Janet Jackson Announces New Album and Tour

Singer Janet Jackson performs on her "Number Ones: Up Close and Personal" tour at The Greek Theatre on September 1, 2011 in Los Angeles.
Janet Jackson (John Shearer—WireImage/Getty Images)

She tweeted the hashtag #ConversationsInACafe, the new record’s presumed title

Janet Jackson celebrated her birthday by giving fans a present. The singer, who turned 49 on Saturday, has announced she’ll release a new album in 2015.

The news came via a video Jackson tweeted out with the hashtag #ConversationsInACafe, the record’s presumed title.

“I promised you’d hear it from my lips, and now you will,” Jackson said in the video, referencing a tweet she sent out last year to shut down speculation that an album was in the works. “This year: new music, new world tour, a new movement. I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversation going.”

Speculation that Jackson would release new music in 2015 spiked last week, but was quickly denied by representatives at Atlantic Records, Jackson’s label.

Jackson’s last studio album was 2008’s Discipline.

article by Christopher Rosen/EW via time.com

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