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Monday, March 31, 2008


Discipline receives special 'green' album packaging
Posted on 3/31/2008 11:06:00 AM ET
Discipline has received a special new environmentally friendly packaging and is currently available at Wal-Mart stores, according to an announcement made this morning by Universal Music Group (UMG).

The album is one of more than 20 UMG titles that will receive the special packaging, which is a part of Wal-Mart's "Earth Month" promotion. The CDs come in the new REPAK CD package, an all paperboard option containing renewable recycled board and recyclable paper. The packaging's design features a unique recessed cavity to hold the disc snugly and safely in place, eliminating the need for a plastic hub or tray.

The CDs also contain a special paper insert that when properly planted will bloom into wildflowers.
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Sunday, March 30, 2008


JD posts Kids' Choice Awards video on YouTube
Posted on 3/30/2008 05:38:00 PM ET
Jermaine Dupri this morning posted a video of himself and Janet at last night's Kids' Choice Awards on YouTube.

In the video, Janet discusses her recent illness. "I had bronchitis but I was borderline pneumonia," she says in the video. "And I was like that for three weeks."

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Photos of Janet last night at Kids' Choice Awards
Posted on 3/30/2008 05:34:00 PM ET
Janet and actor Josh Peck presented the award for Favorite Movie actress to Jessica Alba at last night's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008


Janet confirmed to appear on Kids' Choice Awards tonight
Posted on 3/29/2008 07:17:00 AM ET
The mailing list from Janet's official website sent out an e-mail late last night confirming that Janet will be appearing tonight at the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

The awards begin at 8 PM ET and will air live.

The e-mail announcement said, "Make sure you watch from the beginning... hint hint."
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Thursday, March 27, 2008


Janet tells fans: 'I'm Baaaaaacckkk'
Posted on 3/27/2008 11:27:00 AM ET
Janet has posted an online handwritten letter onto her official website's blog thanking fans for their support.

The blog posting has the title "I'm Baaaaaacckkk" and also includes the new remix of "Feedback" featuring Busta Rhymes, Ciara and Fabolous.
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Billboard update for week ending April 5, 2008
Posted on 3/27/2008 10:17:00 AM ET
The following list represents Janet's positions on all of the Billboard charts for the week ending April 5, 2008.

"Can't B Good," the fourth single from Discipline, makes its debut on the Billboard charts this week, landing on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart.

Discipline sold 34,000 copies in its fourth week of sales, bringing it's four week total to 310,000 copies sold in the U.S, according to Soundscan.

Discipline:
The Billboard 200: 8 to 17
Billboard Comprehensive Albums: 9 to 18
Top Digital Albums: drops out
Top Internet Albums: drops out
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: 6 to 7
Top Canadian Albums: drops out

"Can't B Good":
Hot Adult R&B Airplay: debuts at 40*

"Luv":
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 47 to 59
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: 47 to 59
Hot Adult R&B Airplay: 21 to 23

"Feedback":
Hot 100: 51 to 60
Hot Singles Sales: 11 to 11
Pop 100: 45 to 49
Hot Digital Tracks: 23 to 33
Hot Digital Songs: 23 to 34
Hot Dance Club Play: 2 to 5
Hot Dance Airplay: 6 to 12
Hot Canadian Digital Singles: 7 to 10
Canadian Hot 100: 12 to 14

"Call On Me"
Hot Singles Sales: drops out
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales: drops out

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Download official 'Feedback' remix feat. Busta, Ciara & Fabolous
Posted on 3/25/2008 07:45:00 PM ET
Island Def Jam this evening released onto the internet what they are calling an official remix of "Feedback" that features Busta Rhymes, Ciara and Fabolous.

Previously, both Ciara and Busta Rhymes released their own unofficial remixes of the song onto the internet. Janet confirmed in an interview with MTV.com last month that Ciara's remix was unofficial and something Ciara did on her own. Busta released his unofficial remix onto the internet shortly thereafter.

This "official" remix, apparently made by Jermaine Dupri, is a mashup of Ciara and Busta's respective remixes with new vocals by Fabolous.

The remix can be downloaded for free and apparently is not being put up for sale.
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New lighter version of 'Feedback' video released today
Posted on 3/25/2008 07:40:00 PM ET
A new version of the "Feedback" video that apparently had certain dark scenes lightened was released today and put up for sale on iTunes.

All of the content of the video is the same, however the dark scenes are now lighter and easier to see.

Both the original, dark version and the updated lightened version are for sale at iTunes.

[h/t to Stephen]
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Janet to visit Japan in April to promote Discipline
Posted on 3/25/2008 10:09:00 AM ET
Janet will make a quick visit to Japan in April to promote Discipline, according to an article from Japan Today:

Janet Jackson to make quick visit to Japan
Monday 24th March, 04:43 AM JST

American singer Janet Jackson will be in Japan April 9-12 to promote her latest album "Discipline," her agent says. Jackson, 41, last visited Japan in October 2006.

