Janet Jackson’s new studio album, 20 Years Old, will hit music stores on September 26, according to inside sources. Its first single, “Call on Me,” featuring Nelly, is preparing to bombard radio outlets starting next week.
Earplugs are reportedly flying off the shelves across the U.S.
As previously reported, Jackson’s latest musical effort was produced by her boyfriend, Jermaine Dupri, who is president of Virgin Records’ Virgin Urban division. Longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis also produced the album.
20 Years Old is an apparent reference to the 20-year anniversary of the singer’s 1986 smash hit album Control. Jackson last came out with an album in 2004, immediately following her Super Bowl halftime wardrobe malfunction. Which was pretty sweet, and probably helped boost the popularity of TiVo tenfold.
That record, Damita Jo, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 pop chart and has sold 987,000 copies in the United States, many of which have not been thrown out or sold on eBay.