Janet Jackson has earned rave reviews for her ‘Unbreakable’ album and world tour – the latter of which wrapped its first leg in Japan recently. The accolades to roll in though, because EBONY has just announced that the Queen of Pop is one of the select names set to be honored next month as part of the 2015 EBONY Power 100 list.… On the cusp of celebrating its 70th anniversary, the iconic publication each year recognizes those who” lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents, the very best in Black America.” 2015 is no different and on December 2nd the EBONY POWER 100 event will be held in Los Angeles, California. EBONY will gather to celebrate the this year’s recipients during an exciting and star-studded evening in Hollywood.
The internet’s premiere Michael Jackson podcast, The MJCast, on the milestone of the 20th episode, Jamon and Q have the honour of speaking with Taj Jackson for an in-depth two hour MUST-LISTEN interview! Make sure to listen to the Taj Jackson Special on The MJCast!
Tito Jackson is participating in charity events of Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Canada and will be featured in the Motown comes to Battle of the Bands on December 1st and 2nd. Tito will perform one song with each band and for the finale he will perform an half hour set with his own band. Affiliated with McGill University, Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre delivers a continuum of quality care to its aging population. Donald Berman Maimonides continues to respond to generations who have entrusted them with the care of their loved ones through a unique range of integrated services, at the heart of which are the values of home and family. Their integrated network includes the Helen and Sam Steinberg Day Hospital, short-term respite stays, community-based homes and various long-term care accommodations. One of the event's auction items is a Star Squire Guitar by Fender that you can have signed by Tito Jackson and meet him backstage.
Tito Jackson will perform at the Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan on December 5th and 6th with two jam sessions per day (5 p.m. and 8 p.m.). Visit the website of The Blue Note for more information and tickets.
Mayor Betsy Hodges surprised Janet Jackson at the end of her Unbreakable world tour stop in Minneapolis by naming the day after the pop star. In Minneapolis, November 1 is now designated as Janet Jackson Day. Janet's long time collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are both from the area. Hodges surprised the crowd by walking on stage and proceeding to read a long list of Janet's achievements. "Thank you so much," Janet said. "I love you." Jackson's latest album, Unbreakable, her first in seven years, debuted atop the Billboard 200 in its first week of release. It's her first number one since 2008's Discipline, and makes Jackson third on the all-time list for most number one debuts by a female artist, after Barbara Streisand (with 10) and Madonna (eight).
Michael Jackson has pulled in around 115 million US dollars (£75 million) over the past year, which is down from the estimated 140 million dollars (£91.3 million) he earned in 2014. Fast and The Furious star Paul Walker is a new entry into the list at position number nine. Walker, who died in a car accident 2013, is estimated to have raked in around 10.5 million dollars (£6.8 million). The top ranking British stars on the list are Elizabeth Taylor at position five, estimated to have made 20 million dollars (£13 million) and John Lennon at position seven with 12 million dollars (£7.8 million).
Here are the top 13 celebrities on the Forbes list:
1. Michael Jackson: 115 million dollars (£75 million)
2. Elvis Presley: 55 million dollars (£35.8 million)
3. Charles Schulz: 40 million dollars (£26 million)
4. Bob Marley: 21 million dollars (£13.7 million)
5. Elizabeth Taylor: 20 million dollars (£13 million)
6. Marilyn Monroe: 17 million dollars (£11 million)
7. John Lennon: 12 million dollars (£7.8 million)
8. Albert Einstein: 11 million dollars (£7.1 million)
9. Paul Walker: 10.5 million dollars (£6.8 million)
10. Bettie Page: 10 million dollars (£6.5 million)
11. Theodor Geisel: 9.5 million dollars (£6.1 million)
12. Steve McQueen: 9 million dollars (£5.8 million)
13. James Dean: 8.5 million dollars (£5.5 million)
Rebbie Jackson was one of the singers at the The 25th Annual DIVAS Simply Singing HIV/AIDS benefit concert at The Montalban Theater in Holllywood on October 24th. The concert was presented by Sheryl Lee Ralph and the DIVA Foundation. Austin Brown was also there to support his mom and the Divas and posted a picture of them backstage on his Instagram.