Janet Jackson to launch Las Vegas residency in May

Janet Jackson is joining the likes of Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and the Backstreet Boys as artists who have had Las Vegas shows. Her concerts, titled "Metamorphosis," will take place in Vegas at the Park MGM's Park Theater (here Lady Gaga is currently in residence) from May 17th until August.

The five-time Grammy winner announced "Metamorphosis" on Tuesday. A press release said "'Metamorphosis' peels 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. 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. Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey.'"

Jackson welcomed her first child, a son, when she was 50 and talked about the joy motherhood has brought into her life.

"The height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo, or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness," Jackson shared in this story with Essence magazine. "When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep. During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere. Happiness is in gratitude to God. Happiness is saying, 'Thank you, God, for my life, my energy and my capacity to grow in love.'"

The singer dropped her first single in three years last March titled, "Made For Now."

Heck, I still remember her as Penny from Good Times and Willis' girlfriend in Diff'rent Strokes!

See more about the announcement below with all the energy of a "Live Nation" promo. And I'm expecting a lot of people taking trips to Vegas to see this show!

 
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