Janet Jackson Announces World Tour and New Album

Janet Jackson has some exciting news!

She’s coming back in a huge way – with new music, and a world tour.

The superstar sister of the late Michael Jackson has been out of the spotlight for several years now, and announced the news today, her 49th birthday, in a new video.

Announcement from Janet Jackson on Vimeo.

She says in the clip, “I promised you’d hear it from my lips, and now you will,” referencing a tweet she made last August after speculation that she was making new music.

She continued, “This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.”

She tweeted out the video just after midnight, calling it #ConversationsInACafe (which presumably could be her new album title):

Jackson released her previous (and 10th) studio album, Discipline, back in 2008. Since then, she married Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari business magnate, in 2012, and has been keeping a low-profile.