Pop diva Janet Jackson is releasing her forthcoming Number Ones compilation on November 17th and the following day, Janet will air an hour-long primetime special on ABC, November 18th.
It seems as though Janet’s team on her new label (her new studio album, due out next year, will be released via A&M/Interscope Records), which will be announced officially sometime this month is trying to make all the right moves for the next phase in Janet’s career. With a great performance at this year’s VMA’s, a new video for “Make Me Move,” the new single from the greatest hits compilation, to this upcoming new special, Janet is definitely on the right track.
We can expect a new album from Jackson next year, which Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins revealed will be an uptempo/dance record.
CHRIS BROWN MOVES UP GRAFFITI
After the success of his latest video and leaking of his album cover, it seems that Chris Brown and Jive Records are quite confident in the release of his third studio album, Graffiti, which was set for release December 15th.
In a day and age where most of the time, this is unheard of, Brown has decided that he will push his album up a week earlier. The new album from Chris will now hit stores December 8th.
Chris is presently promoting the single, “I Can Transform Ya,” but recently shot a video for his second single, “Crawl,” which will feature model/singer, Cassie.
MARY PUSHES ALBUM BACK AGAIN
Originally slated for release on December 15th, Mary J. Blige is pushing her album back just in time for Christmas.
The ninth studio album, Stronger, will now drop December 22nd. When asked about the new album, Mary had this to say:
“The album represents who and what I am right now. I’m a stronger human being after all the growing pains. It’s about life, love, change, strength—mostly really knowing who you are and being confident in that.”
This is interesting, as far as Mary’s project being pushed back. Due to the fact that her “buzz” single “The One,” featuring fan-favorite Drake isn’t really performing as well on the charts, I thought that “Stronger,” the album’s title track, which was also released as the lead single from the film More Than a Game’s soundtrack, Music Inspired by More Than a Game would create some more awareness about Mary’s upcoming album.
It’ll be a good thing for Mary to see this on the shelves when doing last minute shopping on December 22nd.