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Janet Jackson likely to release new album this year

IANS 12 Aug 2014, 7:22:02 AM IST
Los Angeles: Singer Janet Jackson is reportedly set to release her new album after six years. Her last one was “Discipline”, which came out in 2008.

The singer will pay tribute to her late brother Michael Jackson, with plans to cover one of his tracks for the record, reports contactmusic.com.

"The label is really pushing Janet and they have made her a priority act for the year, which means a big budget,” a source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper.

"It'll be the first album she'd release since Michael died in 2009, so she felt it was fitting to include a nod to him. If it sells well she will look at doing a world tour in 2015,” the source added.

Meanwhile, songwriter Jamie McGrone has hinted at his involvement in the "project".

He took to Instagram and revealed his "team" would be working on the record, but refused to go into any more detail on what exactly they would be working on.

"Guess whose team is going to New York to work on the new Janet Jackson project,” he posted.