Janet Jackson will release her first album in seven years this fall.
We haven't gotten a new Janet Jackson album since 2008's Discipline, but that'll change this fall. On her website today, Ms. Jackson announced that her eleventh studio album will be arriving later this year via BMG and her newly-formed Rhythm Nation label.
Other than that, details on the project are scarce, but she does offer some explanation of the new label:
"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."
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