New Janet Jackson Album Due in February

According to Billboard, Janet Jackson’s as-yet-untitled debut album for Island Def Jam will be released in February 2008. The artist is also prepping a worldwide tour to promote the follow-up to 2006’s 20 Y.O. In addition, Janet has signed with the William Morris Agency for representation in all areas.

Janet’s new album is being executive produced by Def Jam CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid rather than Jermaine Dupri. Dupri is working on Mariah Carey’s new album, which should be out next spring. “We’re going to make it seem like we’re in competition to see who’s going to have the biggest album of the year,” he said last July.