Janet’s timeline : 2009

January 18 : Janet & Gil arrive at Heathrow International Airport in London after flying in from Los Angeles.

January 20 : Janet has dinner at Mayfair restaurant Cipriani  with Gil, supermodels Jerry Hall and Caprice, and Prince Azem of Brunei and then they go to nearby nightclub Mahiki for a party in celebration of President Obama’s inauguration.

January 21 : LaToya (who has just been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house) and Tito visit Janet at her London hotel.

January 23 : Janet & Gil fly back to L.A.

January 26 : Janet has postponed her “Rock Witchu Tour” in Japan next month because of the global financial crisis. The tour will be rescheduled for later this year. New dates are expected to be announced in late March.

February 08 : Jimmy Jam reveals that he is currently working on a new project with Janet.

March 01 : Janet has lunch with Johnny Gil at a burrito restaurant in El Chavo, California.

March 21 : Janet flies from L.A to Atlanta.

March 24 : Janet & JD fly from Atlanta to NYC.

March 25 : Janet & JD visit the Waverly Inn in NYC.

April : Janet starts recording new tracks with Jimmy Jam in Los Angeles.

May 14 : Janet attend Katherine & Joe 60th wedding anniversary at an Indian restaurant in Beverly Hills with the whole family (Jackie, Rebbie, Tito, Jermaine, Latoya, Marlon, Michael and their children). Randy is the only one not attending. This is the last time Michael sees most of his family including Janet & LaToya.

May 16 : Janet celebrates her 43rd birthday with her nephew Austin.

May 25 : Janet and her brother Jermaine are spotted leaving Nice in France.

June 07 : Janet attends LaToya’s surprise birthday party in L.A with Joe, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Taj, Taryll, TJ, Auggie, Jermaine, Jr, Autumn, Jaimy, Jeremy, Jourdyn, Genevieve, Steveanna, Randy Jr, Donte and Jaafar. Michael does not attend the party.

June 11 : Janet arrives in London with Gil. She attends the launch of the MCM store and charity event held by Prince Azim of Brunei.

June 13 : Janet & Gil attend Prince Azim of Brunei’s birthday party at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire with many stars (Mariah Carey, Joan Collins etc.).

June 16 : Janet & Gil fly back to NYC.

June 22 : Filming has started on “Why Did I Get Married, Too” in Atlanta, Georgia. Janet’s character Patricia from the original film is being reprised along with the entire original cast. Janet is still in New York City preparing to leave soon to Atlanta.
Release of “Why Did I Get Married, Too” is expected in April 2010.

June 25 : LaToya calls Janet and tells her the tragic news that Michael has just died from cardiac arrest! Her manager Kenneth Crear releases the following statement as reported live on CNN: “Janet Jackson is grief stricken and devastated at the sudden loss of her brother. She is in pre-production for a movie and is flying immediately to California to be with her family.”

Janet flies from NYC to L.A. At night Janet goes to Michael’s Carolwood home with LaToya, Jeffré Phillips, Ron Boud. Rebbie, Katherine & Trent.

June 27 : Janet sends moving trucks to Michael’s home in Beverly Hills.

June 28 : Janet makes a surprise appearance at the BET Awards where she gives a short speech on behalf of the Jackson family thanking everyone for their support following the death of her brother Michael. The previously scheduled awards show ends up turning into a tribute to the King of Pop, who is honored throughout the entire night.

July 05 : Janet and JD are spotted getting burgers and drinks in Malibu, California ((it’s the last time they are seen together before they break up)

July 06 : The Jackson family has a private open coffin viewing of Michael’s body at Forest Lawn cemetary with Karen Faye and Michael Bush’ s help to make Michael look beautiful for eternity.

July 07 : The whole Jackson family and friends attend a private memorial early in the morning at Forest Lawn cemetary. Then they go to the public memorial at the Staples Center in downtown L.A. The tribute show is aired live all around the world. At the end, the Jackson family and all the artist perform “We Are The World” and “Heal The World” with Prince, Paris and Blanket. Paris ends the tribute with a moving speech calling Michael “the best daddy you could ever imagine” before breaking in Janet’s arms. Following the memorial at Staples, the family has a lunch reception at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel ballroom with a couple hundred of their nearest and dearest friends.

