Janet Signs New Deal With A&M / Interscope

Published: Thursday 19th Nov 2009 by Sam

As we’ve been reporting for the last few months, Janet Jackson has been on the brink of inking a new deal with A&M Records – the label she began her career on. Well, according to the New York Daily Post, the deal was finalised with the Interscope-housed label last month.

Interestingly, the label – on which Janet saw the release of 2 of the biggest albums of her career ‘Control’ and ‘Rhythm Nation’ – always had plans to release a Janet greatest hits LP – so say our sources, yet have gone all out in the way of promotion and having Janet herself board, since signing her.

According to the newspaper, A&M/Interscope wants ‘Number Ones’ to remind people how great Janet is. There’s the  hoping it’ll wet the public’s appetite for Janet and pave the way for her new music.

Particularly amped for Janet’s new album is A&M/Interscope executive Jimmy Iovine (who janet was snapped out with last month), who has has enlisted hitmaker Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins to oversee the album.

“Jimmy has given the mandate to make this Janet record a success,” reports the paper. “He believes that he has the right team in place to finally take Janet back to the top of the music charts. It’s a top priority for the label”

As at writing, the album as a pencilled-in release window of 2nd-quarter 2010.{Source}

To say the confirmation of the deal has me uber amped would be the biggest of understatements. Very much a rooter for the underdog, I’ve been waiting the longest for the all the pieces of the jigsaw to re-align for Ms. Jackson (if you’re nasty) and they seem to be doing just that. A team and label who are fully behind her, a super-producer overseeing the project, and all that jazz. Could 2010 be the year Janet re-asserts her place at the top? We sure hope so!

Tidbit: Upon hitting ‘post’, Sam goes into intense prayer and fasting in hope of another ‘Feedback’ from this Janet and Darkchild union!

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  1. Distinguished November 19, 2009

    It’s amazing and highly ironic that Janet has signed a new deal with the record label that launched her into superstar status. Does this mean she’s come “full circle”? Possibly!

    Nonetheless, I applaud her for continuing to do what she loves to do which is entertain people like me. I will always be a “Fanet”!

    Congratulations, Ms. Jackson! You deserve it.

    BTW, did anyone watch the ABC interview last night? I missed it…what was I thinking?! How was it!

  2. Craver November 19, 2009

    For some reason, that picture always makes her look like Christina Milian to me lol.

    Anyway looking forward to everything Ms.Jackson has in store for us and I wish her the best of luck. Like I’ve said before, I just hope she doesn’t try to keep it too young, if you know what I mean. That seems to be messing up a lot of older divas who don’t really need to do all that.

  3. yesyes November 20, 2009

    i hope she makes it huge….she is bigger than beyonce, and her music deserves to be sitting alongside ‘queen beys’ in chart success and calibre.

  4. Deirdre B Pride November 20, 2009

    Ditto Yes Yes

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