Surprise! Janet Jackson Makes First Red Carpet Appearance in a Year

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Janet Jackson makes a rare public appearance.

Welcome back, Ms. Jackson!

On the same day that Beyonce flawlessly channeled her on Halloween, Janet Jackson made a surprising red carpet appearance on Friday -- her first in over a year -- at the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience in the United Arab Emirates.

Sporting a fitted, long-sleeve black dress, the 48-year-old singer wore her hair in a super-high ponytail, showing off her killer cheekbones.

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Her makeup artist, Preston Meneses, also posted this cute selfie of the two, highlighting Janet's arched eyebrows.

"Such a wonderful time here in #Dubai with my sis ? painted by me #makeupartist #prestonmakeup #vogue #voguedubai #makeup #makeupforever #janetjackson," he wrote.

According to Celebuzz, Janet also attended the event with her husband, billionaire Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari fashion tycoon, whom she wed in 2012.

Janet's last public appearance was at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala, all the way back in May 2013.

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Last June, Janet lent her star power to a campaign to help starving children in Africa by appearing in a public service announcement for The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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