July 8 : Janet flies to the Bahamas to start the filming of “Why Did I Get Married II”.

Late July : Janet completes the filming of Why Did I Get Married, Too? in Atlanta.

August 3 : Janet’s official website, janetjackson.com re-opens with a new look and new features. In addition, the site contains links to Janet’s official YouTube, Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook pages.

The website states: Later this year, Janet will publish her first book, providing an intimate look at her life and how she has dealt with issues of self-esteem. Janet will reveal aspects not known before about her uniquely successful career not only in music but in television and motion pictures. The next months and new year will also bring another film starring Janet as she joins Tyler Perry in his sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too, followed by a new album slated to released during the first quarter of 2010.

August 4 : Janet’s 1st post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “Hey you guys, Welcome, explore, Thank you for all the love http://www.janetjackson.com

August 6 :  New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “I just finished working on the film, “Why Did I Get Married Too.” I’m looking forward to getting started on my new album!”

August 14 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “Hangin’ out with my babies Rocky n Bullwinkle while writing songs for the new project.”

August 24 : The Foundation for AIDS Research, also known as amfAR, has officially announced in a press release that Janet will co-chair amfAR Milano on September 28, along with Asia Argento, Roberto Bolle, Dr. Hermann Buhlbecker, Andrea Castronovo, Dean and Dan Caten, Lapo Elkann, and Cristina Lucchini.

August 29 : Janet writes a message with a picture of her and Michael as children on her official websites.

September 03 : Michael is finally buried in The Great Mausoleum at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA. The service is attended by approximately 200 family and close friends. The pallbearers are Michael’s five brothers : Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson. At the beginning of the ceremony, Prince, Paris & Blanket put a crown on their father’s coffin to signify the final resting place of the King of Pop. The opening prayer is delivered by Pastor Lucius Smith. Gladys Knight sings the gospel hymn “His Eye Is on the Sparrow,” accompanied by Greg Phillinganes. Songwriter Clifton Davis sings The Jackson 5 song “Never Can Say Goodbye,” Following the funerals the family and the guests go to Villa Sorriso Ristorante — an Italian restaurant in Pasadena.

September 07 : Janet starts rehearsing for a Michael Jackson tribute at the MTV Video Awards in a L.A studio with Wade Robsin, Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Cris Judd, Travis Payne, Tina Landon, Dave Scott, Tyce Diorio, Jerry Slaughter, Laurie Ann Gibson & Gil Duldulao.

September 09 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :
“Janet graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar featuring new interview & photos (From Janet’s web team) “. In the article, Janet reveals for the first time that she has indeed split with Jermaine Dupri, confirming rumors that they had broken up this summer.

The title of her new book “True You” is also confirmed and will be released next year. The article also states that her new album will come out next spring and that she will go on tour next year, however it does not explain whether the tour simply means a promotional tour or a concert tour.

September 11 : Janet arrives in NYC.

September 12 : Janet makes her dress rehearsals at the Radio City Music Hall.

September 13 : Janet opens the MTV Video Music Awards with a special performance of Scream in tribute to Michael. Gil Duldulao & Tina Landon are among the dancers with her.

Following her performance, a brand new song by Janet titled “Make Me” is released onto her official website, www.janetjackson.com  as a surprise gift to her fans.

September 14 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “Thank u for ur endless love n support!” “I hope u guys enjoyed us tonight. It was very special for me n I have a very special gift for all of u. http://www.janetjackson.com

Music industry website All Access.com begins listing in the upcoming releases section of their site a a greatest hits album by Janet titled #1’s  to be released on November 17  by A&M/Interscope Records.

Janet attends the Marc Jacobs fashion show afterparty at Club Hiro in downtown Manhattan.

September 16 : Janet joins Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Baily and a group of editors and designers for dinner at Indochine to celebrate Janet’s cover of the October issue of the magazine.

