Janet Jackson Announces Album Title / Previews New Song ’The Great Forever’

Published: Thursday 20th Aug 2015 by Sam

Just yesterday, Pop queen Janet Jackson promised details about her new album will be divulged from her lips. And today the iconic songbird held true to her word.

Because not only has she confirmed the title of the fiercely anticipated LP, she has teased a snippet of a new song from it.

Taking to Twitter moments ago, the diva shared lyrics from a new song titled ‘The Great Forever.’  Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the track is billed as being from the album ‘Unbreakable.’

As if that wasn’t enough, Jackson teased with a preview – which is available to listen to below…

Janet’s ‘Unbreakable World Tour’ kicks off August 31st in Vancouver.

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  1. dboi August 20, 2015

    Im a Janet Fan!!! but im not sure about this… need to hear the whole thing.. maybe it will grown on me ?

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) August 20, 2015

      This song is ERRTANG honey!! Oh u will love it ????????????????

  2. Adrian August 20, 2015

    I’m still excited but I don’t know about the great forever however

  3. Brazio August 20, 2015

    That’s the Janet I love!!! This album is gonna be classic!! Can’t wait!! #Unbreakable

  4. dee August 20, 2015

    I agree… I’m not really hopeful of the material thus far. No sleep was average and this song is not giving me life.

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) August 20, 2015

      Just hold on sweetie..she will deliver. U won’t be disappointed. ????

  5. Maudey August 20, 2015

    I love a diverse album I can’t wait to hear the album in full

  6. UPGRADEBOY August 20, 2015

    Iam gonna love this song, real music instruments

  7. Indie August 20, 2015

    LOVE IT!!!!! I feel like this album is going to have a lot of hidden tributes to MJ, Jackson fans know that Michael had a song called Unbreakable on his last studio album Invincible and was MJ’s wish to release Unbreakable as a single with Brett rather directing the video which would have starred Mel Gibson but Sony pulled the plug on the album. The Great Forever sounds more like an MJ song than a Janet song it has the same swing groove as Leave Me Alone, The way You Make Me Feel, and A Place Without No Name, I’m very excited about Unbreakable, Janet is just a Fantastic artist!

    • Matthew Charlery-Smith August 20, 2015

      I didn’t know about Mel Gibson and Ratner. Where did you read that?

      • Indie August 20, 2015

        Honestly, it’s true, I remember reading it at the time, sony chose to release Cry as a single, notice MJ is not in the video, they also would not promote Invincible during MJ’s concert special that he did for HBO featuring, Whitney, Usher, N’Sync etc. This is what caused Michaels big fall out with Sony at the time, i’ll try and see if the story is still on the net somewhere

      • Indie August 20, 2015

        Here you go! The story is still online from 2002! Source : http://www.michaeljackson.ch/invinciblean.html

        Unbreakable Video
        The filming of the “Unbreakable” video is now expected to start in April.
        A previous concept for the video, directed by David Meyers, has been discarded by Michael Jackson.
        The new project is to be produced by Michael, directed by Rush Hour’s Brett Ratner and featuring Chris Tucker.
        Source: Planet Jackson

      • Indie August 20, 2015

        Sorry I pasted the wrong update, here you go : 26.3.02 Source http://www.michaeljackson.ch/invinciblean.html

        “Unbreakable” Featuring Chris Tucker & Mel Gibson

        This week, Michael Jackson has started preliminary work on the “Unbreakable” short-film with Chris Tucker and Mel Gibson. Filming is scheduled to begin shortly.
        Source:Planet Jackson

    • Lake Erie August 20, 2015

      Invincible was a great album! And unbreakable was hot. She wold shut shyt down if she was make a video to that song and sing. It definitely speaks her truth though. Every word to that song.

    • RoyalKev August 20, 2015

      This does feel like something done in MJ’s honor. They both had many diverse styles, it’s definitely one of the things that kept them interesting. I totally agree with you on the similarities to ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’, it seems like this song might compliment it well.

  8. Slay_Hive August 20, 2015

    ???????????????????????????? “The Great Forever” corny AF… I was hoping to be slayed, finally.????
    P.S. I’m glad the album isn’t titled Conversations in a Cafe. That was corny too and Regina Georgette wore it the f**** out in every comment! Lmao

    • UPGRADEBOY August 20, 2015

      Lmao, ain’t no “all nite (don’t stop) for you boo

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) August 20, 2015

      Girl y r u even here??

