Now” is released on Spotify & Apple Music. The video premieres on You Tube. Janet’s taped apperances on TRL and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon are aired.
At night Janet attends the “Made For Me” Release Party at Samsung 837 in NYC with her whole team including Gil, Preston & Daddy Yankee.
August 18 : Janet & Daddy Yankee attend the 44th Annual Harlem Week.
August 23 : Back in L.A, Janet visits the Radio Disney Studios for an interview.
August 24 : Janet visits the 92.3 Radio Studio in L.A for an interview with DJ Hed.
August 25 : Toyia Jackson gives birth to a baby girl named Skyy Okhi Enid Jackson, it’s her third child with Siggy Jackson.
August 26 : Janet makes a stunning appearance on the Black Girls Rock Awards Red Carpet in Newark, New Jersey.
Later that night, Ciara presents Janet with the Rock Star Award.
The presentation ceremony will air on BET on September 9.
August 27 : Janet visits the radios stations 103.9, 107.5 and Hot 97 in NYC for promotional interviews.
August 29 : Janet releases a short video directed by social media star BlameItOnKway’s . Shot only a week ago at iconic Studio 60, the video aesthetically continues Janet’s recent “Made For Now” video, with the queen at her rightful throne, as King Bach and Kway dance for her approval.
August 30 : Missy Elliott presents Janet with the BMI Icon Award during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall
A special tribute of Janet songs is performed by Jussie Smollett (“That’s the Way Love Goes”), Justine Skye (“Let’s Wait Awhile”), Normani (“The Pleasure Principle”) and Teyana Taylor (“I Get Lonely”) and H.E.R (Anytime Anyplace).
August 31 : Janet visits several radio stations in Atlanta for promotional interviews.
September 5 : Janet appears on the cover of In Style’s October issue with an exclusive interview and new photoshoot. In the interview Janet speaks for the first time of the abuse she went through in her last marriage.
September 7 : Back in L.A, Janet visits several radio stations for promotional interviews.
September 13/14 : Back in London, Janet visits several radio stations for promotional interviews.
September 19 + 23 : Janet is spotted in London.
September 24 : Janet flies from London to San Francisco.
September 25 : Janet & the kids rehearse in San Francisco.
September 26 : Janet performs a 45 minutes concert at the Bill Graham Civic Center (Private event). She adds “Made For Now” to the setlist at the end.
September 29 : Janet performs a 60 minutes concert at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, NYC and the performance is broadcasted live around the world on You Tube ans MSNBC. Naomi Campbell introduces her and for this special event she invites Q Tip on Got T’il It’s Gone and the dancers of the “Made For Now”. Her whole team is there to support her including Randy.
September 30 : Janet performs a concert at the Mohegan Sun Festival in Connecticut.
October 2 : Janet performs the last concert of the second leg of the SOTW Tour at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City.
October 16 : Janet is back in L.A and in the recording studio with JP Castillo and Tommy Parker. At night she has dinner with Gil, Preston and Cassandra.
October 17 : MTV announces that Janet will receive this year’s MTV EMA Global Icon Award and will perform at the award ceremony on November 4 in Bilbao, Spain.
October 31 : Janet and her team start rehearsing for the upcoming EMA’s in Bilbao, Spain.
November 4 : Live from Bilbao, Janet performs a medley of “Made For Now”, “All For You” and “Rhythm Nation” at the MTV EMA’s and Jason Derulo presents her with the Global Icon Award.
November 21 : Thayana gives birth to a baby daughter named Taylor Aurora Sco Jackson.
November 26 : Janet and Daddy Yankee have released a Latin version of their song “Made for Now,” which features Jackson singing in Spanish and more verses from Daddy Yankee.
November 27 : Janet has partnered with Paradigm Talent Agency for global representation in all areas including touring, theatrical, film, branding and beyond, the company announced today. She was previously with WME.
“Janet Jackson is one of the most iconic and culturally significant artists of all time and we are thrilled to partner with her to create global opportunities for her as an artist and for the art she creates,” said Sam Gores, Chairman and CEO of Paradigm. “We will also seek inspiring opportunities to support Janet’s long history and dedication to social activism and female and gender advocacy.”
December 3 : Janet is spotted in London.
December 13 : Preston, Robert & Cassidy join Janet in Hong Kong to prepare her for upcoming public appearance.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year’s inductees: Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will all join the class of 2019.
The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on March 29th. An edited version of the event will air later on HBO alongside a SiriusXM radio broadcast. Ticket details will be announced in January.
December 14 : Janet attends 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong, China where she is presented with the Inspiration Award. Backstage she poses with boys band BTS.
December 22 : Janet attends Preston’s surprise birthday party in L.A with Gil.
She announces new concert dates in Japan in February 2019.
December 30 : Janet goes to the FunkBoxNYC at the Cielo night-club in NYC.
December 31 : Janet spends New Year’s Eve at her NYC home with Eissa.