According to her agent, she herself suggested the short visit Japan this time, although she has a busy schedule promoting the new album in the U.S. Her agent quoted her as saying: "I love Japan so much because it never bores me. I want to visit KiddyLand, sushi restaurants and clubs with my friends."

[h/t to bohdans]
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Monday, March 24, 2008


Official contest to make your own 'Feedback' video
Posted on 3/24/2008 02:30:00 PM ET
The following announcement concerning a contest for fans to create their own "Feedback" video was posted this morning as a bulletin on Janet's MySpace page:

I want your Feedback! Create a video of you (by yourself, or with friends) performing a dance routine to "Feedback" and post it to my YouTube channel.

This contest is about art, and there are no losers in art, so winners will be chosen at random, but you do need to enter to win.

4 lucky winners will receive an iPod pre-loaded with my new album Discipline and the videos for "Feedback" and "Rock With U".

Enter today at YouTube.com/JanetJackson

All entries must be received by April 12th.

Love,
Janet
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MTV.com: Fabolous has completed a remix of 'Feedback'
Posted on 3/24/2008 10:12:00 AM ET
An article about rapper Fabolous posted this morning on MTV.com states that he has just completed a remix of Janet's "Feedback."

This is the first known mention of Fabolous remixing the song. It is unknown at this moment when or if this remix will be released.

In 2006, Fabolous was featured on a remix of "So Excited." Incidently, that remix, despite being official, was never actually released by the record company and was only traded as an electronic file online among fans.

UPDATE: A new Billboard.com article also states that Fabolous "has recently collaborated with Janet Jackson," although it didn't elaborate.
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Saturday, March 22, 2008


Listen to Janet's interview on Orlando's XL 106.7
Posted on 3/22/2008 10:56:00 AM ET
Janet's interview that aired this week on Orlando radio station XL 106.7's morning show hosted by Johnny & Jayde can now be streamed on their website.

In the interview, Janet again explains that she had planned on filming another movie at the beginning of this year, however those plans were canceled due to the writers' strike.

"Now that the strike is over, I have to figure out the timing of it all because I'm gonna get into tour rehearsals real soon, in a couple of months, and the first show is mid-September," she said in the interview.

She also said that not all of the tour dates have been scheduled yet, including the first show, however she told the station that she will bring the tour to Orlando. In a previous interview with a Connecticut radio station, Janet said that she'd also be bringing her tour to Hartford.

She also mentioned that she will be visiting Asia and Europe very soon to promote Discipline.

[h/t to Ryan]
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Thursday, March 20, 2008


Billboard update for week ending March 29, 2008
Posted on 3/20/2008 06:30:00 AM ET
The following list represents Janet's positions on all of the Billboard charts for the week ending March 29, 2008.

Discipline sold 38,000 copies in its third week of sales, bringing it's three week total to 276,000 copies sold in the U.S, according to Soundscan.

Discipline:
The Billboard 200: 3 to 8
Billboard Comprehensive Albums: 3 to 9
Top Digital Albums: 11 to 18
Top Internet Albums: 16 to 21
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: 1 to 6
Top Canadian Albums: 8 to 15

"Luv":
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 39 to 47
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: 39 to 47
Hot Adult R&B Airplay: 22 to 21*

"Feedback":
Hot 100: 28 to 51
Hot Singles Sales: 4 to 11
Pop 100: 29 to 45
Hot Digital Tracks: 10 to 23
Hot Digital Songs: 11 to 23
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: drops out
Hot Dance Club Play: 1 to 2
Hot Dance Airplay: 9 to 6*
Hot Canadian Digital Singles: 3 to 7
Canadian Hot 100: 6 to 12

"Call On Me"
Hot Singles Sales: 33 to 37
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales: 7 to 10

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Updated German television schedule
Posted on 3/19/2008 04:33:00 PM ET
Janet's official German website has an updated schedule for her upcoming German television appearances:

March 20, 06:00 - RTL, Punkt 6
March 20, 09:00 - RTL, Punkt 9
March 20, 12:00 - RTL, Punkt 12
March 20, 17:00 - Pro7, Taff
March 20, 17:40 - ZDF, Leute heute
March 20, 18:30 - RTL, Exclusiv
March 22, 13:05 - ZDF, Wochenjournal
March 25, 05:30 - ZDF, Morgenmagazin
April 11, 22:30 - ARTE, ARTE Tracks
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Monday, March 17, 2008


Bravo to broadcast GLAAD Media Awards
Posted on 3/17/2008 11:32:00 AM ET
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today announced through a press release that Bravo will telecast the 19th Annual Media Awards later this year.

As was previously announced, Janet will be named a special honoree at the Los Angeles ceremony on April 26 at the Kodak Theatre. There are three other ceremonies in New York, South Florida, and San Francisco.