    • Janatic August 20, 2015

      No you are corny af. I saw that you waited until I went to sleep last night to clap back with your little tired read. It took you three hours to come up with that and that’s the best you could do? Haha. But you know, I think it’s great that you have a high self-esteem. If I looked like you, I would need that and more just to get me through the day. You say I’m geriatric yet I am just one year older than your Queen and then you say I was born when Sigourney Weaver was alive? Haha. She is still alive and you are as dumb as I thought if you don’t even know who she is. I guess you and Queen do have something in common after all. I want you to sit there and wait for me to post a picture of myself in a public forum but I will tell you this. The face is right and the body is tight but maybe I will email you some tips about improving your look. Or better yet, contact your Queen and ask for one of her lace fronts to cover that 5 finger forehead and that Spock hairline from Star Trek.

      • Slay_Hive August 20, 2015

        Elusive Lamb get your tired ass out of my reply box and go breast feed that fake ass baby doll with your man boobs!! Biitch ain’t nobody scared of no phony ass hoee on a blog. When I sent your phony ass that first reply, I went to get in the shower! I don’t don’t sit here clinged to TGJ every second of the day like you were last night! Biitch keep your corny ass try hard stories and post a picture of that face, you ugly ass scizophrenic identity confused t*****. I’m sure you look like a damn swole foot! F**** you!!!

      • Janatic August 20, 2015

        Haha. Girl bye. You know you don’t shower. Smelling like two week old corn chips with with just a tinge of s**t. That’s right b***h you are phony. A FleaHive member trolling Janet articles and posting under multiple accounts, and then cosigning yourself. B***h the only dumb (fake bleached) blonde here is you. Nobody here is falling for that s**t. A b***h that is so insecure in her Queen’s abilities that she is trolling the mother of all these h**s. Delusional and desperate much? “The Great Forever” was written for trolls like you. Yes b***h read the lyrics and seethe even harder than you are right now with your Predator looking a**. Haters swarming Janet’s p***y like she would ever see or use your tired, broke and dumb a**es anyways. Watch how this Queen slays your life. I hope you invested into some life support b***h because you’re gonna need it.

      • Slay_Hive August 20, 2015

        Biitch shut your phony ass up. I don’t have the time to go back and forth with your tired try hard ass. I have things to do. Enjoy your day of trolling and writing these weak explanatory essays, while liking your own comment as soon as you post it! ????????LAMEEEEEEEE Bye!
        Oh and:
        “May 28, 2015 at 6:17 pm
        TheElusiveLamb says:


        OK. It’s hilarious how they think they exposed so much, when they really just proved they are obsessed with us. He’s so desperate to expose, he searched and stalked all 20 EL on Twitter just to find me and took the time to create an account just to dedicate it to your flawless hairline. ????????????????????”

      • Janatic August 20, 2015

        Haha. B***h I didn’t like my comment. I guess people out there are liking the way I am dragging your ass. Another thing you said last night was that I was an a** kisser. Well I’d rather be an a** kisser than a d**k rider and you ain’t even good at that . Just an old useless b***h. I have no idea what that bull***t is you copied and pasted at the end of your comment about Twitter. Like I would ever go search for you anywhere. No b****h, I’m not interested. Not today, not tomorrow, not 5 years from now. You’re not even close to being on this level. Goodbye. You’re dismissed.

  9. Keri Qween August 20, 2015

    Come on Queen give us that hot dance number were looking for..just one at least ????

  10. Tim August 20, 2015

    I think the song clip is AWESOME! Janet giving us a catchy, new sound.

  11. Navy Nick August 20, 2015

    Yes mam, previews don’t give enough, but I know it’s gonna be classic, just like no sleeep, loving it: press’s play!

  12. Keri Qween August 20, 2015

    I hope Queen Rih and Queen Janet release their albums back to back.
    The hive+ will be on suicide watch kiii

    • Molly #September4thSurprise August 20, 2015

      girl no..

  13. jjsrb August 20, 2015

    I LOVE IT!!! It’s so French popish! She was spending much time in Paris and we can now hear the influence.

  14. Shakira August 20, 2015

    Hope she comes Hard

  15. Spunkypoop2001 August 20, 2015

    At first listen I don’t know what to think. I’m still excited aND I know this albums good meat and butter is on it. I can’t wait to hear the entire album and YES the lyrics and sound is very MJ … I love MJ aND JJ so I’m pleased. I didn’t expect a song like this..but I’m sure the full song will rock . I love the title “conversations in a cafe” but “Unbreakable” is more suitable for her at this time in her life aND career cause alot of haters are trying to break her and MJ but they both are unbreakable!! I’m ready Queen to see you in L.A., NYC and Boston!! #QueenJanet

  16. pat August 20, 2015

    Well. One thing I can say is Janet is definitely doing things her way and is unbothered!!

  17. Suicide Blonde August 20, 2015

    “Conversations in a Cafe” is a better album title, sounds more mature, “Unbreakable” is so MJ. Can’t say much about this new song, just that it sounds very Pop, anyway “No Sleep” has grown on me, it’s a good R&B song.

