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Janet Jackson: Singer’s Las Vegas ‘Metamorphosis’ Residency Grosses $13M

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Janet Jackson (via Instagram)

*Janet Jackson wrapped her 18-date “Metamorphosis” Las Vegas residency earlier this month, grossing $13 million and selling 76,813 tickets for the shows held at the Park Theater at Park MGM Hotel. 

The music event ran from July 24 to Aug. 17, and according to Billboard, on average, Jackson raked in $722,000 and sold over 4,000 tickets per night.

The music icon is listed as one of the biggest Vegas performers of this decade ahead of Celine Dion’s $704,000 opening pace (2011), Britney Spears’ $679,000 (2013) and the Backstreet Boys’ $593,000 (2017), per The Inquisitr.

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Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004

Back in February when the shows were announced, the description teased how “Metamorphosis” would “peel back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon.”

Adding, “The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album Rhythm Nation. Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey. She encourages her audiences to find their own light within themselves through her Metamorphosis.”

The setlist contained many of Jackson’s No. 1 hits, per Setlist.fm:

  1. “Empty”
    2. “Feedback”
    3. “Trust a Try”
    4. “If”
    5. “You”
    6. “What Have You Done for Me Lately”
    7. “Control”
    8. “Nasty”
    9. “The Pleasure Principle”
    10. “When I Think of You”
    11. “R&B Junkie”
    12. “The Best Things in Life Are Free”
    13. “That’s the Way Love Goes”
    14. “Got ’til It’s Gone”
    15. “Come Back to Me”
    16. “Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)”
    17. “Let’s Wait Awhile”
    18. “China Love”
    19. “Together Again”
    20. “All for You”
    21. “I Get Lonely”
    22. “Moist”
    23. “Any Time, Any Place”
    24. “Go Deep”
    25. “Come On Get Up”
    26. “Rock With U”
    27. “Throb”
    28. “All Nite (Don’t Stop)”
    29. “State of the World”
    30. “The Knowledge”
    31. “Miss You Much”
    32. “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”
    33. “Alright”
    34. “Escapade”
    35. “Black Cat”
    36. “Rhythm Nation”
    37. “So Excited” (Encore)
    38. “Made for Now” (Encore)
Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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