Janet Jackson is back! New music and world tour coming in 2015
Janet Jackson arrives at amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2013 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic,)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Janet Jackson attends the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Janet Jackson attends the Dylan's Candy Bar Los Angeles Opening at Original Farmers Market on September 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 24: Janet Jackson arrives at the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012 in Cap D'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Janet Jackson attends the Marco Glaviano 'Supermodels' exhibition opening at the Keszler Gallery on May 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 05: Janet Jackson performs at Fillmore Miami Beach on December 5, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Janet Jackson performs on her Janet Jackson Number Ones: Up Close & Personal Tour at The Royal Albert Hall on June 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BERLIN, BERLIN - JUNE 24: US singer Janet Jackson performs live at the Tempodrom on June 24, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Marco Prosch/WireImage)
US singer Janet Jackson speaks during the 19th Life Ball in front of the city hall in Vienna, Austria, on May 21, 2011. The Life Ball is a charity gala to raise money for people living with HIV and AIDS.AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Janet Jackson attends amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
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Janet Jackson announced Friday that she'll be debuting new music and embarking on a world tour in 2015.
"I promised you'd hear it from my lips and now you will. This year, new music, new world tour, a new movement. I've been listening. Let's keep the conversation going," Jackson says in the announcement video posted late Friday evening.
The announcement comes less than one year after the 25th anniversary of Rhythm Nation 1814.
Since Jackson's last studio album, 2008's Discipline, was released, there has been much chatter about what's next for the singer.
Just last month, Jackson cheekily responded to a fan's missing persons flyer that had made its way around the web. Twitter user @myvelvetrope mocked up a poster declaring that Jackson was "missing" from the entertainment industry, and that "We NEED you back." The image was shared by Jackson's frequent collaborator Jimmy Jam, while the superstar responded: "LOL. Too funny, too sweet."
Meanwhile, rumors about a comeback had been swirling, spurred on by an uncredited photo of upcoming releases purported that Jackson would have a new offering via Atlantic Records out in July. A rep for the label denied the images validity, confirming to several media outlets that Ms. Jackson would not be releasing an album with them this summer.
Days later, Styleite reported that Spotify had allegedly spilled the beans on a July 28 tour date at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, though the venue reportedly remained tight-lipped about its validity.
Most recently, Jackson's official website shared an item from EST.1997 titled, "Is Janet Jackson Readying a Modern-Day Rhythm Nation?" pointing to the frequent use of #ConversationsinaCafe on social media.
Details on what the new music will be have yet to be revelead, though Jackson's announcement tweet included the #ConversationsinaCafe hashtag. Perhaps a potential album title?