    • JOHNVIDAL August 20, 2015

      I agree it instantly reminded me of Michael Jackson, and it´s not original at all. But the important thing is the music.

  18. Sage August 20, 2015

    ROFLMAO! What.a.joke!!!!! Tranet Hackson should call the flop to be “I’M OVER” because she truly is done! Nobody cares which is why FLOPPP SLEEEPPP ain’t selling and is not on any relevant chart. Cant to see how much this flop album DOESNT sell. Hahahahaha. Only famous having MJ’s name.


  19. Madonna stan August 20, 2015

    The Great Flop

  20. Rihboy August 20, 2015


  21. Lake Erie August 20, 2015

    Wow, not what I was expecting for a second single. It for sure is like nothing else out today or even her own past music. Can’t wait to hear it in full. Sounds good so far though.



    Loving her album title too.

  22. Flash80 August 20, 2015

    So she’s stealing titles from Michael, eh? Not surprised.

  23. dee August 20, 2015

    Ive been listening over and over but its not doing anything for me. Also, i have no clue what she is saying. Jam and Lewis are better with mid tempo. She needs to seek out Bruno or someone else for an uptempo modern song.

  24. X,Y, “and Z” August 20, 2015

    Whatever it’s called doesn’t matter at this point, it isn’t as if this album is going to sell much. Janet’s dwindling fan base is delusional and always has been. She might do decent (for her) tour numbers while the album and all its singles all flop. Then a year from now when everything is over and done, things will be exactly the same as they were a year ago. She’ll be at the bottom rung compared to all her contemporaries, with the least amount of records sold and overall success. While even several acts who emerged well after her (like Britney and Eminem) will sit higher than her in overall sales and rank.

    • RoyalKev August 20, 2015

      Lol @dwindling fan base. For Janet to be making waves 10 years later after being banned from everything (Radio, the Grammy’s, MTV at the time and just about anything else artists needed to promote their work) says a lot. I love how people like yourself want to use the blacklisting against her, like she was supposed to somehow sell millions of records even though she was despised and unfairly mistreated. I guess some of ya’ll need the odds to be a little uneven for a while to make it look like your fav is superior. First of all, Janet’s ‘Damita Jo’ still went platinum during all this! Discipline in 2008 went gold and her peers outsold it by only a few hundred thousands (and those artists were still on the radio). I’m not interested in doing this today, but we all know that Janet had great consistency from 86′ – 2004. In that time, 5/6 albums went #1, EVERY single Janet dropped from ’86 – 2001 (before SB) went top 10 (24 in total), with the exception of Pleasure Principle (#14),she had record breaking tours, held the record for the most Billboard wins(33), was the #2 artists of the 90’s and was given huge recording contracts. Don’t discredit her! Say you simply don’t like her music, talent etc – don’t pretend she wasn’t who TF she was! Sometimes I wish Janet just went ahead and released 2 more albums in the 90’s! That BS ya’ll use about her sales being less than others would go out the window… BUT instead Quality came first!

      • X,Y, “and Z” August 20, 2015

        I just heard the world’s tiniest violin playing. Spare me the fan-crufty spiel about poor widdle Dunk’s unfortunate mistreatment. You jokers cling to that alleged “blacklisting” for dear life and try to use it to mask the cold reality that Janet played out and lost the sweeping interest of the general public. I can name at least a dozen artists who pissed off the media, experienced a commercial backlash to the point of being shunned, but were somehow able to eventually bounce back in quicker time. If Janet was unable able to rally enough supporters to her side to circumvent this so-called “blacklisting,” then that just means SHE wasn’t compelling enough. Janet’s was going to start flopping anyway. Her Superbowl shenanigans just sped the process up is all.

      • RoyalKev August 20, 2015

        We’re clinging to the blacklisting even though the FCC’s Chairman confessed that they acted unfairly towards Janet…Ok! You’re speaking of this “cold reality”, claiming that the general public lost interest in Janet, but this sounds as delusional as a lot of your comments in many other posts. When did any of that take place prior to the SB incident? … When her album in the era before it hit #1 in 2001? Was it after ‘All For You’ spent 7 weeks at #1 that same year? Was it during the release of “Doesn’t Really Matter'(which was another #1 hit off the album and soundtrack)? … or after the parent album of these hits sold over 3 million copies? Help me dear. Make a case! Btw, The only person I can think of being blacklisted as severely as Janet was is her brother, many others had the PRIVILEGE of being forgiven. It was never water under the bridge for some odd reason for the Jacksons.

  25. What now August 20, 2015

    We all know wat i feel towards Janet, bt dis sample IZ servin muah LIFE rite now!

    • truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) August 20, 2015

      Yaaasssss bish!!! I love it!!!

