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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Preview “The Great Forever” From Janet Jackson’s New Album Unbreakable

Janet Jackson is coming back this fall with her first new album since 2008's Discipline. We'd thought that the new LP was called Conversations In
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 10:01 am

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'…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2015 - 9:12 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2015 - 8:39 am

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,…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2015 - 9:39 am
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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 ca…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
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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…
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…
James Rettig | June 3, 2015 - 10:20 am
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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 wa…
James Rettig | May 16, 2015 - 11:30 am
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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…
Caitlin White | May 8, 2015 - 2:14 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2012 - 10:45 am

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…
brandon | February 26, 2008 - 9:41 am
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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?
Stereogum | January 9, 2008 - 9:53 am
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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 dow…
Stereogum | July 10, 2007 - 10:49 am
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