Fans receive copies of Unbreakable early

As a thank you for supporting her, Janet’s new album Unbreakable has been delivered to those who pre-ordered it a few days early.

Fans who bought the CD via the official store when it was first announced have been pleasantly surprised over the last few days as the album arrived early.

Those who have posted about the album have been unanimous in their praise for the work, with many citing it as her best since The Velvet Rope.

The CD is in stores and available on iTunes and Spotify this Friday worldwide.

Here at Janet Love we’d love to hear your comments on the CD below if you’ve already listened. What are you favourite tracks and what do the lyrics mean to you?

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Janet premieres BurnItUp! with UK Radio1 worldwide premiere

Janet tonight premiered her new track BurnItUp! on BBC Radio 1 in the UK to give the track its worldwide premiere.

The track, which opens Janet’s current Unbreakable tour, is undoubtedly some of Janet’s best work to date.

A remix of the track by Naughty Boy will be released in the UK at a later date.

Listen below and get the track at midnight local time on iTunes:


Naughty Boy to remix Janet and Missy’s “BurnItUp!” for UK audience

UK producer Naughty Boy has told a newspaper that he will be remixing Janet’s upcoming single BurnItUp! featuring Missy Elliott.

The track, expected to be released this week, has been performed as the opening number at each of Janet’s shows on the Unbreakable Tour.

Naughty Boy told the Daily Mirror:

“I’m about to start work on a track with Janet featuring Missy Elliott. It’s set to be another massive collaboration. It’s very exciting times for the both of them.

“I’m going to be remixing the track for the UK and I look forward to meeting up with Janet soon.”

Naughty Boy has previously worked with Beyonce and Sam Smith.

Janet’s album will be released in the UK on October 2nd and HMV will stock an exclusive version of the CD which features two bonus tracks.

UK and European dates for the Unbreakable Tour are expected to be announced in the next week.

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Janet announces third leg to North America tour

Janet has announced a third leg to her North American tour, adding 22 more dates to her current line up.

The new leg starts in Concord, CA on May 19th, just a few days after Janet’s 50th birthday and continues throughout May and June with dates in both the USA and Canada. A new date has also been added to the second leg of the tour in Hartford, CT.

American Express® Card Members and fans who pre-order the album can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, Sept. 14 at 10:00 a.m. local through Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 p.m. local. Fans who pre-order the album before Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:00 p.m. can buy tickets early at Tickets for the general public go on sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 at

There has still been no confirmation of an European leg to the tour.

Sat., Feb. 27, 2016 Hartford, CT XL Center (2nd LEG NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Thurs., May 19, 2016 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., May 21, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., May 24, 2016 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Thurs., May 26, 2016 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., May 28, 2016 Lafayette, LA Cajundome (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sun., May 29, 2016 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., May 31, 2016 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Thurs., June 2, 2016 Moline, IL iWireless Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., June 4, 2016 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sun., June 5, 2016 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., June 7, 2016 Toledo, OH Huntington Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Wed., June 8, 2016 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Fri., June 10, 2016 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., June 11, 2016 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., June 14, 2016 Hershey, PA Giant Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Wed., June 15, 2016 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Fri., June 17, 2016 Montreal, QC Bell Centre (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., June 18, 2016 London, ON Budweiser Gardens (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Tues., June 21, 2016 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Wed., June 22, 2016 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Fri., June 24, 2016 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)
Sat., June 25, 2016 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre (NEW DATE – On sale Sept. 19)

Europe to get Limited Edition cover of “Unbreakable” album

A limited edition of Janet’s upcoming Unbreakable album is set to be released in Europe.

The album will have the same tracklisting but a second cover.

Fans worldwide can pre-order the limited edition now from Amazon UK now.

It has not yet been confirmed whether the edition will be released in the United States.

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Darren Blogs: Janet’s perfect delivery

So here we are, three shows in and Miss Janet Jackson has given us, the fans, an astonishing amount of new material delivered with sheer precision in both its marketing strategy and its content.

