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Janet Jackson Talks New Album + More!


Are you ready for a new Janet Jackson album?

Yep. We are too.

Now that the superstar pop singer is happily married to Wissam Al Mana, it sounds like she’s ready to release a new album! Janet talked with about the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking album “janet,” which sold more than 7 million albums and earned her 6 Hot 100 singles.

“I am working on a new project now. We are creating the concept and initial thoughts on the music,” she says in the interview.

Here’s a bit more of what else she said.

There are musical references and direct samples of janet. songs all over the place now, most notably on Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice.” Have you heard most of these re-interpretations (Moon Boots’ “Sugar,” which samples “If,” How To Dress Well’s cover of “Again,” MNEK’s “That’s The Way Love Goes” etc?) And how does it feel to see your work have such impact on new artists?
I have listened to the music that is out there and I love Kendrick’s “Poetic Justice.” There are artists, true performers that have come before me who have been a big inspiration to me. I hope I do the same for others.

Several of the songs on janet. and their accompanying videos were groundbreaking at the time for their overt sexuality. Why was it so important for you to express that part of yourself in your work, and how did you convince others around you at the time to let you take those risks?
Like I said before, I write about my experiences or things that touch me deeply. I was really beginning to get in tune with my sexual self. This is what I wanted to express so I did. The decision to move forward in an artistic way is mine. I didn’t need to convince anyone.

Many artists cite you as a role model and a huge influence on their career and image. Which artists today do you admire?
I’m flattered that other artists consider me a role model. I’m really enjoying what Bruno Mars and Adele are doing, a lot of artistry there.

Read the entire interview here.

3 Responses to “Janet Jackson Talks New Album + More!”

  1. Janet Jackson Is A Clean Freak | CocoaFab

    […] “Janet had anti-bacterial spray, and was pulling one tissue out of a bag after another,” says a spy. “This wasn’t a normal rubdown; this was 40 minutes of meticulously wiping everything.” Jackson had been on an earlier flight from Cannes that was diverted from Heathrow to Gatwick, where passengers sat on the runway for 3 1/2 hours before heading back to Heathrow. Jackson and others were then squeezed onto a bus to go through customs. […]


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