Janet’s timeline : 1993

Randy moves to Hayvenhurst with Alejandra and their children Genevieve and Randy Jr.

January : Janet returns to Minneapolis with Rene to resume the recording sessions of her new album with Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam.

February 24 : Janet attends the Grammy Awards where she presents Michael with the Grammy Legend Award.

March : Janet hires Tina London as new choreographer and they audition dancers for the new project. The “Kids” include Shawnette Heard, Tish Oliver, Kelly Konno & Nikki Panterpurg.

Together they shoot the video for “That’s The Way Love Goes” (directed by Rene and featuring Jennifer Lopez).

March 10 :  Janet attends the unveiling of Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam’ star on the Hollywwood Walk Of Fame with Quincy Jones and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

April : “That’s The Way Love Goes” is released as the 1st single released from “Janet”. It peaks at #1 on Hot 100 Billboard. Janet goes to Europe with Rene & the Kids to promote the album and perform the song in many TV shows including :

-Paris (France) : Les Années Tubes (aired on April 19), M6 Studios (aired on April 20), Studios des Buttes-Chaumont on Sacrée Soirée (aired on April 22).

-Olympiahalle, Innsbruck (Austria) : Wetten, dass..? aus Innsbruck aired on April 17.

-London (England) : Top Of The Pops aired on April 24.

May :  Janet is on the cover of Essence & Glamour magazines.

May 18 : The album Janet is released by Virgin. It peaks at #1 on Billboard 200.

June 9 : Janet and director John Singleton attend the Liberty Hill Foundation’s 11th Annual Upton Sinclair Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

June 21 : In L.A Janet & the kids start rehearsing for Janet’s world tour and her upcoming VMA’s performance.

June 28 : Janet, Tina & the Kids shoot the video for “If” (directed by Dominic Sena).

July 13 : “If” is released as the 2nd single from “Janet”. It peaks at #4 on Hot 100 Billboard.

July 21 : In Hollywood , Janet attends the premiere of “Poetic Justice” with Rene, John Singleton & Tupac.

July 23 : “Poetic Justice’ is released in US theatres. According to Box Office Mojo, Poetic Justice made $27,515,786 in the domestic box office with the budget being $14,000,000. For its opening weekend it opened at #1 with over $11,000,000 in ticket sales. It ranked #20 for the year of 1993 openings and #21 for highest R-rated movies of 1993.

August : Janet is on the cover of US magazine, Young & Modern magazine & Jet (with Tupac).

Janet & Rene meet with Coca Cola to discuss a multi million dollars deal.

August 1 : Janet makes a photoshoot with by George Holz for US Weekly in Los Angeles.

August 23 :The media reveal that Michael is under criminal investigation for child molestation which becomes of the biggest scandals of all time and will dominate newspapers, magazines, TV shows and tabloids for many months to come…

Soon after, Janet’s deal with Coca Cola is canceled.

September : Janet is on the cover of Rolling Stone & Ebony magazines.

September 2 : Janet performs “That’s The Way Love Goes” & “If” at the MTV Video Music Awards life from the Gibson Amphitheater in L.A. Many attendees at the MTV Video Music Awards express well wishes for Michael.

October : Janet, Rene & the Kids go to Hawaii to rehearse for the next tour.

October 12 : “Again” is released as the third single from “Janet” along with a video directed by Rene. It peaks at #1 on Hot 100 Billboard.

October 31 : Joe’s father, Samuel Jackson dies at the age of 90.

November 24 : Janet kicks off the “Janet World Tour” at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Early in her performance she asks her audience to bow their heads and say a silent prayer “for my brother Michael”.

MTV interviews Janet and her team of dancers and musicians before the opening night of the tour. The interview airs a few days later along with the full performances of “If” and “Rhythm Nation”.

November 26 : Janet gives a concert at the Sky Dome in Toronto, Canada.

November 28 + 29 : Janet gives two concerts at the US Air Arena in Landover, US

Janet is on the cover of Jet magazine.

December 1 : Janet gives a concert at the Rosemont Horizon in Chicago, US.

December 02 : Janet gives a concert at the Target Center in Minneapolis, US.

December 04 : Janet gives a concert at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, US.

December 08 : LaToya shocks the world by holding a midnight press conference in Tel Aviv, Istrael where she says that she “can no longer be a silent collaborator” to Michael’s ‘crimes against young innocent victims”. Her husband and manager Jack Gordon is by her side.
The Jackson family reacts immediately and holds a press conference at Hayvenhurst to refute LaToya’s claims. Katherine, Joe, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito & Randy tell CNN that LaToya has been brainwashed by her “money hungry” husband Jack Gordon.

December 11 : Margaret Maldonado leaves Jermaine & Hayvenhurst with Jeremy & Jourdyn.

December 17 + 18 + 22 + 23 : Janet gives 4 concerts at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, US.

December 28 : Janet gives a concert at the RI-Civic Center in Providence (which started an hour and a half late due to a technical problem).

December 30 : Janet gives a concert at the CT-Civic Center in Hartford.

December 31 : Janet celebrates New Year’s eve on stage with a concert and a countdown at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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