Janet’s timeline : 2002

January 9 : Janet gives a press conference in Tokyo, Japan and then she accepts an American Music Awards via satellite.

January 12+13 : Janet gives two concerts at the Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan.

January 16 : Janet appears at an album signing at an HMV store in Tokyo . While at the signing, Janet is interviewed by the radio station J-Wave 81.3 FM and is presented with an award for having the best selling album of 2001 at HMV stores

January 17+18 : Janet gives two concerts at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

January 25 : Janet gives a concert at the Freedom Hall in Louisville.

January 26 : Janet gives a concert at the Assembly Hall in Champaign.

January 29 : Janet gives a concert at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Canada.

January 30 : Janet gives a concert at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

February 1 : Janet gives a concert at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park.

February 2 : Janet gives a concert at the Etess Arena in Atlantic City.

February 5 : Janet gives a concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.

February 6 : Janet gives a concert at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale.

February 8 : Janet gives a concert at the First Union Arena in Wilkes-Barre.

February 09 : Janet gives a concert at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton.

February 10 : Janet goes to New York City to promote her upcoming HBO Special in Hawaii.

February 11 : Janet tapes appearances on the Rosie O’Donnell Show and Late Show With David Letterman.

February 12 : Janet tapes appearances on Good Morning America & The View.

February 13 : Janet arrives in Hawaii.

February 14 : Janet films the opening sequence for the HBO Special.

February 15 : Janet rehearses for her HBO Special.

February 16 : 72nd and last concert of the All For You Tour at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Missy Elliot does a surprise performance during the song “Son Of A Gun”.
Katherine, Rebbie, LaToya & Jermaine Dupri attend the concert.

February 17 : Janet “Live in Hawaii” is broadcasted on HBO.

February 21 : Birth of Michael’s new son Prince Michael II at the Grossmont Hospital in San Diego, California. Michael soon nicknames him Blanket!

February 27 : Janet, along with singer Gloria Estefan and actor Matthew McConaughey, presents the Album of the Year award to the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack during the Grammy Awards Ceremony held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

March 8 : Jimmy Jam presents Janet with the Entertainer Of  The Year Award at the NABOB Awards in Washington DC.

March 24 : Janet attends the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton’s in West Hollywood, California where she gets to see Diana Ross.

April 14 : Janet opens the MTV Icon ceremony with a speech in tribute of Aerosmith held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.

April 20 : Janet is presented with the “Wannabe Award” at the Nickoldeon Kids Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

April 27 : Janet attends an N’SYNC concert in Fl Lauderdale (Florida).

May :  Katherine, Jackie, LaToya, Tito, Janet, Rebbie & Randy stage an intervention at Neverland to help Michael on his prescription-drug dependency. Michael & LaToya are reunited 14 years after their last meeting during the 1988 Bad Tour. Michael introduces them to Blanket.

May 2 : Janet joins her friend Jermaine Dupri (JD)  in Atlanta at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA to pay respects to Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes who just died in a car accident.

Soon after, Janet & JD start dating.

May 19 : JD throws a birthday bash for Janet’ s 36th birthday. The party is held in the private room at the popular South Beach dance club Kiss Steakhouse with several celebrity friends including Jay-Z, Ashanti & Missy Elliot.

May 31 : Janet is presented  with the first ever Essence Awards Reader’s Choice Entertainer of the Year Award at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles .  Later in the evening she also presents producing team Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis with the Excellence in Music Award.

June 20 : Janet is presented with the Recording Academy’s Governors Award at the annual National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills. Katherine, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy, Rebbie, Yashi and Jimmy Jam attend the event.

June 23/24 : Janet shoots the video for “Feel It Boy” (a duet she recently recorded with Beenie Man), at a beach in southern California.

June 24 : Janet’s HBO concert in Hawai is released on DVD.

June 25 : Janet presents the Video Of The Year Award to Puff Daddy at the BET Awards at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. Rebbie and Austin Brown attend the ceremony.

“Feel It Boy” is released as a single.

June 28 : Janet inducts Kathleen Battle into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame.

July 5 : Janet & JD attend Missy Elliot birthday party in Miami with Justin Timberlake among others.

July 18 : Janet presents JD with an award at the Atlanta Heroes Awards Presented by The Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA,

July 24 : World premiere of the “Feel It Boy” on BET.

September 19 : Janet has completed vocals for the song “(And She Said) Take Me Now” which will appear on Justin Timberlake first solo album “Justified” to be released on november 5.

Late september : Janet takes JD to the Carribean Island of Mustique for a two week vacation celebrating his 30th birthday.  They officially become an item.

September 29 : It is announced that Janet has been chosen to record a new song for the “Chicago” movie soundtrack.

October 9 : Janet introduces President Bill Clinton at the Democraric National Commitee “Every Vote Counts” fundraiser in Washington.

November 6 :  Janet, Jimmy & Terry continue the recording sessions at Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles.

November 18 : Janet & JD attend Puff Daddy’s birthday party at The Supper Club at The Supper Club in New York City.

November 20 : Janet makes a photoshoot for Harper Bazaar magazine in NYC.

November 25 : Janet introduces her new boyfriend Jermaine Dupri to the Jackson family during Thanksgiving dinner at Hayvenhurst.

November 26 : It is announced that the song Janet recorded for “Chicago” won’t be on the soundtrack after all.

December 5 : Janet & JD attend the premiere of the movie “Drumline” in Atlanta.

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