Janet Jackson Honors Late Brother Michael At Emotional Tour Opener
The “Nasty” song superstar opened the “Unbreakable World Tour,” her first trek in four years, at the Rogers Arena by premiering a new collaboration, which sent fans into a frenzy at the top of the show.
Moved by the standing ovation she received as she caught her breath at the end of the new track, which is believed to be called “Burn It Up,” and was produced by Jackson’s longtime pals Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Jackson appeared to tear up.
She then showed off her signature dance moves as she ran through a hits-packed set, performing tracks such as “Control,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “Pleasure Principle,” “Rhythm Nation,” “All for You,” “That’s the Way Love Goes,” and her recent single, “No Sleeep,” while she also honored the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, with a rendition of their 1995 duet “Scream.”
Missy Elliott, who had sent “positive vibes” to the singer ahead of the tour opener, later returned to Twitter to rave about their new collaboration, branding the song a “clubbangger (sic)”.
The tour is designed to promote Jackson’s upcoming album, Unbreakable – her first since 2008’s Discipline.