In celebration of her 49th birthday, living legend, Janet Jackson, has just announced that sheâ€™ll be returning to music this year! The news has been met with mixed reviews, mostly from lifelong fans including Wendy Williams who are afraid that Jackson will fail in todays music market. On a recent segment of Hot Topics, Williams shared that after Jacksonâ€™s hiatus following the flop of her 2008 album, â€œDisciplineâ€, it will be too hard for her to maintain in a music world ruled byÂ Rihanna,Â Beyonce,Â and Taylor Swift.
If Jay-Z is having trouble getting consumers to change the way they listen to music with TIDAL, then Jackson will definitely have to come withÂ an iron clad marketing plan. We suggest it revolves less around album sales and more around aligning her image with other brands. Similar to the way Beyonce has been the recent face of Pepsi, we havenâ€™t really seen Jackson rep anything besides a short and awkward stint with Nutri-System.
Instead of releasing a full album, she should work no more than five singles until theyâ€™ve reached platinum status. We need a ballad reminiscent of â€œI Get So Lonelyâ€ a grown and sexy R&B song like â€œThatâ€™s The Way Love Goesâ€ and a workout jam similar to â€œPleasure Principleâ€. Then, whatever Janet would consider to be â€˜trapâ€™ like her â€œSon Of A Gunâ€ collaboration with Missy Elliott and we know thereâ€™s a plethora of unreleased, archival, Michael Jackson music so go ahead and give us â€œScream: The Sequelâ€.
Weâ€™ve loved Jackson as an actress for nearly three decades since her role as Penny on Good Times. But no more Tyler Perry movies okay, Janet? Instead, Jackson needs to show that sheâ€™s on the pulse of pop culture and get Lee Daniels on the mainline. The Empire creator has not only had immense success with the series, but heâ€™s given 44-year-old model, Naomi Campbell a whole new generation of admirers.
Jackson could play former love interest of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) who bails him out of jail in exchange for him resurrecting her career! She can demo new music on the show for itâ€™s millions of viewers then release the singles on iTunes! Now thatâ€™s how you make a comeback Janet, youâ€™re welcome!
Catch Wendy Williamâ€™s comments on the singer below.Â And let us know, are you here for a Janet Jackson comeback? Will you purchase her new music?