Janet Jackson Confirms New Album Coming Fall 2015

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We’ll be together again: Janet Jackson has confirmed she’ll be releasing a new album, her first in seven years, this fall.

The news arrive on Janet’s website, though no title or exact date has been announced for the record, being released on BMG.

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation will see the release in Fall 2015 of her first as-yet-untitled album and a commitment to pursue the full range of options within the broader Bertelsmann group of which BMG is part. With Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson becomes arguably the first female African-American recording artist to form her own record label. At Rhythm Nation Janet plans to offer a home to both new and established recording artists.

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.

“Janet is not just a supreme artist, she is a unique cultural force whose work resonates around the world,” BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said. “It is an honor that she has chosen BMG to release her long-awaited new album. We look forward to collaborating with her across every platform.”

Jackson said of her new label and new home at BMG, “the opportunity to be creative in music and every form of entertainment has great potential here.”

 

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