Janet has announed that she is changing the name of her new album. In an official press release it is said that the change came about due to suggestions from fans through the Design A Cover contest held on her official website.
Janet Jackson Changes Title of New Album
CD Hitting Stores on September 26th Now to Be Titled ’20 Y.O.’
NEW YORK, July 31 /PRNewswire/ — Janet Jackson has decided to change the title of her upcoming album from “20 Years Old” to “20 Y.O.” at the suggestion of fans participating in an album cover design contest the R&B superstar is holding on Yahoo! Music.
On July 17th, Janet — in conjunction with Yahoo! — launched “Design Me” (http://designme.janetjackson.com/) in which fans were able to download and “remix” images of the singer to come up with their own album covers. Four winners are to have their designs grace the first one million copies of Janet’s new album. When several fans submitted designs with covers that read “20 Y.O.” instead of “20 Years Old,” Janet liked it so much, she decided to officially change the album’s title. The CD hits stores on September 26th.
The design competition has stirred up anticipation for the music icon’s new album, which executive producer Jermaine Dupri promises will “blow a new generation of minds” as it marks the anniversary of Janet’s career-making 1986 album, Control. Janet has re-teamed with her original collaborators, legendary hit-makers Jimmy “Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis, and Grammy-Award winner Dupri to create a dynamic production trio. “20 Y.O.” has been described as a celebration of what was going on musically back in the day when Control was released.
The first single from 20 Y.O. is the breezy, laid-back “Call Me,” featuring St. Louis hip-hop star Nelly, which hit radio on June 19th and has already cracked the Top 40 pop chart and is a Top 15 track at urban radio. The video, shot by noted director Hype Williams, premiered on BET’s “Access Granted” on July 26th. The video is also an AOL exclusive and in rotation at VH1, VH1 Soul Spotlight and MTV Hits.