Janet Jackson Readies Def Jam Debut
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 09:09:19
While her last LP (20 Y.O., Virgin Records) came out a little over a year ago, Janet Jackson's already announced a new albumher first for Island Def Jam, with label CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid executive producing instead of Jackson's boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri. The Island Urban president is currently busy with Mariah Carey's next full-length. Speaking to Billboard last July, he admitted, "We're going to make it seem like we're in competition to see who's going to have the biggest album of the year."
Jackson's as-yet-untitled effort will hit stores in February, with her new management team from William Morris Agency in tow. Carey's record is due sometime next spring.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff