Her daring new cut. Her own Barbie doll. A gutsy performance in For Colored Girls. There are plenty of reasons to be obsessed with Janet Jackson right now.
Here's another: the iconic performer is going on a "Number Ones" world tour performing only her 35 Number One hits in 35 cities across the globe. It will launch in Hong Kong on February 14, 2011 after the city won her online contest to be the first stop on her tour (yes, I'm jealous).
Ferocia and I saw her perform at ESSENCE Music Festival and she was simply incredible. It was one of the highlights of 2010 for me (a full list coming soon!). For this tour, however, Janet is choosing intimate venues so she can get up close and personal with her fans. Now for that, I might faint... (<--- stan moment, please don't judge.)
And after seeing this FIERCE tour ad, I fully intend to buy tickets for the New York City stop. Janet screaming (a nod to her #1 hit, Scream, with late brother and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson) evokes attitude, boldness, verve and power---some of the qualities that have defined Janet throughout her career. Add to that fashion and beauty perfection (velvet, cleavage, a brilliant haircut, fishnet tights, flawless skin) and I'm officially sold!
What do you think of the ad? Are you looking forward to see Ms. Jackson on tour? Speak!
Oh, and here's the Scream video because, well, it's amazing. Get excited!