It is unknown at this point when Bravo will air the ceremonies.
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Thursday, March 13, 2008


Billboard update for week ending March 22, 2008
Posted on 3/13/2008 11:33:00 AM ET
The following list represents Janet's positions on all of the Billboard charts for the week ending March 22, 2008.

As was previously reported, "Feedback" moved up one spot to No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, giving Janet the 18th No. 1 of her career on that chart.

Discipline sold 57,000 copies in its second week of sales, bringing it's two week total to 238,000 copies sold in the U.S, according to Soundscan.

Discipline:
The Billboard 200: 1 to 3
Billboard Comprehensive Albums: 1 to 3
Top Digital Albums: 1 to 11
Top Internet Albums: 6 to 16
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: 1 to 1
Top Canadian Albums: 3 to 8

"Luv":
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 34 to 39
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: 34 to 39
Hot Adult R&B Airplay: 39 to 22*

"Feedback":
Hot 100: 19 to 28
Hot Singles Sales: 2 to 4
Pop 100: 23 to 29
Hot Digital Tracks: 9 to 10
Hot Digital Songs: 7 to 11
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 71 to 93
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: drops out
Hot Dance Club Play: 2 to 1*
Hot Dance Airplay: 3 to 9
Hot Dance Singles Sales: drops out
Hot Canadian Digital Singles: 2 to 3
Canadian Hot 100: 3 to 6
Hot Videoclip Tracks: drops out

"Call On Me"
Hot Singles Sales: re-enters at 33*
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales: re-enters at 7*

"All Nite (Don't Stop)"
Hot Singles Sales: drops out

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008


'Can't B Good' to be released to radio in the U.S. on March 18
Posted on 3/12/2008 06:02:00 PM ET
The song "Can't B Good" will be released to urban adult contemporary radio stations in the U.S. next Tuesday, March 18, according to industry website AllAccess.com.

Three other songs from Discipline that were recently released to radio are currently receiving airplay: "Feedback," "Rock With U" and "Luv."

[h/t to Adonis]
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Billboard: Discipline is No. 3 in second week on albums chart
Posted on 3/12/2008 11:56:00 AM ET
Discipline falls two spots to the No. 3 position on the Billboard 200 for the week ending March 22, according to Billboard's Chart Alert. The album sold 57,000 copies in the U.S. in its second week of sales.

The full charts will be announced -- as always -- on Thursday morning.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Janet drops out of SNL
Posted on 3/11/2008 03:54:00 PM ET
Celebrity gossip website TMZ is reporting that Janet has cancelled her appearance on this Saturday's episode of Saturday Night Live due to her recent illness. She was scheduled to be the musical guest on this weekend's episode.

No official announcements have been made yet.

UPDATE: Janet's publicist Patti Webster has confirmed in an e-mail to the Associated Press that Janet has pulled out of this weekend's scheduled SNL performance due to her illness:

"Janet did go to the hospital last night due to the fact she's been suffering from this flu that's kicked a lot of people's behinds," publicist Patti Webster told The Associated Press in an e-mail. "She was never admitted and she is fine."

Still, Webster said Jackson - who visited a Los Angeles hospital - was pulling out of the March 15 "SNL" telecast because "she needs some time to get better."

"SNL" spokesman Marc Liepis said he did not know what music act will replace Jackson.

Source: Staff report. "Jackson Gets Flu, Bails From 'SNL' Show." Associated Press. 11 March, 2008.
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Janet to guest star on new Nickelodeon dance show
Posted on 3/11/2008 11:12:00 AM ET
Janet will be a guest star on an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon's new series Dance on Sunset, a Nickelodeon press release announced this morning.

The dance/variety show with a teen twist will feature a mix of today's hottest musical acts, free-style dance competitions and a troupe of young dancers to teach kids the latest moves.

The series will premiere on Saturday, March 29 at 9:30 PM ET and then will move to its regular timeslot, Sundays at 8:30 PM ET. It is unknown at this point exactly when Janet will appear on the show.

More information on the show can be found at danceonsunset.com.
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Janet hospitalized with flu
Posted on 3/11/2008 10:52:00 AM ET
Janet was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles "late last night with a shortness of breath," Usmagazine.com is reporting.

A rep for Janet told the magazine, "Janet is fine. She's just battling this flu like everyone else."

Yesterday, in a video filmed by Pittsburgh radio station B94's morning show, a representative for Janet can be heard informing the hosts that she was suffering from a cold at the moment.

UPDATE: Patti Webster, Janet's rep, has informed E! Online that Janet has since been released from the hospital. It is unclear at this point if it was an overnight stay or just a short visit.
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'Rock With U' video now available to purchase on iTunes
Posted on 3/11/2008 06:49:00 AM ET
The "Rock With U" video is now available to purchase on iTunes for the price of $1.49.

