Janet Jackson Announces New Album & Her Own Record Label
All the tongues have been wagging about Janet Jackson possibly dropping a new single in the next 30 days. From past experiences, I know to take Janet news with a grain of salt if she hasn’t said anything herself.Well this morning Janet announced that this Fall she will release her first album in 7 years via BMGthrough her own record label RHYTHM NATION RECORDS.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) June 3, 2015
NEW YORK/BERLIN, 3 JUNE 2015 – BMG is proud to announce that it will release the first album in seven years from Janet Jackson, icon, music artist, B.E.T honored, award-winning songwriter, producer, singer, Oscar and Golden Globe nominee and winner of the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award, publisher, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of biggest-selling artists in popular music history.
The worldwide partnership with 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.
With sales of over 160 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time as well as one of the most awarded with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. Her lengthy string of hits has powerfully influenced popular music, leaving an indelible impression on pop culture and opening doors through which other top artists have followed, many acknowledging her impact on their musical perceptions.
I am very excited to hear the news about Janet’s first album in 7 years. Myself and the Janfam mouths has been hungry for new music and can’t wait to hear it. Even though the album is untitled at this point, I’m just gonna assume the title will be #ConversationsInACafe. Now will you be keeping the conversation going or naw?