Janet Jackson wrapped up her Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM Hotel a couple of weeks ago, and the sales numbers are now in.
According to Billboard, the residency titled “Metamorphosis” earned $13 million in just 18 nights, with 76,813 tickets sold in all.
There were also 4,000 tickets sold each night on average, which brought in $722,000 for each show. And the final leg of “Metamorphosis,” which ran from July 24 to August 17, made $8.9 million alone.
The huge per night sales numbers have placed Jackson in front of some other big names who’ve had a Vegas residency, like Celine Dion, whose 2011 shows generated $704,000 per night. Britney Spears’ 2013 residency earned $679,000, while the Backstreet Boys’ “Larger Than Life” shows made $593,000 in 2017. Dion’s residency lasted for 427 days and Spears’ for 248.
Next, Jackson will be playing a string of shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her 1989 album “Rhythm Nation.” On Sept. 14, for example, she’ll perform at the Treasure Island Amphitheater in Welch, Minnesota, then at San Francisco’s Chase Center on Sept. 21.
From there, the mother of one will be playing in Australia from Nov. 8-17 and afterward head to Honolulu, Hawaii, for shows on Nov. 20 and 21.
Jackson thanked everyone who helped her for the Vegas gigs in an August 22 Instagram post, including her brother Randy Jackson.
“We did it! Thank u so much to everyone that was part of my first Vegas residency, especially my big bro @randyjackson8. Love u guys 💜,” she wrote.
“I really enjoyed your Vegas show praying you can do it again soon in the future!!!” one fan stated in the comments.
“My sister and I went to see you at PARK MGM for my fortieth. It was amazing,” wrote another. “Truly memorable. I love you Janet! Sat with strangers, but ended the night with all of us singing and dancing together! That’s what is is all about.”
Jackson’s last studio album “Unbreakable” was in 2015, which came seven years after her 2008 release “Discipline.