Report: Janet Jackson To Collaborate With Bruno Mars On New Album

Published: Monday 11th Jun 2018 by Sam

Janet Jackson has millions of fans and one of her most ardent (and notable) admirers is Bruno Mars. 

Millions tuned in last month to see the the hitmaker present Jackson with the Billboard Icon Award at the BBMAs  – a show which also brought with it the diva’s first televised performance in almost a decade.

Having both expressed ample appreciation for the other, it appears the pair are gearing up to extend their love for one another to the studio.

Details below…

Citing an insider close to the situation, The Metro wrote:

‘The pair have been friends for a while but decided now is the perfect time for them to collaborate after catching up at the Billboard Music Awards. Bruno was raised on Janet’s music and was floored when he found out that she was a fan.

They speak on the phone often and have pencilled dates in to record tracks for Janet’s next album.’

The report went on to specify that some of the sessions are set to take place in London where Janet resides with her one-year-old son Eissa and where Bruno will be touring this summer.

No dates were specified, but looking at their respective live itineraries, there are pockets of potential dotted around July and August.

Interestingly, Jackson’s longtime production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are also said to be involved – which ought to please Mars the more given how much he’s cited the pair as his primary inspirations.

While it’s unknown how much material will be yielded from the sessions, the report claims a single (at the minimum) is one of the goals.



We’re crossing our fingers, toes, and all things crossable in hopes of this following through.

Beyond being a dream collaboration, it makes for a highly organic one – both from a Janet and Bruno perspective, as well as the Jimmy and Terry connection.

Whatever the case, Ms. Jackson seems to have a renewed fire since the birth of her son and split from her husband.

We’re excited to see her ignite the scene all over again!

Your thoughts?

[Photo credit: Getty]

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  1. Fancy BISH June 11, 2018

    I’m here for it! 🤳🏽 Jimmy, Terry and Bruno! And if you can, find the real secret sauce which is Rene Elizondo 👀

    • dee June 11, 2018

      Rene was indeed the secret in the sauce. His work on the Velvet Rope was dope. Her music since his departure has been good but not four stars.

      • Boytoy1814 June 12, 2018

        Rene was the secret sauce for
        ‘Rhythm Nation 1814″ album & the “Janet” album.

      • Fancy BISH June 12, 2018

        @Boytoy1814, you betta spill The Knowledge lol…in my opinion, Janet & Rene are in the top 5 best songwriters of ALL TIME…and you can quote me! 🤳🏽 Just magical song after magical song! And of course, Jimmy and Terry are GENIUS LEVEL songwriters and producers…it doesn’t get said enough! I am amazed with the sounds and melodies they create! There are a handful of women that share the Queen Of Pop, but let me say this…when I listen to Janet’s body of work, she comes extremely close to convincing me that she’s the QUEEN of Pop, R&B, music overall, Wakanda and everything else lol 😂

    • eric June 11, 2018

      Rene was a good songwriter and business manager for Janet, but Jimmy & Terry created the actual sound for VR.

  2. Jeans June 11, 2018

    Single is gonna be FIRE!
    Video is gonna be BOMB!
    Choreo is gonna be LIT!

    Soul Ready! Bring it!

  3. HansomeGumDrop June 11, 2018


  4. Mark Davidson June 11, 2018


  5. i hate whytee n blackk bitchezzz . they not sht June 11, 2018

    Why Why why…he is a thief..she should pay the artist that he has stolen his music from…

    • Deyzz June 11, 2018

      Bruno is waaaay better as an artist than Janet. Do not get it twisted. She is lucky he even want to work with her.
      He is going to ride on this journey because of how much gas everyone is giving her. Can’t blame him.

      • Mark Davidson June 11, 2018

        GTFOOH you wish Bruno is a better artist than Janet don’t try it B I T C H

      • Jeans June 11, 2018

        Please don’t try it!

      • Tori June 11, 2018

        Deyzz… how young are you?

      • Deyzz June 13, 2018

        Don’t call me a b****. I am old enough for you to call me MISS DEYZZ, if you’re nasty!!
        Bruno is an artist and if you took a survey, everyone knows he is the real artist. He can write, sing and play instruments!
        He did not need to drop his pants at the Super Bowl due to lack of talent. Bruno never gave a half ass performance. Janet has, especially recently. I know the real deal on Miss Jackson. If you mentioned Beyonce, now we are talking. That’s a better match for Bruno. That’s magic.

  6. DanYiel Iman June 11, 2018

    Hopefully she’s not whispering , I’m sure Bruno Mars will be EVERYTHING!!

    • Mark Davidson June 11, 2018

      But you’ll be the first Janet hater to listen to her music go away Madonna fan

    • Naughty One June 11, 2018

      Find something new to say girl. You are about one of the most annoying queens up on here!

  7. Wayne June 11, 2018

    I hope this more like an Alicia Keys/Bruno collab like what they did with “Tears Always Win” instead of a duet/feature. PLEASE!

  8. olusheyi banjo June 11, 2018

    This album is going to be bananas. I’m here for it for real

  9. pat June 11, 2018

    She’s baaaaack. haters will continue to check for her every move!

    • Jeans June 11, 2018


  10. Antincia foster June 11, 2018

    This is going to be lit

    • Jeans June 11, 2018


  11. Yonce June 11, 2018

    I’m so here for this. This will definitely be her 11th number one song, mark my words.

    • Jeans June 11, 2018

      I agree! Her 11th #1! YESSSSSSSS!!!!

  12. Steven June 11, 2018

    This is what we all waiting for!Janet and Bruno..this is like a dream!

  13. Music Extraordinary June 11, 2018

    Oh my god let the dream fans been longing for happen the greatest living entertainer Janet Jackson ft Bruno Mars YES YES YES 😄😄😄😄

  14. Cynthia June 11, 2018

    It’s fixing 2 b on n Crackin-lackin you bring it Ms Janet Jackson ready n waiting for that show. Back on top n don’t stop!!!

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