A release date for Janet's upcoming record is making the rounds.
We're just a few days away from Janet Jackson's kick-off show of her Unbreakable tour beginning in Vancouver, BC on Aug. 31, yet fans remain in the dark regarding when her new album will premiere. Perhaps that changes today thanks to the record's executive producer, Terry Lewis, reportedly telling radio drops “around October.” His bomb coincides with several retail stores updating their system to include Janet's album, which says is titled "Unbreakable" and hits Oct. 2.
There's buzz the record will debut digitally ahead of the Sep. 30 deadline for the 2016 Grammy’s before seeing a physical release the following week, so an Oct. 2 release makes complete sense.
Jackson's lead single off the album, "No Sleeep," gave her her 40th Billboard Hot 100 at No. 67. It quickly fell off the charts the following week and has remained MIA since. We're hoping her upcoming LP features iconic music reminiscent of material she put forth in the past that defined her as legendary, and if she's relying on her legacy to push her along the tour, she'll face an uphill battle. She's had little promotion thus far aside from a brief appearance at the BET Awards - even halting tour production to rush to her father's side after suffering a stroke. Let's hope Janet's head is back in the game and she's getting lots of sleeep.
See you soon, October 2!