More details are starting to emerge on Janet Jackson’s big comeback. In a press release on her website, the pop icon announced that her first album in seven years will arrive this fall.
The 49-year-old singer has launched her own label, Rhythm Nation Records, and will release the as-yet-untitled project in partnership with BMG. As part of the new venture, she plans to sign both new and established artists and will retain ownership of her recordings.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) June 3, 2015
“Thank you to the talented team at BMG, my new artistic home,” said Janet in a statement. “The opportunity to be creative in music and every form of entertainment has great potential here.”
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch added, “Janet is not just a supreme artist, she is a unique cultural force whose work resonates around the world. It is an honor that she has chosen BMG to release her long-awaited new album. We look forward to collaborating with her across every platform.”
In a video last month, Janet announced plans for a world tour and new album, her first since 2008’s Discipline, using the #ConversationsInACafe hashtag. Earlier this week, it was revealed that her new single will “hit radio and/or online within 30 days.”