Janet Jackson officially confirmed that her next album will come out this fall via BMG. It will be her first since 2008’s Discipline. According to the announcement on her website, the project is still untitled, but will mark her first release under her newly formed label, Rhythm Nation.
Jackson noted that Rhythm Nation will partner with “both new and established recording artists,” and she’ll work to ensure a “label-services” deal with an independent distributor, enabling her and other artists to keep ownership and revenue over new recordings. Other stars like Estelle have already teamed up with BMG to launch similar ventures aimed at giving artists more rights to their music.
“Janet is not just a supreme artist, she is a unique cultural force whose work resonates around the world,” BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said in a statement. “Janet 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.”
News about Jackson’s forthcoming album broke last month when she tweeted a video promising fans “new music, new world tour, a new movement.” Days before the news broke, however, a rumor that Jackson would release new music through Atlantic Records was denied by the company. Turns out, they weren’t lying.
“Thank you to the talented team at BMG, my new artistic home,” Jackson said in a statement. “The opportunity to be creative in music and every form of entertainment has great potential here.”
Watch the announcement video Jackson released last month when she dropped news of a new album below.