  26. truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) August 20, 2015

    For thise ho’z that sayin that not feeln it and try again…u will say that no matter what. Here is a suggestion…lev the post

  27. Ellie_Lights_93 August 20, 2015

    Another tacky and boring sounding song that will fail when/if released. She should just call the album ‘Help Me Michael.’

  28. Sage August 20, 2015


    New Tranet hashtag for this flop era

  29. Lake Erie August 20, 2015

    They just showed her album cover shoot on GMA. She looks absolutely amazing. STUNNING! I am ALL IN this era. I’m feeling everything she’s doing.

  30. Molly #September4thSurprise August 20, 2015

    Oh girl.. I don’t see the hype.

    • What now August 20, 2015

      CLEARLY NO ONE sees it n Ciara either which is y she’s been a flop 4 the last 8 years. And don’t even try 2 reply. U know it. Dat is y u plan 2 leave the CSquash on Beyoncè’s bday. KIIII

      • Molly #September4thSurprise August 20, 2015

        Body party #22
        Im Out #44
        I Bet #42

        Janets comeback single No sleeep #63 hahaha

    • jjsrb August 20, 2015

      At Ciara’s age not having a Top 3 single for Janet would be a flop. We’ll see Ciara when she’s 49.

  31. Rosie August 20, 2015

    I liked Conversations In A Cafe slightly better, although it still wasn’t that great of a title. Unbreakable sounds kinda corny.
    Anyways what happened in the Janet post from last night? From what I saw it was another boring stan war mess so I left.

    • RoyalKev August 20, 2015

      ^ I liked Conversations much better too! I understand that Unbreakable might be more fitting because of all she’s been through, but I was a bit disappointed that CIAC wasn’t being used. For some reason, I expected it to work better with the flow of the album. Still, I respect the title. It’s probably very personal and I believe this album will have a few MJ dedications (since it’s her first after his death).

  32. RoyalKev August 20, 2015

    Sounds interesting, I wonder what this will sound like in it’s entirety. If the subject matter wasn’t coming across so serious, I’d think this is the whimsical Janet that we get from time to time (Escapade, Runaway, Someone to Call my lover), it still could be after the final listen. I don’t think this is that dance number we’re all waiting for, but it’s nothing to turn your nose up at.

  33. Anne August 20, 2015

    Sounds good, better than ‘No sleep’ imo.

  34. Ka August 20, 2015

    I love me some Queen J, I hjushave to hear the full song. Sounds very Latoyaish to me 🙂

  35. jjsrb August 20, 2015

    Why are some fans upset because some people don’t like the song? No song in the world is loved by everyone. That’s normal. General response everywhere is more than positive. It makes me happy 🙂

  36. Janatic August 20, 2015

    Yes Miss Janet!! I see the haters are out in full force again today. Haha. Did you even read the lyrics? She is dedicating this one to you. This is for all her haters. Don’t worry about what she’s doing or where she’s heading because her focus is not you. Janet drag these h**s. I can’t wait for this record and this album. She sounds amazing!

  37. DD August 20, 2015

    I am really loving the new snippet “The Great Forever”. I can’t tell if it’s a full song, a half-song/interlude like “Damita Jo” or whatever but it sounds urgent. Like Janet’s just got to get the message out: she’s still in control and more concerned about her journey than what others perceive as her path. The vocals are strong (and enunciated) the music is hot and it’s got passion. The song’s got me even more excited for the album. “No Sleeep” is my jam, though I’m still unsure it needed to be the lead single but I love how she’s talking about love and anticipation and not overtly about s**. This “snippet” sounds like an empowering response to the past decade+ of her life and that’s all I’ve wanted. An honest album from an artist whose biggest successes (whether commercially or artistically) came from some great observations about the joys and pains of life. Can’t wait for the album! Janet, indeed, is unbreakable.

  38. Oscar The Grouch August 20, 2015

    this will flop worse than no sleep

  39. g August 20, 2015

    Im sorry I love janet , but I pray this song is way better then this snipp! This song will flop so bad you guys will never miss it. It will also make Jimmy Jam and Terry look real bad. Still love Janet but this album needs help or just push the album back till next year for some tune ups.

  40. Ozzy August 20, 2015

    Unbreakable. What a fitting title and I love the little shade to Madonna’s brittle bones, that often do break.

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  42. Mark111 /.\ August 20, 2015

    I like it. One reason I didn’t like most of her 2000s albums was because she left out the great songs with powerful lyrics for s e x songs. Unbreakable is a very fitting title, cause the media did not break this woman.

  43. eric August 20, 2015

    I don’t know.

  44. NoneGiven August 21, 2015

    This is classic Janet, has a real MJ feel to it. Loving all the tracks so far. Keep it up JJ! You sound great! Janet went through different eras/phases sounds/experiences, so each album was always different. This is a 90s throwback

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