Janet Jackson kicked off her Unbreakable World Tour Monday night in Vancouver, Canada, and by all accounts, the show was nothing short of magical, with Jackson reportedly wiping tears of gratitude from her eyes before the hits even started.
The 49-year-old superstar and longtime LGBT ally has been lying low since 2011, but the tour and a new album, also called Unbreakable and scheduled for release this fall, are ushering Jackson back into the pop limelight.
Monday's night's show began with "Burn It Up," a new collaboration featuring hip-hop star Missy Elliott. Though Elliott did not appear onstage with Jackson, she tweeted "positive vibes" to Jackson earlier in the day. She later boasted about the duet, calling it a "clubbanger."
The Grammy winner went on to perform hits from every era of her career, including "Nasty," "Miss You Much, "Escapade," "Rhythm Nation," "Together Again," "No Sleep," and many others.
Unbreakable will be Jackson's 11th studio album and her first since 2008's Discipline. It still has no firm release date.