[h/t to shadyglow]
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Monday, March 10, 2008


Listen to this morning's interview on Hartford's Kiss 95.7 FM
Posted on 3/10/2008 02:24:00 PM ET
Audio of Janet's live interview this morning on Hartford radio station Kiss 95.7's morning show can now be downloaded on the radio station's website.

In the interview, Janet acknowledged that she will be producing a television series, although details about the series were not revealed. "I don't want to talk too much about it, but it's something for the younger generation," she said about the series.

She also confirmed that she will bring her upcoming tour to Hartford, however she declined to say if any musical acts would be joining her on the tour.

[h/t to AkaBooty]
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Janet films PSA decrying hate crimes against gays
Posted on 3/10/2008 01:47:00 PM ET
Janet is one of several celebrities who have filmed a new public service announcement decrying violence against gays in response to the brutal murders of 15-year-old Lawrence King last month and 17-year-old Simmie Williams just days later, 365gay.com is reporting.

The public service announcement began airing on Logo today and can also be streamed online by going to the splash page of LogoOnline.com.

"None of us are safe until all of us are safe," Janet says in the spot.

Aside from Janet, the public service announcement also features community activist, writer and actress Calpernia Addams (Transamerican Love Story), Andre 3000 (of OutKast), R&B artist Ashanti, singer/songwriter Sarah Bareilles, actress Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development, Nip/Tuck), international performer Estelle, actor T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy), R&B artist Little Sister, actor Darryl Stephens (Noah's Arc) and singer/songwriter Taylor Swift.

"One more murder, one more life lost, one more attempt to provoke fear and one more reason hate crimes must end. We hope this PSA will help inspire more people to join the fight against hate crimes," said Brian Graden, President of MTV Networks Music Group Entertainment and President of Logo.

Graden said that the 60 second PSA will be made available to Logo's sister brands across MTV Networks as well as other networks that wish to air it.

At Downelink.com, Logo's social network for multi-cultural young adults, viewers are invited to comment and provide video responses on a special tribute page.

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Video of Janet's radio interview this morning on Pittsburgh's B94
Posted on 3/10/2008 01:40:00 PM ET
Janet was interviewed this morning on Pittsburgh radio station B94 FM's morning show hosted by BuckHead & Bubba. The hosts have put a video of the behind-the-scenes of the interview on their website.

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Sunday, March 09, 2008


Janet posts new promo video on MySpace, contest coming soon
Posted on 3/09/2008 08:11:00 AM ET
A new promotional video declaring that Discipline is the No. 1 album in the country has been posted on Janet's MySpace page.

In addition, she has posted a bulletin to her friends on MySpace announcing that she will be holding a "giveaway" soon to celebrate the album's chart debut.

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Saturday, March 08, 2008


'Feedback' hits the No. 1 spot on Billboard's dance chart
Posted on 3/08/2008 05:03:00 PM ET
"Feedback" will rise one position and hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart for the week ending March 22, 2008 when the charts get officially announced next week.

Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart -- unlike the other charts -- gets compiled a week in advance and therefore its positions are often known a few days before it is officially released by Billboard.

"Feedback" becomes the 18th No. 1 song of Janet's career on the dance chart. The 1987 track "Diamonds," which features Janet on lead vocals, did reach No. 1 on that same chart, however Billboard does not consider it to be one of Janet's songs since only Herb Alpert was given credit for that song on the dance chart. (Billboard did, however, curiously credit Janet for that same song on the R&B chart.)

The remaining charts will be released on Thursday morning.

The full list of Janet's peaks on the Billboard charts can be found in the Knowledge section of the Janet|Xone website. The statistics for "Feedback" will be added to that page after it has peaked on all of the charts.
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Listen to Janet's interview on Raleigh's G105 FM from yesterday
Posted on 3/08/2008 10:04:00 AM ET
Janet's interview yesterday morning on Raleigh, North Carolina radio station G105 FM's morning show hosted by Bob & the Showgram can now be downloaded on their website.

In the interview, she discusses the differences between her old music and her new music, 2Pac, her upcoming book, and plays a game of "Name That Jackson."

[h/t to uncp1213]
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Friday, March 07, 2008


Missy Elliot talks about possible tour with Janet
Posted on 3/07/2008 10:40:00 AM ET
During an interview yesterday evening with Washington D.C. radio station WPGC 95.5, Missy Elliot said that she may go on tour with Janet.

"We're trying to make that happen right now," Missy said after being asked about a possible tour with Janet. "So hopefully this Janet thing, the Missy Elliot and Janet Jackson tour will be happening and I think that'll be great. I think that together, collectively it'll be hot, I know that."

The interview can now be downloaded on WPGC 95.5's website.

