Janet Jackson to Snatch Weaves With Release of First Album in Seven Years This Fall

Janet's Coming Back
Janet teases new music, new tour, new movement.

We knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it less exciting: Janet Jackson today (June 3, 2015) confirmed her first album since 2008’s Discipline will be released this fall.

Last month, Jackson shared the news that “new music, new world tour, a new movement” would happen “this  year.” From a post on Jackson’s official website, we now know that the album, still untitled as of this writing, will be out sometime this autumn.

The record will be released through Jackson’s own record label, Rhythm Nation (named, of course, after her classic 1989 album), in partnership with BMG. From the post on Jackson’s website:

The partnership with BMG makes Janet Jackson the biggest worldwide superstar yet to quit the traditional record label system for a so-called artist services deal, designed to put artists in the driving seat. Unlike a traditional record deal, under an artist services deal the artist retains ownership of their recordings and full oversight of all costs and revenues.

And in case you’d forgotten — it’s been seven years, after all — about Jackson’s impact on the pop culture landscape:

With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time as well as one of the most awarded with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her lengthy string of hits has powerfully influenced popular music, leaving an indelible impression on pop culture and opening doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.

Of the deal, Jackson said, “Thank you to the talented team at BMG, my new artistic home. The opportunity to be creative in music and every form of entertainment has great potential here.”

Here are seven things that have happened since Jackson last released an album in February, 2008:

  • Instagram was invented
  • Barack Obama became the United States’ first African-American president
  • Lady Gaga’s entire career to this point
  • The iPad was invented
  • Katy Perry tied Michael Jackson’s record for most no. 1 singles released from one album
  • 19 Marvel Comics Universe movies were released
  • Kim Kardashian got married. Twice.

We’re ready for a new Janet Jackson album. The world is ready. Bring it, Ms. Jackson.