There were a few rumors circulating around the Internet that Janet Jackson was returning to do a new album, but her fans were hesitant to get excited about the news…unless the pop icon confirmed the rumor was true. Well, it seems Jackson heard about her fans’ doubt, and so she personally announced her return to the music industry. “I promised you’d hear it from my lips and now you will. This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going,” the icon revealed on Twitter (via a Vimeo video) atmidnight on Saturday.
Even though Jackson didn’t reveal the title for her upcoming project, she did tweet the words “My Conversation,” which was accompanied with the hashtag #ConversationsInACafe. It is expected Jimmy Jam (and Terry Lewis) will be a part of Jackson’s new project. An hour before the icon released the video announcing her return, the super-producer sent out a tweet that suggested Jackson would be recording a new album. “With rumor and speculation it’s always important to consider the source. Or in other words… #ConversationsInACafe,” Jam wrote on his Twitter feed.
Jackson and the production duo made up of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, began their music domination in the late 1980s with the singer’sControl album. The multi-platinum project produced seven hit singles including “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “Nasty,” “When I Think of You,” “Control,” “Let’s Wait Awhile,” “The Pleasure Principle,” and “Funny How Time Flies.” Jam and Lewis also collaborated with Jackson on several other projects including Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, janet., The Velvet Rope, All For You, Damita Jo, and 20 Y.O. The only albums they didn’t produce for Jackson include her first two studio albums entitled Janet Jackson and Dream Street, and the duo did not contribute to her latest project named Discipline (2008).
During her career, Jackson has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. The pop icon has had eighteen songs consecutively reach the Top 10 on the Billboard chart, and she has become one of the biggest-selling artists of all time. The pop singer’s janet. album sold over 20 million copies, and it produced nine singles in 1993. Some of those singles include “That’s the Way Love Goes,” “If,” “Again,” and “Any Time, Any Place.”