[h/t to tuscansun1]
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Janet talks about her upcoming tour and book with Billboard
Posted on 3/07/2008 10:15:00 AM ET
Billboard.com today posted a new article on their website where Janet discusses her upcoming tour and plans to release a fitness book:

Janet Sets Sights On Fall Tour, Book

March 07, 2008, 12:00 AM ET
Gary Graff, Detroit

With her sixth No. 1 album in the bag, Janet Jackson next has a tour and a book ready to roll this year. The singer, whose "Discipline" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 181,000, anticipates a mid-September launch for a trip that will take her around the world.

"We're talking about America first," Jackson tells Billboard.com, "but I think we're going all over. I think I'm going to go back to Australia, back to Africa, obviously go to Asia, go to Europe for sure."

Jackson says fans can expect something "big -- it's always been big" and that some ideas may come from a tour she was planning to support 2006's "20 Y.O." before her new label, Island, suggested she instead return to the studio to make another album. "I'll probably tweak things from the last stage and stuff I had prepared for everyone," Jackson says. "It'll be an uptempo, upbeat show. I would love to perform every single I've had, but that's a pretty long show. I don't want people to be bored to tears."

Jackson adds that seven years after her last tour, she's anxious to get back on the boards. "I have missed it, and it means a great deal to me," she says. "When I'm creating music or singing the music (in the studio), I think about the stage performance. I think about the tour. The idea starts that early on for me. And I love being able to see the sea of faces, to have that connection, to feel that love. That's exciting for me."

Some time during the tour Jackson also hopes to roll out a book about her weight issues that she's co-writing with her nutritionist, David Allen. A title and publication details are expected to be announced soon, but Jackson says the idea for the book was inspired by her fans.

"Everybody asks me -- men, women -- how did I do it?" she says. "Even young people will come up to me and they have an issue with their weight and they're very concerned. So it's basically my journey; it's not just this sterile, weight loss and how to do it book, but my journey even from when I was a kid ... being an emotional eater. It takes you through those moments in my life up 'til now and what worked for me. And hopefully within that, if it doesn't work for them, maybe they'll find something that does work for them and a nice place for them to be content with who they are."

Jackson says she hopes to have the book out by "the latter part of this year. That's what we're pushing for."


Source: Graff, Gary. "Janet Sets Sights On Fall Tour, Book." Billboard.com. 7 March, 2008.
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Listen to Janet's interview on DC's Hot 99.5 from this morning
Posted on 3/07/2008 08:44:00 AM ET
Janet's live interview from this morning on Washington D.C. radio station Hot 99.5's morning show hosted by Kane can now be downloaded on their website in two separate parts.

In the interview, Janet admits that she's only listened to Discipline "a couple of times," says again that she would like to be the opening act for a Jackson 5 reunion tour, and talks about her upcoming weight loss book, and admits that she did not buy the new 25th anniversary edition of the Thriller album but rather was given a copy for free by a journalist after she did a recent interview.

[h/t to Trey]
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New interview with Janet in the UK's Guardian newspaper
Posted on 3/07/2008 07:00:00 AM ET
There is another new interview with Janet in today's issue of UK newspaper The Guardian, which can also be read in full on their website.

In the interview, Janet discusses the reaction of the US press to the sexual nature of her albums and also discusses how each of her albums are personal.

The Guardian had also printed another interview with Janet at the beginning of last month.

[h/t to pipe]
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Thursday, March 06, 2008


Listen to Janet's interview on DC's WPGC 95.5 from this morning
Posted on 3/06/2008 08:16:00 PM ET
Janet's live interview from this morning on Washington D.C. radio station WPGC 95.5's morning show hosted by Donnie Simpson can now be downloaded on their website.

In the interview, Janet talks about her upcoming tour and clarifies rumors about Jermaine Dupri having problems with his recent eye surgery.
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Listen to Janet's interview on SF's Energy 92.7 from this morning
Posted on 3/06/2008 04:52:00 PM ET
Janet's live interview from this morning on San Francisco dance station Energy 92.7's morning show hosted by Fernando & Greg can now be downloaded on their website in MP3 format.

In the interview, Janet says that she will be going to Europe and Asia soon to promote the album. Rehearsals for her upcoming tour will begin in June, and the tour itself will start in mid-September. She also revealed that Blanche is her favorite "Golden Girl".
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Listen to Janet's interview on NYC's Hot 97 from this morning
Posted on 3/06/2008 04:44:00 PM ET
Janet's live interview from this morning on New York radio station Hot 97's morning show hosted by Miss Jones can now be downloaded on their website as a podcast and can also be downloaded in MP3 format.

In the interview, Janet put to rest rumors that she once had a child. She also revealed for the first time that she was planning on filming another movie after she finished recording Discipline, however those plans were cancelled because of the recent writers' strike.

[h/t to Toccara]
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SNL officially announces Janet as musical act on March 15
Posted on 3/06/2008 02:08:00 PM ET
NBC sent out a press release today to officially announce that Janet will be the musical act on the March 15 episode of Saturday Night Live, as was previously reported.

