Janet Jackson fans will be excited to know there’s more surprises coming from the singer following the success of her chart-topping album, Unbreakable. Jackson’s newly launched Rhythm Nation label has inked a long-term deal with BMG, which is helping the legendary singer with an extensive rollout.
In a new interview with Hits Daily Double, BMG exececutive Jon Cohen revealed Jackson’s comeback is all part of her strategic plan. “She really wanted was a team that wasn’t committed to something for weeks one, two and three; she wanted a team for the next 18 months to two and three years. And we have a three-year plan with Janet. It’s not just about this record, and the plan goes well beyond music,” Cohen says.
Cohen hints the icon is just getting warmed up: “She wanted someone who was not going to look at this in the short-term, but really look at what Janet Jackson is in 2015, 2016, 2017, and how she wants to express herself. And she wanted a company with a broad enough canvas to paint that picture.”
So what can we expect from Miss Jackson in the immediate future? Cohen revealed some good news. “Janet turns 49 this year, meaning she has a milestone birthday next year, so there’s a big story to tell,” he says. “I think there will be other things surrounding the tour itself, and the three-year-plus Janet plan will be all about Unbreakable, but I think it will also blossom into other things.”
Unbreakable opened atop of the Billboard 200 this week, selling 116 thousand equivalent album units. The set marks Janet’s seventh album to reach that milestone.
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