Janet Jackson Returns to A&M Records

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is returning home. The pop star has reportedly inked a new deal with A&M Records, the label to which she was first signed.

A source tells the New York Daily News that Interscope Geffen A&M quietly signed Jackson to a recording contract in October. She was also seen at a UFC fight with Interscope head honcho Jimmy Iovine last month.

“Jimmy has given the mandate to make this Janet record a success,” says the paper’s source. “He believes that he has the right team in place to finally take Janet back to the top of the music charts. It’s a top priority for the label.”

The 43-year-old singer’s greatest hits package Number Ones was released this week through A&M. She is working on her eleventh studio album with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who will oversee production. The project is in the early stages and is due in the second quarter of 2010.

The youngest Jackson began her career at A&M when she was 16 and released the 14x platinum Rhythm Nation 1814 on the label in 1989. She was most recently signed to Island Def Jam.



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21 Comments

  1. 2 Buck

    Go Janet Get back to yo roots and get that good album out there.. And i would love to see a Ciara feature on the album.

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  2. MaZ

    Like a rebirth for her!Beautiful on that pic!^^

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  3. Jay

    I’m glad to see that she is receiving the star treatment which she deserves!

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  4. Ghetto Fab

    YES!!! Old School Janet is baaaaaaaaack. She about to shut the game down! Everyone need to bow down cause pop royalty is back!

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  5. Superk09

    That Good… 2010 A Brand New Janet… Can’t Wait and I Hope She Gets Back Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis, Because I Think Darkchild is Killing her Career, Trying To Recreated Rhythm Nation, no just look to the future no the past….

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  6. monica

    good for janet!

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  7. Anna

    THANK GOD!!!! Jermaine Dupri RUINED Janet’s career. Time to get it back on track!!!

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  8. jacq

    hated the last album so this is great! :)

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  9. sexy gemini

    guess who back ms jackson i’m so happy that she back with a&m u go girl f— jd he will be ok

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  10. sexy gemini

    guess who back ms jackson i’m so happy that she back with a&m u go girl love u boo

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  11. Hot Coko

    OMG!!! Go Janet!!! I Love U SOOO Much!! U need 2 show these pop tarts how it’s REALLY done!! XOXO

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  12. Elijah

    PLEASE GIVE THE QUEEN HER STAR TREATMENT PLEASE!!!

    THANK YOU FOR MAKING HER YOUR #1 PRIORITY!!!!!!

    SHE IS THE QUEEN, AND SHE WILL REIGN 2010….

    JANET- THE CLASS IS READY FOR YOUR LESSON…..

    GET ‘EM GIRL

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  13. 100% Nikehead

    Yes thank you! Island Def Jam tried to fuck her career up i swear that label is up to no good, there too focused on Mariah Scarey smdh! A&M/Interscope will promote the hell out her next project and on top of that make sure its full of hits! This is music royalty now its time to give her that treatment dammit!

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  14. Andre Le Dale

    Always a pleasure thanks rap-up with the Janet Jackson.

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  15. Andre Le Dale

    News ^^^

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  16. Dham

    Janet looks gorgeous in that pic.

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  17. (illestchamp) Champ-ion

    Janet should work with Will.i.Am… Only because Rodney Jerkens can only do so much for her vocal range. He hasnt’ been a good full album producer since…brandy? Come on! Hopefully this will work.

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  18. Catie

    Please, do not let JD touch this album! She should work with Jam & Lewis and let Darkchild do a few tracks.

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  19. Jeroen

    You go J! She will show all the wannabe’s who really is the queen!! They all have to bowe for the Queen!!

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  20. Olusheyi Banjo

    Thank God!!Janet is gonna kill em in 2010 with the new movie,the new book and the new album, man y’all better be ready

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  21. angela

    GORGEOUS. I’M CLUTCHING MAH PEARLS.

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