Relevant portions of the release:

"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" FINISHES ITS UNPRECEDENTED FOUR-WEEK RUN WITH NEW SHOWS MARCH 8 AND MARCH 15

Oscar nominee Amy Adams hosts March 8 with Indie Buzz Band Vampire Weekend;

"Superbad" star Jonah Hill hosts March 15 with Musical Superstar Janet Jackson


NEW YORK - March 6, 2008 - With "Saturday Night Live" making headlines for its political satire and resurgent ratings, the show roars through March with the back half of its unprecedented four-show-in-a row run.

...

On March 15, rising comedy star Jonah Hill hosts the show. Hill made a splash last summer in the outrageous and critically acclaimed comedy blockbuster "Superbad" opposite Michael Cera, Seth Rogen and SNL's Bill Hader. Hill made his debut in "I Heart Huckabees" and secured a role in the hit comedy "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" and went on to a memorable role in the teen comedy "Accepted." Hill began his hit-filled summer of 2007 playing opposite Seth Rogen in the comedy smash "Knocked Up." Up next for Hill, the romantic comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" with Kristen Bell and Jason Segel and lending his voice to the animated Dr. Suess feature "Horton Hears A Who!"

Megastar Janet Jackson joins Hill for her third appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (after hosting in 2004). Jackson will perform from her just-released No. 1-debuting album "Discipline" - which topped the Billboard 200 as well as the R&B charts upon its release. Her tenth studio album and first No. 1 debut since 2001, "Discipline" is scoring accolades as well as sales; earning three stars from USA Today. Jackson has sold 100 million records worldwide, won five Grammy Awards, an Oscar nomination and most recently an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in the No. 1-debuting Tyler Perry film "Why Did I Get Married?"
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Listen to Janet's interview on Phoenix's Kiss FM from this morning
Posted on 3/06/2008 11:35:00 AM ET
Janet's live interview this morning on Phoenix radio station 104.7 Kiss FM's Johnjay & Rich morning show can now be downloaded on their website.

In the interview, Janet says that while recording "Rock With U" it didn't even cross her mind that her brother Michael had a popular song of the same name. She also talks about the sexual nature of the song "Discipline," the last time she saw Paula Abdul, and describes her favorite kind of smoothie.

[h/t to Auden]
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Dates changed for German television appearances
Posted on 3/06/2008 11:07:00 AM ET
The dates for Janet's upcoming promotional television appearances in Germany have changed, according to the listing on Janet's official German website.

Her previously reported appearances on Punkt, Taff and heute have all been moved to March 21. Arte Tracks is still scheduled for April 11.

As always, Janet's schedule of television appearances and releases is constantly updated on the Janet|Xone calendar, located on the right side of the news page.

[h/t to Tatjana]
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Billboard update for week ending March 15, 2008
Posted on 3/06/2008 07:18:00 AM ET
The following list represents Janet's positions on all of the Billboard charts for the week ending March 15, 2008.

As was previously reported, Discipline makes its debut at the top of the album charts, selling 181,075 copies in its first week of sales in the U.S., according to Soundscan.

Also interesting to note is that "Feedback" makes a significant jump on the Hot 100 this week, leaping from 53 to 19 as the result of a large increase in digital sales of the song. This is a new peak for the track on that chart and becomes Janet's highest charting single on the Hot 100 since 2001's "Someone To Call My Lover," which peaked at No. 3. Janet now has a total of 33 top 40 hits throughout her career.

"Feedback" also debuts on the various sales charts this week due to the February 26 release of the track's vinyl single.

Surprisingly, 2004's "All Nite (Don't Stop)" also re-enters one of the singles sales charts this week, four years after its release.

UPDATE: Billboard.com is now reporting that "Feedback" sold 81,000 digital downloads this week.

Discipline:
The Billboard 200: debuts at 1* [Hot Shot Debut]
Billboard Comprehensive Albums: debuts at 1* [Hot Shot Debut]
Top Digital Albums: debuts at 1
Top Internet Albums: debuts at 6
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: debuts at 1* [Hot Shot Debut]
Top Canadian Albums: debuts at 3*

"Luv":
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 46 to 34*
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: 46 to 34*
Hot Adult R&B Airplay: debuts at 39*

"Feedback":
Hot 100: 53 to 19* [Sales Gainer]
Hot Singles Sales: debuts at 2*
Pop 100: 43 to 23*
Hot Digital Tracks: 23 to 9*
Hot Digital Songs: 22 to 7*
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: 79 to 71*
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: re-enters at 71*
Hot Dance/Club Play: 3 to 2*
Hot Dance Airplay: 7 to 3*
Hot Dance Singles Sales: debuts at 9*
Hot Canadian Digital Singles: 14 to 2*
Canadian Hot 100: 25 to 3* [Sales Gainer]
Hot Videoclip Tracks: 16 to 15

"Call On Me":
Hot Singles Sales: drops out

"All Nite (Don't Stop)"
Hot Singles Sales: re-enters at 40*

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Watch the 'Rock With U' video
Posted on 3/05/2008 08:34:00 PM ET
The "Rock With U" video as recorded on tonight's episode of BET's Access Granted is posted below. The video can also be streamed on IDJ's website.

