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Superstar Janet Jackson is presently in a New York studio working on her upcoming untitled eighth album. The singer will once again work with the production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The trio has been creating magic since coming together to create Jackson’s 1986 breakthrough set, Control, which sold more than five million copies.
At the Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday (June 12), Jimmy Jam said that Jackson’s upcoming set is hard to describe since it’s still in the early stages. “It’s too early to really say,”Jam said. ” mean, it’s kind of all over the place. We have some kind of up tempo dance house things, we have some funky down tempo things, a couple of real sensual ballads. I mean it’s kind of as Janet records go. But we’re only about eight songs in at this point so I mean there’s not really a clear direction of what we’re gonna do yet.”
Jimmy Jam is hopeful that Jackson will be able to release a single before the end of the year. “We’re gonna probably not have a full album until next year, but hopefully we’ll have a single ready to go by the end of the year, would be what we hope to do,”Jam said. “And I think we’ll pull that off.”