Janet Jackson Returns to the Stage for the First Time in Four Years, Debuts New Missy Elliott Track

She’s back!

Janet Jackson returned to the stage Monday night to kick off her Unbreakable World Tour in Vancouver, her first time on the road in four years.

Janet Jackson Writes Note to Aaliyah on 14th Anniversary of Singer's Death

Gone but not forgotten.

Tuesday marked the 14th anniversary of singer Aaliyah’s tragic death and judging from the thousands of tributes on social media, she’s still as loved as ever.

One special tribute came from music icon Janet Jackson.

Jackson Tweeted a photo of a note to Aaliyah.

Janet Jackson's Rehearsals for World Tour Interrupted After Joe Jackson's Stroke

While her recently announced world tour will go on, Janet Jackson’s rehearsal schedule has been interrupted following her father Joe Jackson’s stroke, PEOPLE has learned.

The patriarch of the Jackson family suffered a stroke while celebrating his 87th birthday in Brazil on Saturday – and PEOPLE can confirm that his daughter was quick to put her rehearsals on hold to be by his side.

The Janet Jackson Video You Can't See Anywhere Else

She’s got 10 studio albums, a string of world tours and a record label under belt – so really, giving Janet Jackson the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards was only a matter of time. But there’s something about this year – with Jackson’s recently announced impending world tour and 11th studio album in the works – that makes her win all the sweeter. The music icon let PEOPLE get a peek at what happened leading up to Sunday’s big night at the BET Awards in L.A., from getting glam to hitting the stage to rehearse.

Janet Jackson Looks Unchanged from Her 'Rhythm Nation' Days as She Accepts BET Ultimate Icon Award

Declaring her its inaugural “Ultimate Icon,” the BET Awards fêted Janet Jackson in style Sunday night with a tribute which included dance performances from Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe – and an appearance by the dance-pop icon herself.

#TBT: Look Back at Janet Jackson's Very First Album in Honor of Her New Music

It’s been seven long, long years since we’ve heard a new album from Janet Jackson. Did we mention how long it’s been? Loooong.

Janet Jackson Announces New Music and a World Tour!

Announcement from Janet Jackson on Vimeo.

It’s Janet Jackson’s birthday, but she’s the one doing the gift-giving.

The singer, who celebrated her 49th birthday on Saturday made a very exciting announcement for her fans.

Janet Jackson Makes Rare Appearance with Billionaire Husband Wissam Al Mana

The case is officially closed on Janet Jackson’s fictitious missing person’s report.

The pop star, 48, and her husband, billionaire Wissam Al Mana, attended the Armani 40th anniversary dinner at Nobu in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday night – just weeks after her fans jokingly reported her missing on Twitter.

Janet Jackson Calls Mock Missing Flyer 'Too Funny, Too Sweet'

Where is Janet Jackson?

That’s the question her loyal fans have been asking on Twitter recently, both because the singer hasn’t made a public appearance since February, when she was spotted shopping in Milan, – and because they’re feeling her absence from the pop culture scene.