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LA Reid comments on the No. 1 debut of Discipline
Posted on 3/05/2008 12:23:00 PM ET
LA Reid made the following comments in a news posting on the Island Def Jam website to announce the No. 1 debut of Discipline on the album charts:

"Janet delivered an amazing album and Island Def Jam is on a mission to deliver big results for her in every way," said Mr. Reid. "Janet is musical royalty who only deserves the very best."

The posting states that an announcement on Janet's upcoming tour will be made soon. It also notes that "Feedback" has become the best-selling digital single of her career.

In addition, Janet|Xone has learned that the exact Soundscan total for Discipline is 181,075.
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Win the drawings from Tyra's 'Janet Jack-tionary' game
Posted on 3/05/2008 12:03:00 PM ET
The "Janet Jack-tionary" drawings made during Janet's appearance on The Tyra Banks Show, are now being given away on Tyra's website.

All fans need to do to enter to win is give their name, number and address.
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Listen to Janet's interview this morning with Kiss FM in Dallas
Posted on 3/05/2008 11:53:00 AM ET
Janet's live interview that she did this morning with Dallas radio station 106.1 Kiss FM on the Kidd Kraddick morning show, can now be streamed at Kidd Kraddick's website.

In the interview, Janet again stated that her upcoming world tour will begin in September.

[h/t to Stewart]
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Billboard: Discipline debuts at No. 1 with 181,000 copies sold
Posted on 3/05/2008 11:15:00 AM ET
Billboard.com announced this morning that Discipline has debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album sold 181,000 copies in the U.S.

It is Janet's sixth number one album on the chart, and her first since All For You in May 2001.

From the Billboard article:

Janet Dethrones Jack To Top Billboard 200

March 05, 2008, 10:55 AM ET
Katie Hasty, N.Y.

Dislodging Jack Johnson from the top after a three-week reign, Janet Jackson's "Discipline" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Island Def Jam set moved 181,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, becoming the artist's sixth chart-topper.

Her last two Virgin albums, 2004's "Damita Jo" and 2006's "20 Y.O.," both debuted and peaked at No. 2, though "Damita" started with 381,000 while "20 Y.O." began with 296,000.

The full chart positions, including the singles charts, will be released tomorrow morning.

UPDATE: More information from Billboard's Chart Alert:

For the sixth time in her career, Janet Jackson earns a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200, as "Discipline" debuts with 181,000. She's now in second place among female artists for the most No. 1 albums (tied with Madonna) behind Barbra Streisand's eight chart-toppers

...

Janet Jackson crowns The Billboard 200 for the sixth time in her career as her tenth studio album, "Discipline," debuts at No. 1 with 181,000. Since 1986's "Control," her third studio set, all of her releases -- including a greatest hits package in 1995 -- have reached the top three. Jackson's last two albums, 2004's "Damita Jo" and 2006's "20 Y.O.," both debuted and peaked at No. 2. "Damita" started with 381,000 while "20 Y.O." began with 296,000 ... During release week, Jackson kept herself quite busy on the promotional trail. She was the featured artist in MTV's successful 52/52 promotional campaign, ensuring her visibility on the network throughout the week. Additionally, she played the channel's "TRL" on Feb. 26. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" got Jackson on Feb. 29 while the diva also appeared on "Larry King Live" (Feb. 28) and "Good Morning America" (Feb. 26).
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Photos of Janet last night at dinner in Hollywood
Posted on 3/05/2008 07:06:00 AM ET
Following the filming of Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday evening, Janet had dinner at Katsuya, a new, popular celebrity hot-spot in Hollywood.

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Video of Janet's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Posted on 3/05/2008 03:21:00 AM ET
Posted below is video of portions of last night's episode of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

While originally announced to perform on the program, Janet was only interviewed in two segments and did not perform. During the interview, she added her voice to Kimmel's running joke that he is having an affair with Ben Affleck. She also discussed her family, her career, and is shown the cover and inside photo of the new BlackBook Magazine, featuring photography of Janet by Matthew Rolston.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Janet to make German promotional television appearances
Posted on 3/04/2008 08:14:00 PM ET
Janet will be making the following German promotional television appearances, according to her official German website:

March 7, 06:00 - RTL, Punkt 6
March 7, 09:00 - RTL, Punkt 9
March 7, 12:00 - RTL, Punkt 12
March 7, 17:00 - Pro7, Taff
March 8, 18:30 - ZDF, Leute heute
April 11, 22:30 - ARTE, ARTE Tracks

For those not from Germany, RTL is a German television station and Punkt is a popular news program that Janet will appear on throughout the day on March 7. Taff is a news magazine program that airs on Pro7. Leute heute is another news program in Germany that airs on ZDF. Finally, Tracks is a music program that airs on Arte, which is broadcast in Germany and France.

