The mere mention of Janet Jackson returning to the music scene had us excited, but now fans everywhere are over the moon as the iconic singer has reached out and set dates to record tracks with none other than hit maker Bruno Mars. Including Mars in the production of her new album was a move approved not only by Janet, but also her one-year-old son Eissa. Janet has previously revealed that Bruno's music is the first her son has responded to.
Bruno Mars has stated that he was raised on Janet Jackson's music and was floored when he found out she was a fan and wanted to include him on this upcoming album. Bruno Mars, in May, presented Janet Jackson with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards, she is also the first black woman to receive a Billboard Icon Award. He told the crowd that Janet Jackson "represents undeniable artistic genius."
Tracks are being set to record in London where Janet currently lives. Grammy award winning producing duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have also signed on to the project.
After a lengthy period away we welcome the return of this icon and can't wait for this musical collaboration that will be sure to add just the right amount of magic to an already highly anticipated album.