Janet Jackson Appears on ‘Leno,’ Set to Release New Ballad

Jay Leno played nice with his guest Janet Jackson on Thursday’s “Tonight Show,” which marked her first televised appearance to promote Why Did I Get Married Too?, in theaters April 2. The youngest Jackson chatted about the Oscars and Grammys, her upcoming book, how she channeled her emotions in the movie, and doling out advice to friends.

Janet also contributes to the Tyler Perry film’s soundtrack on the first single “Nothing.” The ballad, penned specifically for the comedy-drama, was co-produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, and will be available March 30 on iTunes.

“You haven’t heard Janet sound like this in a long time and I think the song is perfect for the movie,” says J.D., whose So So Def Records will release the soundtrack. “It’s a really good record.”