[h/t to nikola]
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Hits Daily Double predicts No. 1 debut for Discipline
Posted on 3/04/2008 03:52:00 PM ET
The week's final estimates for album sales during the past week have just been released by Hits Daily Double, and Discipline is estimated to have sold 178,000 copies, giving it a debut at No. 1.

The actual chart rankings and sales numbers will be released tomorrow by SoundScan and Billboard.

Hits Daily Double is only an estimate of album sales and not the actual number.
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Video clips of Janet on today's episode of The Tyra Banks Show
Posted on 3/04/2008 03:16:00 PM ET
Video clips of Janet on today's episode of The Tyra Banks Show, courtesy of Pop Crunch:

Talking about showering:



Talking about weight issues:



Janet showing Tyra the choreography to "If":

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Janet to be musical guest on SNL March 15
Posted on 3/04/2008 07:28:00 AM ET
Janet will be the musical guest on the March 15 episode of Saturday Night Live, according to the schedule at TV.com.

The host of the show that evening will be Superbad star Jonah Hill.

This will be the third time Janet has appeared on the series. She previously was a musical guest on an episode in 1994, and took over both the hosting and musical guest duties in a 2004 episode.

Saturday Night Live airs on NBC Saturdays at 11:30 PM EST.

As always, Janet's upcoming television schedule is constantly updated in the calendar on the Janet|Xone website.
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Monday, March 03, 2008


Access Hollywood and E! video of Janet's new Vibe shoot
Posted on 3/03/2008 02:49:00 PM ET
Access Hollywood has video footage on their website of Janet behind-the-scenes at her recent Vibe Magazine cover shoot.

Meanwhile, E! News also has video on their own website where they display some of the new photos from the same issue of Vibe.

As was previously reported, Janet's cover issue of Vibe hits newsstands March 4.

[h/t to sista and SpeciaL]
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Sunday, March 02, 2008


Performance on Jimmy Kimmel confirmed for Tuesday night
Posted on 3/02/2008 10:59:00 PM ET
The episode of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live featuring Janet as a guest is confirmed to air on Tuesday night at 12:05 AM EST, according to the schedule at RockOnTV.

She is scheduled to both be a guest and perform on the show. The episode will film in Los Angeles earlier that afternoon.

[Editor's note: This episode airs on Tuesday night at 12:05 AM, which is technically Wednesday morning.]
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Saturday, March 01, 2008


No plans to film a video for 'Luv'
Posted on 3/01/2008 09:29:00 PM ET
Janet|Xone has confirmed that there currently are no plans to film a video for "Luv."
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Video of Janet behind-the-scenes at her Ebony shoot
Posted on 3/01/2008 02:28:00 PM ET
Ebony Magazine has put a video online of the behind-the-scenes of Janet's recent cover shoot for the April issue of the magazine.

The issue hits newsstands March 10.

[h/t to dusty]
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Video of Janet arriving at CNN studios for Larry King taping
Posted on 3/01/2008 10:48:00 AM ET
HollywoodTV has posted a video on YouTube of Janet arriving at the CNN studios to film Larry King Live on Thursday.

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Janet to appear on upcoming episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live
Posted on 3/01/2008 09:27:00 AM ET
Janet will appear on an upcoming episode of ABC's late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The website that gives away tickets for the talk show is currently listing an episode featuring Janet as a guest that will film next Tuesday, March 4 at 5:30 PM at Jimmy Kimmel's studio in Los Angeles. Tickets for the taping are sold out.

It is unknown at this point exactly when the episode will air. Currently, neither Jimmy Kimmel's official website nor any television schedules are listing an episode with Janet on their upcoming schedule. It is possible that the episode may air later that night, however that has not been confirmed yet. The show airs weeknights on ABC at 12:05 AM EST.

UPDATE: The listings at TVGuide.com state that one of the guests on the episode that will air on Tuesday night will be Jackie Mason. The website giving away tickets to the episode that Janet will appear on also states that Jackie Mason will appear on that same episode. Therefore, it can be presumed that Janet will appear on the episode that airs on Tuesday night.
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Access Granted to premiere 'Rock With U' video next week
Posted on 3/01/2008 09:16:00 AM ET
Rumors that BET's behind-the-scenes music video documentary show Access Granted would be doing an episode about the making of the "Rock With U" video have been confirmed, according to the schedule at TVGuide.com.

The episode will air next Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 PM EST on BET. It will repeat the following day, March 6, at 12:30 PM EST.
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