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Janet Jackson will release her first new album in seven years this fall

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Janet Jackson is preparing to make a comeback. Seven years since her last album Discipline hit stories in 2008, the singer announced this week that she's getting ready to release a new album under her brand-new label, Rhythm Nation, while also planning a new world tour to promote the release.

The Rhythm Nation label, which Janet formed under BMG, recalls her 1989 album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, which earned critical acclaim and went on to influence artists like Rihanna and Lady Gaga. The album explored social issues of its time and called for racial harmony — a theme that Janet will probably mine in her new output. According to the release, the label will also serve as "a home to both new and established recording artists." All told, it's good to see Janet come back to us.