March 4, 2011

Janet Jackson’s number one hit “Miss You Much,” from the album “Rhythm Nation 1814,” has been chosen as the song dedicated to the city of Houston. Janet’s NUMBER ONES: Up Close & Personal tour, is her largest ever world tour, celebrating 35 of her number ones hits. Janet will be dedicating a number one song to each of her fan suggested stops.

Janet will be performing as the headliner for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on March 4th at the Reliant Stadium. Janet’s performance will be part of Rodeo Houston’s Black Heritage Day, celebrating the diversity in the history of Rodeo. Visitors are encouraged to learn the history of America’s black cowboys.

“Houston is a bold city with great energy. I have missed my fans there. This is why I have chosen “Miss You Much,” as the number one song to dedicate to the people of this dynamic city. I am excited to be back in Texas and performing for everyone in Houston,” said Janet.

Janet’s Houston concert will mark the largest audience of the tour, and in fact, with over 68 thousand tickets sold, the largest concert audience of Janet’s career to date.

Janet has also selected the first fan winner of the contest in voting for the cities. The winner in each city will be announced on and will receive an autographed copy of NUMBER ONES and her book “True You” (both in stores now). The contest saw fans make suggestions of what cities and countries Janet should perform her Number Ones: Up Close & Personal tour.

In addition to dedicating a hit single to each city, Janet is recognizing 20 people under 20 in every city on her tour, selecting those whose lives and work have enriched their communities in a major way.

“I want to meet 20 leaders who are changing their community for the better. Please contact so that I will know who is making a major difference in your community. I want to talk with up to 20 people under 20 in each city. I want them to be my guest at my show and they will come backstage as I learn from them how they are changing the world. If you know someone who is making a difference, please get in touch. You, and the person chosen, will get free tickets to the show, and be with me after, to celebrate their accomplishments,” said Janet.

Janet recently starred in Tyler Perry’s critically acclaimed motion picture, “For Colored Girls.” Janet starred in, as well as co-wrote and produced the song, “Nothing’” for the film “Why Did I Get Married Too?.” Janet’s performance as Patricia in the film, earned her a NAACP Image Award Nomination for Best Actress. Janet’s performance of “Nothing” achieved number one status on iTunes.

Janet’s first book “True You,” published by Karen Hunter Publishing, an imprint of Gallery Books at Simon & Schuster, currently holds the number one position on the New York Times Best Sellers List. “True You” chronicles Janet’s lifelong struggles with weight and self-esteem. The book is a self-help guide where Janet used anecdotes from her life to illustrate the power of self-esteem and her struggles to achieve it.

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