September 17 : Janet attends the Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 show during New York Fashion Week where she poses with Dylan Lauren, daughter of Ralph Lauren.

Online store Amazon.com has begun taking pre-orders for Janet’s upcoming greatest hits album, Number1’s.

The store lists it as being a 2-disc package, retailing for $19.98 and being released by Hip-O Records on November 17, 2009.

September 19 : MTV premieres “The Making Of Janet Jackson’s Video Music Award Tribute Performance”

September 22 : Janet arrives at the Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy.

“Make Me” is released digitally as the 1st and only single from “Number Ones”

September 24 : Janet attends the Giorgio Armani Fashion Show as part of the Milan Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 at the Milano Fashion Center.

September 25 :  Janet attends the Versace show as part of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010. Later she attends Donatella Versace after party where she is joined by JD.

New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :

“Janet’s New Single “Make Me” is Now Available on iTunes & Amazon! (From Janet’s web team) “

September 26 :  Janet attends the presentation of Vicini Spring/Summer Collection as part of Milan Fashion Week.

September 28 : Janet attends the inaugural amfAR Milano event at La Permanente Milano.

September 29 : Janet arrives in Paris where she is staying at her friend Wissam Al Mana’s private place, a high-profile Qatari businessman.

October 02 : Janet attends the Lanvin Pret a Porter show as part of the Paris Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010

New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “The @amfAR evening was so special. It’s amazing how much we raised for AIDS research in just 1 night – over $1Million. Thank u everyone.” “Enjoying some time in Paris for Fashion Week n some meetings. It is beautiful here. I love Paris!”

October 5 : Janet attends the ‘Mario de Janeiro Testino’ book launch at Cafe Carmen in Paris.

October 6 : Janet has dinner with her make up artist Fran at the restaurant Gingers in Paris.

October 8 : Janet and her entourage leave Paris and fly back to Los Angeles.

October 13 : Universal Music Enterprises today sends a press release to announce Janet’s upcoming greatest hits compilation, Number Ones. The release confirms the previously announced November 17 release date in the US and reveals a November 23 international release date. The international edition of the album will be titled Janet Jackson: The Best. The press release spells the album’s title as “Number Ones” and not “#1’s” as it was previously being referred to.

-New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “Janet’s Greatest Hits Celebrated On NUMBER ONES: In Stores November 17! (From Janet’s web team)”

October 17 : Auditions take place in L.A for Janet’s upcoming video.

October 19 : UK radio station Capital FM announces that Janet will perform at their annual Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday, December 6.
Her appearance will occur on the second day of the two-day event. Tickets for the show sold out before Janet’s appearance was announced.-New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :“I selected some great dancers with Gil this weekend for my new team. Looking forward to working with you guys! Thank u to the 150 plus dancers who came out n auditioned.”

October 20 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “I’ve spent some more time in the studio with Rodney n I can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve created.”

October 21 : Randy Jackson calls a meeting at Janet’s home in Los Angeles. In the presence of Katherine, Rebbie, Jackie, Janet, Randy, Leonard Rowe and five probate attorneys, Brian Oxman presents all the evidence that Michael’s Will is a fake

October 22 : Producer Rodney Jerkins speaks with MTV.com to discuss Janet’s upcoming album, due early next year.

October 24 : Janet attend the UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun at Staples Center in Los Angeles with Will I Am and Rodney Jerkins among others.

October 27 : Katherine, Rebbie, Latoya, Randy & Janet decline an invitation to the “This Is It” premiere in L.A.

October 31 : Janet attends the Grand Prix Ball in Abu Dhabi.

November 2-4 : In L.A, Janet shoots the video for “Make Me”  directed by Robert Hales and featuring  Gil and the new “Kids”.

November 4 : Entertainment Tonight shows a preview of the trailer for Why Did I Get Married Too?

Janet will perform on the X FACTOR in the UK on 6th December.