Since her initial announcement in May, Janet and her team have engineered her return to world domination with gentle but well planned and meticulous timing.

Through a series of coordinated tweets and posts, Janet has been in control of her own content releasing new material in a steady fashion but giving fans enough to “keep the conversation going”.

Very little has been released exclusively to national media outlets, with the focus instead being on reporters and blogs picking up on material Janet has published herself usually through her Twitter page.

Janet hasn’t done any major sit down interviews, nor has she graced the cover of magazines but the frenzy surrounding her return has been palpable with multiple media outlets regularly giving air time and column inches to Janet’s return.

So how has this new strategy evolved? Firstly, it’s the fact she’s been out of the public eye for an extended period of time. She’s never been one to release albums every year like some of today’s pop empresarios. But this is the first time that Janet has released an album in the new sphere of heavy social media, rapid music turnover and streaming music services.

You’ll notice that by looking at the tracklisting for her new album Unbreakable you’ll see a host of songs and they’re all songs, not interludes. But when you listen to the title track Unbreakable you’ll notice it’s sandwiched between two very distinctive Janet interludes but they form the body of the album track. It’s likely that this is a very clever ploy to ensure that singles can continue to be released in traditional format without the interludes to enable fans to purchase slightly different versions of the song when they are released down the line and to give the album a shelf life longer than others. As far as I’m aware it’s the first time any artist has done this but it’s clear that Janet intends to make sure that this album lasts the duration of her tour.

These days artists tend to release several singles before then announcing the album and releasing it in order to generate as many sales and streams as possible. Janet’s team openly acknowledge that chart positions aren’t the prime goal here. They are an added bonus, but the message Janet is portraying is the key.

Lyrically we know that Janet’s most recent albums haven’t reached the depths of the introspective and contemplative Velvet Rope. But it’s clear that Unbreakable will see a return to the profound lyrics we all know and love Janet for. Lyrics that touch each and every one of her fans in different ways.

Only recently have I discovered a book called The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs which is named after the album and talks about issues faced by gay men as they grow up and the need to self reflect, analyse and find contentment in oneself. It’s an analysis that Janet plunged into in the Velvet Rope with lyrics such as “we all have the need to feel special” and “check in the mirror my friend, no lies will be told then, pointing the finger again, you can’t blame nobody but you”. It shows just how far and deep Janet’s message can permeate.

On Unbreakable we’ve already had insight into the depths Janet is going to with this album. Reuniting with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis she sings: “I lived through my mistakes, it’s just a part of growing”, presumably in reference to failed marriages and public vitriol that came as a result of the Superbowl.

And the track titles reveal their own depth with the album being clearly dedicated to falling in love, breaking up and being augmented with socially conscious messages such as that displayed on Shoulda Known Better and Lessons Learned.

The opening of the Unbreakable Tour in Vancouver also brought with it total surprises for the fans. Premièring new tracks, until the lights went down and the show started no one had even caught wind of the fact that Janet had a new track with Missy Elliott.

The surprises kept on coming with new choreography and three further new tracks taken from the album. We’ve already been told by Janet’s choreographer Gil Duldulao to expect changes between leg one and two and I understand that Janet is set to perform at London’s O2 Arena on 30th April 2016 which means we’re already expecting a third leg.

And the surprises will keep on coming I’m reliably informed. The regular use of the hashtag #ConversationsInACafe still hasn’t become apparent. It will in due course.

Reiterating the lyrics of the track The Great Forever, in which Janet tells others not to speculate about her life or the way she lives it, we’re reminded that that’s exactly what she’s doing with the release of Unbreakable. She is releasing the music directly to the fans through Rhythm Nation Records, when she wants and how she wants. And my word should we be grateful she’s even doing it at all.

Let’s keep the conversation going (by leaving your comments below).

Darren Burn – Founder, Janet Love /

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Janet releases track Unbreakable

Fan pre-ordering Janet’s new album were treated to a new track Unbreakable.

