Janet Jackson just announced her new album, thank the music gods!
Today is Janet Jackson’s birthday (Happy Birthday, JJ!) and, as Billboard reports, at midnight Eastern time, Jackson posted a video for her fans announcing an album AND a world tour.
Set in a recording studio, the stylish video features Jackson’s voice, purring through the speakers, telling us “I promised you’d hear it from my lips and now you will. This year: new music; new world tour; a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.”
Jackson’s birthday week has historically been an awesome time for the star. This week in 1993, her single “That’s The Way Love Goes” shot to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed there for a super-impressive eight weeks.
This newly announced album will be Jackson’s first since 2008. It’s been too long and we are most definitely excited to get new jams from Miss J.
Janet is getting all kinds of love for her announcement (and her b-day!) on Twitter today!
We love the idea of celebrating a birthday by announcing all the awesomeness you’re going to bring to the world in the coming year. Well played, Janet Jackson, well played.