-New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : The countdown to Number Ones has started! Visit Janet’s newly designed site (From Janet’s web team)http://www.janetjackson.com

November 6 : Janet takes Prince, Paris, Blanket, Jaafar and Jermajesty to a shopping spree and later they go to Cirque Du Soleil in Santa Monica.

November 7 : Janet tapes her ABC’s interview with Robin Roberts from her Malibu home.

November 11 : ABC airs a commercial  announcing that the upcoming American Music Awards will be kicked off with “eight minutes of Janet Jackson.”

New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “The Make Me video shoot was long but turned out wonderfully. It was great working with Robert Hales. Some of my family stopped by to see some of the dancing. It felt good to have them there”

November 12 : Janet has lunch with Tyra Banks in Bevery Hills.

November 13 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :

“I’m back in rehearsals with the kids – getting ready for our performance @ the AMAs! ”

November 14 : New Janet post on Twitter/Facebook/My Space :

“Thank you to the hundreds of people who showed up for the first Janet Number Ones Flash Mob today! There is a rumor that Janet is going to be at the 2nd Flash Mob at 2pm @ The Grove! We’re not sure about the 3rd”. – Janet’s web team

Janet attends a fan flashmob in L.A.

November 16 : Janet gives a phone interview to the Ryan Seacrest Radio Show on KIIS FM

 New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “It was great to sit down with Robin for the ABC Special. I hope you guys watch n enjoy the interview Nov 18”

“Hey guys, we’re going to do a scavenger hunt this week to win a phone call/voicemail from Janet, & an autographed… ”

November 16-21 : Janet & the Kids rehearse at the Nokia Theatre for their upcoming AMA’s performance.

November 17 : Number Ones is released in the US.

November 18 : In an interview on ABC’s “In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts”, Janet speaks for the first time about Michael’s death and she reveals that she is single.

November 21 : The “Make Me” video is premiered in ABC’s 20/20.

November 22 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “It’s almost show time – getting excited! I hope u tune in to see our performance tonite. @OfficialAMAs  7:50 PM Nov 22nd”

Live from the Nokia Theatre, Janet opens the American Music Awards ceremony with a 8 minutes medley of “Control”, “What Have You Done For Me Lately”, “Miss You Much”, “If”, “Make Me” and “Together Again”. Later Janet hosts an after-party at Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel Westwood to celebrate the release of “Number Ones” with Ciara, Melody Thornton, D. Woods, Brett Ratner, and Russell Simmons among others.

November 23 : “Number Ones” is released in Europe under the title “The Best”.

Janet has dinner with her nephew Austin for his 24th birthday with Rodney Jerkins (who produces both Janet & Austin new albums)

November 24 : The whole family gathers at Hayvenhurst to have pre-Thanksgiving dinner with Prince, Paris & Blanket

December 3 : Janet arrives in London from L.A.

New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “Hey u guys! I’m in the UK rehearsing for Sunday’s Jingle Bell Ball n @TheXFactor  I love London!”.

December 6 :Janet performs “All For You” and “Make Me” on X Factor UK’ s season finale. Shortly after Janet closes the show at this weekend’s Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 Arena singing a medley of her hits.

Janet heads straight from her set to dinner at Mr Chow’s followed by nightclub Whisky Mist in Mayfair.

December 7 : Janet arrives in Paris travelling on the Eurostar from St Pancras International station. She goes shopping with her friend Wissam Al Mana.

December 13 : A&E Network airs the 1st episode of The Jacksons : A Family Dynasty, a US reality show based on the lives of Jermaine, Marlon, Tito & Jackie and their plan to release an album and tour in celebration of the 40 anniversary of the band. Janet’s voice can be heard in this episode during a phone conversation between her and The Jacksons on her last birthday.

December 17 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “I had a nice mellow evening n NYC @AliciaKeys private party. It’s always nice spending time with u Alicia”.

December 21 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “My recent cover shoot for @WonderlandMag was so much fun. Make sure u check it out n February”.

December 22 : New Janet posts on Twitter/Facebook/My Space : “It’s official! Every song on “Number Ones” is a #1 hit! Janet’s “Make Me” is #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Club Chart! -”

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