Get your playlists ready — Janet Jackson is releasing new music!
The “Rhythm Nation” singer is gearing up to release a
new single before years’ end, which will precede Black
Diamond, her first new album since 2015.
The album — on which Jackson, 55, will serve as a
producer and songwriter — is scheduled to drop in 2022,
and will be released through her label Rhythm Nation
The star has also teamed up with prolific producers and
songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who together
have nine No. 1 singles, as well as founding Earth, Wind
& Fire member Ralph Johnson, artist, songwriter and
producer Darrell Randle, Siedah Garret and Marcel East.
It’ll be the first new album for Jackson
since Unbreakable hit shelves, debuting at No. 1 on
the Billboard 200 albums chart and making Jackson, at
the time, just the third artist to notch No. 1 albums in
each of the last four decades.
It also marks the first new music since she became a
mom in 2017 with the birth of son Eissa.
The five-time Grammy winner has been teasing new
music over the past few months, and in early August
shared a photo of herself wearing headphones and
standing next to a microphone, hinting that she was in
Black Diamond comes as Jackson is also preparing up
for the January release of JANET, a two-part
documentary set to air on Lifetime and A&E just in time
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her debut album.
“Hey u guys. Excited to share the first teaser of my new
documentary with u. 😘 #JanetDoc,” Jackson wrote on
Instagram alongside the film’s first teaser trailer.
The documentary will feature footage from Jackson’s
legendary life and career, and interviews with stars
like Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul and
Jackson’s older brother Tito Jackson.
“This is my story, told by me. Not through someone else’s
eyes,” she says in a voiceover. “This is the truth. Take it
or leave it. Love it or hate it. This is me.”
JANET was announced in March, and was filmed around
the time her father, Joe Jackson, died in June 2018. Fans
are eager for the release of her new project and look
forward to her magnificent stage shows that she is
famously known for.