It’s Official, Janet Jackson Severs Ties W/ Island Def Jam

Janet Jackson

Janet inked a lucrative deal with Island in July of 2007 and released her first album, Discipline, on the label in early 2008. When sales failed to meet expectations, the Grammy award-winning singer expressed her dissatisfaction with IDJ telling SOHH the label stopped pushing the disc.

Janet inked a lucrative deal with Island in July of 2007 and released her first album, Discipline, on the label in early 2008. When sales failed to meet expectations, the Grammy award-winning singer expressed her dissatisfaction with IDJ telling SOHH the label stopped pushing the disc.

“They just stopped all promotion whatsoever on the album,” she said in a previous interview.

Janet has since asked to be released and Island Def Jam has complied.

“At her request, the record label has agreed to dissolve their working relationship with the popular artist,” Jackson’s rep said in a statement. “Now, more than 20 years after the release of her iconic album, Control, Janet will have autonomy over her career, without the restrictions of a label system.”

According to Jackson’s publicist, she is looking forward to being one of the first superstar artists to have the individual freedom that comes along with being a free agent.

Currently on the road for the first time in 7 years, Jackson’s “Rock Witchu Tour" features LL Cool J and Donnie Klang. It kicked off on September 10th in Vancouver, BC and will make stops in major cities across the United States and Canada.



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