Janet Jackson's return is imminent, and might commence in the next 30 days.
We don't know much about Janet's return to music aside from what she shared with us two weeks back and an unconfirmed retail sheet that claimed either her first single or album name is titled “Unbreakable.” In the cryptic video, Janet promised things she absolutely must follow through with, saying:
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.
It appears that new music she mentioned will drop within the next 30 days, according to Radio Facts, and aside from signing with Atlantic Records and being a part of distribution company BMG, the project is top secret. Even big names in the industry who want in are left in the dark to ensure the campaign runs smoothly.
We haven't heard new music from Janet (aside from a handful of songs to either promote a movie or her last greatest hits record) since 2008's critically acclaimed album, “Discipline.” Everything about this mysterious venture stimulates nostalgia - it's rare for a pop campaign to not receive the in-your-face promotional strategy. Janet is old school, and with that comes non-traditional means to release a record. While we live in an age where pop stars feel the pressure to launch an album every two years or face the inevitable death of their fame, Janet solidified her legendary status. She is one of our last iconic pop musicians who can take seven years to record and still see major chart-topping success.
She heard us loud and clear, now it's time for us to hear her.