Download Japan Bonus Tracks

Download the bonus tracks from the Damita Jo album for a LIMITED TIME ONLY at Janet Multimedia now!


New York Damita Jo Album Launch

The New York album launch for Janet’s latest offering, Damita Jo, will take place on Monday March 29th at Jean-Georges Vongerichten‘s Spice Market restaurant.


Janet Love got it right again!

Not only were we the first to tell you about Janet’s Super Bowl performance, but those of you that have been visiting the site for years may remember the following which was posted on Yahoo! News:

It’s been reported that Janet Jackson’s next album will mark a drastic change of style.

According to fansite, the All For You star is now planning to embrace Europop, as opposed to her usual R&B sounds. The reason? Janet’s apparently obsessed with Kylie Minogue’s last album, Fever, which features the worldwide smash single, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.

So enamoured is Janet by the Aussie popster’s hugely-successful album that she’s reportedly given all her friends plus long-time producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis copies, to let them get a feel of which musical direction she wants to take. According to a source, Janet wants to do something “edgy and experimental.”

Janet’s album is expected to be released next year.

And what does Janet’s new album include? Europop! The track Slolove and the Japanese Bonus Tracks were all produced and co-written with European producers BAG & Arnthor. Janet Love reported this in May 2002 and it was dissed by people saying the site was making up rubbish! If you can’t access the Yahoo! article, click here and select any of the first three results!


Album tracks on UK radio

Trevor Nelson is going to showcase some new tracks from Janet’s album on the RHYTHM NATION show in the next couple of hours.

Listen at Radio 1 Online.


Just A Little While TRL UK Video

You can now download Janet’s TRL UK performance (well most of it anyway!) at Janet Multimedia.


Janet attends LA listening party

{{popup janet-listening-large.jpg Janet 267×409}}Janet last night hosted “A Night with Janet Damita Jo Jackson” held in celebration of Janet her career achievements at Mortons Restaurant on March 21, 2004 in Hollywood, California. It also gave those present the chance to hear her new album, Damita Jo. Visit our gallery now to see a full set of photos!


Janet receives Lifetime Achievement Award

From Reuters: And the award for strength and endurance goes to … Janet Jackson.

The R&B singer, whose “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl last month, sent shockwaves through the nation, paid tribute to her special qualities Saturday when she received a career achievement honor at the Soul Train Music Awards.

With her breasts safely ensconced in a white gown, the 37-year-old singer thanked her fans, without specifically mentioning the infamous fallout.

“You’ve been there for me during the good times as well as the bad, and you’ve lifted me up with your love. Your love and support has always been a great source of comfort, especially in these last few weeks.”

Her speech frequently punctuated by cheers of love and support from the audience, Jackson said she was “amazed” to have endured in showbusiness for 30 years.

“That endurance is my heritage, as a woman, and especially a black woman. I’m convinced that we black women possess a special, indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down but to get up, to get through and to get over.”

The onset of canned music prevented her from continuing at length, and she avoided reporters when she went backstage afterward — surrounded by a phalanx of bodyguards — to pose briefly for photographers.

Jackson’s prize — a.k.a. the Quincy Jones Award for outstanding career achievement (female) — forms part of her promotional duties for her new album, “Damita Jo,” which is set for U.S. release on March 30, and internationally the day before.

The winner of the corresponding male prize was similarly controversial: R&B singer R. Kelly, who faces child pornography charges in his home state of Illinois. He, too, has a new album coming out, and also dodged reporters. Kelly also won a prize in the main competition with his “Chocolate Factory” CD being named best R&B/soul album by a male.

The big winner of the night was hip-hop duo OutKast, which received two prizes, R&B/soul/rap album of the year for its Grammy-winning opus “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,” and the video prize for its infectious dance anthem “Hey Ya!”

Destiny’s Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles, who had led the nominees with nods in four competitive categories, won a single award. Her solo debut “Dangerously in Love” was named best R&B/soul album by a female.

OutKast and Knowles additionally took home Sammy Davis, Jr. awards for entertainer of the year. As with the Quincy Jones prizes, these had been previously announced.

The 18th annual ceremony, which took place at the International Cultural Center, was broadcast live in syndication.



Cigar Aficionado sponsor Janet album launch

Tonight, after the Soul Train Awards, Janet will attend an album launch in Los Angeles along with many A-list celebrities. The sponsor, Cigar Aficionado, will give special cigars to each person to attend. Meanwhile, a new photo of Janet has been circulated which can be seen on the left.

Press release from Cigar Aficionado: 19 March 2004: C.A.O. International Inc. has a cigar for controversial music artist Janet Jackson. The cigarmaker is serving as cigar sponsor for tomorrow evening’s “A Night With Janet ‘Damita Jo’ Jackson,” which celebrates Jackson’s release of her “Damita Jo” album.

The event follows the 2004 Soul Train Awards. Several cigar-smoking celebrities are expected to attend, including Jay-Z and Denzel Washington. The evening’s VIPs will receive a selection of C.A.O. cigars, including premium C.A.O. Criollos and L’Anniversaire Maduros from Nicaragua and a flavored C.A.O. Moontrance made in the Dominican Republic.

Justin Timberlake is among the invited guests. C.A.O. is providing headgear for the event, but not shirts with tear-away panels, so a repeat of the infamous Jackson/Timberlake performance from the Super Bowl is not expected.


CD:UK remove their backstage gossip

CD:UK have removed their backstage gossip about Janet’s demands from their website. Perhaps Virgin caught wind of it?!


Janet to appear on David Letterman

From Associated Press: David Letterman, who got an eyeful of Courtney Love ‘s breasts during Wednesday’s “Late Show,” has booked another noted breast-barer, Janet Jackson .

The singer will grant Letterman her first network TV interview on the “Late Show” on March 29, the show announced Thursday.

Starting that week, Jackson is making a round of media appearances to promote her new album, “Damita Jo.” She’ll appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Fox’s “On the Air With Ryan Seacrest.”

She’ll also be on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

Her appearance on Letterman is a coup for the talk-show host, considering it was also on CBS where Jackson had her controversial Super Bowl halftime show exposure. She later stayed away from the Grammy Awards on CBS, reportedly because the network wanted her to apologize for the Super Bowl performance.

Letterman’s show is pre-taped, allowing for editing. When Love leaped on Letterman’s desk Wednesday and lifted her shirt to expose her breasts, the shot was edited to obscure the view.

Jackson will be Seacrest’s sole guest and will perform for a crowd outside the Hollywood-area complex where the show is taped.

Fox spokesman John Rizzotti said it was uncertain whether she’ll perform one or two songs after Seacrest (also host of Fox’s “American Idol”) interviews her.

A seven-second delay, standard for the show, will be in place for her April 2 appearance, Rizzotti said.

The fallout from Jackson’s Super Bowl antics has been extensive, with the public and politicians clamoring for the TV industry to clean up its act.