All "Janet Jackson" stories

Return to Story

Janet Jackson – “No Sleeep” (Feat. J.Cole) Video

When J. Cole showed up to throw awkward come-ons all over a remix of Janet Jackson’s sublime comeback single “No Sleeep,” it was like, “It’s OK. It’s just a remix. It doesn’t really count.” Well, that was fun while it lasted. The Cole version is apparently now the official one, since he’s now showed u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2015 - 9:12 am

Janet Jackson – “No Sleeep (Remix Feat. J. Cole)”

Last month, Janet Jackson came back with “No Sleeep,” her first new single in seven years. It’s a sexy, pillowy, low-impact lope with production from her longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and it’s tough to imagine a better reintroduction for Ms. Jackson. Yesterday, news circulated that J. Cole would jump on a remix… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2015 - 8:39 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This was the first official week of summer, and appropriately, things seemed to slow down a little, while the best songs felt decidedly warmer than usual: some country sweetness; some punk-rock sweat; some uplifting funk; some infectious pop; Janet Jackson. Yep, it’s getting hotter around here. And this week, this is what it sounded like. More »

By: Stereogum / June 26, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Janet Jackson – “No Sleeep”

Janet Jackson has been quiet for a long time, but she’s about to come back with a new album, probably titled Conversations In A Cafe, and a new world tour. Today, she shared “No Sleeep,” her first single in seven years. As blockbuster returns go, this one is refreshingly quiet. It’s a slinky, whispery song,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 22, 2015 - 9:39 am

Hear The First Preview Of Janet Jackson’s Conversations In A Cafe

Janet Jackson recently confirmed that she will be releasing a new album this coming fall, and though she hasn’t officially announced its title, we can assume that it will be Conversations In A Cafe. Jackson included the hashtag #ConversationsInACafe on Instagram to coincide with the album’s announcement, and now she’s included it in a tweet… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Janet Jackson Announces 2015 Tour Dates

A few weeks ago, Janet Jackson confirmed that she’d be releasing a new as-of-yet untitled album in the fall, and today she’s announced a North American tour to go along with it. The dates range from the end of August through to the beginning of November, so presumably the album will be released sometime during… More »

By: James Rettig / June 15, 2015 - 10:55 am

Janet Jackson Confirms New Album Out This Fall

Janet Jackson teased a new album last month with a short announcement video, but she’s just confirmed it in a press release. The album will come out through Jackson’s new label Rhythm Nation Records in partnership with BMG sometime this fall. It’s Jackson’s first album in seven years since 2008’s Disclipline. “You will always know… More »

By: James Rettig / June 3, 2015 - 10:20 am

Janet Jackson Confirms New Music, World Tour This Year

Janet Jackson is back! After some wishy-washy rumors last week that she’d be releasing an album, the singer officially announced it on Saturday, which was her 49th birthday. “This year: new music, new world tour, a new movement,” she said in a video that she posted on Twitter. “I’ve been listening. Let’s keep the conversatio… More »

By: James Rettig / May 16, 2015 - 11:30 am

Janet Jackson Might Be Releasing A New Album This Summer

UPDATE: Okay, maybe we’ve established the release isn’t coming through Atlantic, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a new Janet album on the way. According to her fan forum, the photo of releases in question is actually from a record store. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 8, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Deerhoof – “What Have You Done For Me Lately” (Janet Jackson Cover)

Deerhoof’s La Isla Bonita was largely inspired by Janet Jackson and Madonna, so much so that single “Paradise Girls” evolved from a demo of the band covering Jackson’s “What Have You Done For Me Lately.” Today the noise-pop veterans have shared that demo to help connect the dots between their inspiration and the finished product. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015 - 10:57 am

Watch Ryan Adams Cover And Perform With Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass on the come-up! Last month, the Southern singer-songwriter released her elaborately orchestrated, ridiculously gorgeous self-titled debut album, and it’s one of the strongest debuts we’ve heard all year. Right now, Prass is touring the UK with Ryan Adams, and Adams is obviously a fan. Last week in Brighton, Adams covered Prass’ lovely song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm

The Week In Pop: Shawn Mendes, TerRio, And Vine’s Six-Second Stars

Whether busking, mailing out demo tapes, or uploading to MySpace or YouTube, conventional wisdom says you have less than one minute to catch the attention of music industry execs. Shawn Mendes did it in six seconds. The 15-year-old Toronto pop singer made his name on Vine, Google’s quick-hit video service, riding looped snippets of Katy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 31, 2014 - 4:01 pm

How To Dress Well Covers Janet Jackson

Lo-fi R&B chamber-music type How To Dress Well will soon release Total Loss, his sophomore album, and we’ve already heard the album tracks “Ocean Floor For Everything” and “Cold Nites.” On a bonus 7″ that’ll come with pre-orders of the album, he’s also recorded a spare but faithful and heartfelt cover of Janet Jackson’s great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2012 - 10:45 am

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Janet Jackson Is Taking A Shot At Love (& Other MTV Reality Trash, Too)

Last week we found ourselves liking Janet’s Daft Punk-sampling “So Much Betta.” Now she has a funny set of Joel Schumacher-directed skits running on MTV to coincide with her “Artist Of The Week” run, which started yesterday. So here’s Ms. Jackson hamming (and skateboarding) her way through spoofs of My Super Sweet 16, MakingMore »

By: brandon / February 26, 2008 - 9:41 am

New Janet Jackson Video – “Feedback”

It’s really embarrassing, every time you run into Janet whilst with your parents and Mom says “OMG this child was conceived listening to you!” right? Well that pregnant soundbite was the biggest news from Ms. Jackson this year — until she went all out on this high concept clip for vocal filtered new single “Feedback,”… More »

By: Stereogum / January 9, 2008 - 9:53 am

Video Hangover: Busta Rhymes (Feat. Janet Jackson) – “What’s It Gonna Be?!”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks ‘em down for you. This week: Busta Rhymes uses his Wonder Twin Powers on Janet Jackson in one of the most expensive videos ever made. More »

By: Stereogum / July 10, 2007 - 10:49 am