Janet Jackson kicked off her “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” world tour before a sold-out crowd in Manila, Philippines, on Friday (Feb. 4). The pop icon, who last toured in 2008, delighted fans at Philippine International Convention Center with familiar fare off her greatest hits compilation Number Ones.
Opening with a medley of “Pleasure Principle,” “Control,” “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” and “Feedback,” a short-haired Miss Jackson rocked the stage in a futuristic, body-hugging outfit that accentuated her curves. She later emerged in a stunning pink gown with diamond-spiked shoulders to perform “Let’s Wait Awhile” and “Again,” closing the show with “Make Me” and “Together Again.”
As part of the 35-city global trek, the 44-year-old superstar will travel across Asia before heading to the U.S. in March and Europe in June.
Watch some fan-filmed footage from opening night below.