The song, the title track to the album, is one Janet has been performing on tour.

The introduction of the track was previously released on Janet’s Twitter.


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Unbreakable tracklisting, cover and release date announced

Janet’s new album Unbreakable will be released worldwide on Friday 2nd October, with pre-orders starting today on Apple iTunes. UK fans can pre-order now on Amazon.

The cover art has also been revealed, showing Janet sporting what is becoming the new symbol of the era, a black eagle.

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Janet’s long time friends and producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis said:

It’s wonderful to be creating again with Janet. From songwriting, producing, arranging, singing, dancing, acting, she deftly does it all and truly personifies the word artist. Unbreakable is a gift to all of her fans who have steadfastly stood by her. It is a subject for conversation, a plea for compassion, and a call for action from someone who’s come a long way, but’s got a long way to go, and has much to say about it. In other words, if you want to know what’s on her mind you only have to listen.

Jon Cohen, EVP Recorded Music at BMG US/Vagrant Music added:

It is truly a joyous occasion to have Janet’s record in hand and on the schedule. This amazing body of work reflects not only the timeless brilliance of Janet’s artistry, but a much awaited reunion between Ms. Jackson and the talented duo of Jam & Lewis. Working with Team Janet is a pleasure every day, and BMG is honored to be welcomed into this loving family.

The tracklisting for the album has also been officially released, confirming the names of some of the tracks Janet has been performing on tour.

Burnitup! (Feat. Missy Elliott)
Dammn Baby
The Great Forever
Shoulda Known Better
After You Fall
Broken Hearts Heal
No Sleeep (Feat. J Cole)
Dream Maker/ Euphoria
2 B Loved
Take Me Away
Lessons Learned
Black Eagle
Well Traveled
Gon B Alright


In a press release, fans were told that the album indicates themes which will be explored in Janet’s creation of the music for the “Unbreakable” album and tours.

Those themes include Janet’s views on where we stand today as individuals and as the inter-related elements of a planet.  Some of these relate to her convictions passionately expressed in Rhythm Nation 1814, including the need to bring things out in the open and to have a dialogue.

The album also will mark the first time Janet Jackson has opened up about her brother Michael and with reflections concerning her youth. Inherent in this music will be her feeling that we must learn to celebrate life and the things each of us experiences and endures and how that process can make each person stronger. The Album, she assures her fans, contains messages and observations throughout, that are based on the fact that Janet Jackson has lived a lot of life.

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Janet unveils new socially conscious song “Shoulda Known Better”

Perhaps the highlight of last night’s first show of the Unbreakable World Tour was Janet unveiling her new socially conscious song Shoulda Known Better with simple and striking choreography and imagery.

A modern day Rhythm Nation, the track examines the state of the world today with lyrics such as “We won’t accept excuses. We don’t need no abuses. Just can’t feel casual about casualties”.

The song repeatedly asks “Why” and hopes that the world can be made “a better place”.

The song performance was accompanied by striking imagery of those who have fallen on hard times.

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Janet opens Unbreakable Tour in Vancouver

Janet has officially opened her Unbreakable World Tour with her first show in Vancouver tonight.

Performing the classics as well as several new songs, the show opened with a new track featuring Missy Elliott, believed to be called Burn It Up.

Towards the end of the show Janet sang the title track from her forthcoming album Unbreakable as well as previewing other new songs such as After You Fall and Should Have Known Better.


Burn It Up – feat Missy Elliott
Miss You Much
You Want This
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Pleasure Principle
When I Think Of You
All For You
All Nite (Don’t Stop)
Love Will Never Do Without You
DJ SET – R&B Junkie, Go Deep, Luv Me Luv Me, So Excited
After You Fall
Come Back To Me
Let’s Wait Awhile
I Get Lonely
Anytime Anyplace
No Sleeep
Got ‘Til It’s Gone
That’s The Way Love Goes
Together Again
The Best Things In Life Are Free
Black Cat
Rhythm Nation
Should Have Known Better
* songs in bold are new


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