Janet Jackson: New Album Anticipation Continues To Grow

Janet Jackson is scheduled to release a new album this summer. According to a report by Stereogum, Janet’s new album might not be released through Atlantic Record.

In addition, Gigwise reports most major music stores have confirmed Janet Jackson’s untitled album is due July 7 and will be available for pre-order, as well.

Janet Jackson On Stage
Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Janet’s fan club on Twitter posted a screenshot of Janet Jackson listed as one of the coming attractions, first seen on Instagram on April 27.

An additional Twitter post showed Jackson’s album cover available on July 7.

— caitlin white (@harmonicait) May 8, 2015

Stereogum said they called the Ridgewood FYI store and “they confirmed that if you go to the store you can pre-order a new album from Janet Jackson.”

Stereogum also added an update in their report saying, “Sia’ manager also tweeted excitedly this morning about reliable sources confirming to him that the rumors of a new album from Jackson are true.”

You guys I’m not THE authority but I’ve heard from some great sources that the Janet Jackson news is true. Can you even?!?!?

— David Russell (@17days) May 8, 2015

However, Stereogum claims the release schedule photo is a fake.

“The photo is almost definitely a fake, done by someone who has very little knowledge of the winding path through country music record labels.”

Stereogum also suggested that Ms. Jackson is probably not going to release a new album under Atlantic Records’ label.

On the other hand, Fact also reported Janet Jackson will be releasing a new album later this year, but the release will be distributed through Atlantic Records.

In addition, Chicago Defender recently reported Janet has joined Atlantic Records and according to their report, the long-rumored album is scheduled to be released July 10.

Furthermore, if Janet releases an album this year, no one has any information whether she will record a compilation of greatest hits, or whether the album will contain original material.

Island Records released Janet’s last album titled Discipline on February 26, 2008.

Janet Jackson Arrives At amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Benefit
Janet Jackson arrives at the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap in Cap D'Antibes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Nonetheless, most sources agree that the long-awaited album by Janet Jackson will be available to her fans later this year.

It’s still unclear what record distributer is going to be involved in the actual release. The actual release date is also in question.

Time will tell whether Janet Jackson will actually embrace her fans with a new album this summer. Most sources agree that a Janet Jackson album will be in record stores later this year.

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