Two new Janet Jackson products hit stores today in the United States and Canada:
Her 2010 film Why Did I Get Married Too? is released today on both DVD and Blu-ray formats. The DVD is available in two versions: Widescreen & Full Screen. The Blu-ray version, naturally, is only available in Widescreen.
In addition, A&M and Universal Music Enterprises today released Number Ones - Icon, a new single-disc compilation featuring twelve of Janet's greatest hits.
A&M/UME GATHERS ELEVEN NUMBER ONE HITS OF SUPERSTAR JANET JACKSON PLUS HER RECENT ITUNES CHART TOPPER, "NOTHING"
JANET JACKSON–NUMBER ONES – ICON DEBUTING AUG. 31
SANTA MONICA, CA – August 31, 2010 – Janet Jackson, who with 34 Number One records, is one of the most successful and influential female artists in pop music history, will have a new "solid gold" collection of greatest hits for release on August 31, her first ever compilation of Number One songs. Janet Jackson – Number Ones - Icon (A&M/UMe), brings together 11 of the superstar's #1 hits--10 of them gold or platinum--and the newly released "Nothing" from the film Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?, which stars Janet. One of the biggest-selling recording artists in the world, the ASCAP and Grammy winner's previous compilation albums and CDs have been giant hit, her 1995 double platinum Design Of A Decade 1986/1996 and last year's #1's.
"Nothing," which she composed, was recently cited by the trade paper Variety as one of two motion pictures songs of 2010 to date considered to be strongly in the running for Oscar nomination. Jackson previously was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song "Again" (from the film "Poetic Justice") and also for the Golden Globe.
Janet Jackson – Number Ones - Icon spans more than 20 years, from 1986's gold "What Have You Done For Me Lately" spun off from her blockbuster breakthrough Control to 2009's "Make Me," a song which Jackson debuted that year in tribute to her brother Michael at the MTV Video Music Awards and which quickly shot to #1 on the Dance chart.
Also heard from Control are the gold hits "Nasty" (#1 R&B/#3 Pop) and "When I Think Of You" (#1 Pop/#1 Dance). 1989's Rhythm Nation 1814 yielded the platinum Pop #1s "Miss You Much" and "Escapade," and gold Dance #1 "Alright." From 1993's janet., Janet Jackson – Number Ones - Icon culls the platinum Pop #1 "That's The Way Love Goes." In 1997, The Velvet Rope included the platinum #1 Pop "Together Again." The title track of 2000's All For You and the album's "Doesn't Really Matter" were two more platinum #1 Pop smash hits.
Continuing her acting career, Jackson reprised her starring role in 2007's Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? for the 2010 sequel. She also recorded "Nothing" for the soundtrack. On this year's season finale of "American Idol," she performed a medley including "Nothing"--and the clip rocketed to #1 on the iTunes music video chart.
Janet Jackson – Number Ones - Icon is part of the new Icon series of albums from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) featuring the greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites of the most popular artists in music history.
Tracklisting: 1. What Have You Done For Me Lately 2. Nasty 3. When I Think Of You 4. Miss You Much 5. Escapade 6. Alright 7. That's The Way Love Goes 8. Together Again 9. Doesn't Really Matter 10. All For You 11. Make Me 12. Nothing
Janet Jackson will be performing a private concert for investment company Rodman & Renshaw during their 12th Annual Global Investment Conference on Monday, September 13, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Rodman sponsors the conference as an informational service and networking opportunity for companies and investors. Tickets to the event are handled privately by the corporation.
TV One has confirmed on their website that their upcoming two-hour Essence Music Festival televised special will feature Janet Jackson.
The program was filmed at last month's festival in New Orleans on the weekend of the Fourth of July. The special will also feature performances by Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, and Gladys Knight. It is unknown right now how many performances by Janet will air during this program, however it is likely to be limited.
It will air on Sunday, August 29 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
TV One's website is now also featuring clips of Janet performing "Rhythm Nation" and "Nothing" from the festival. This is the first professionally filmed footage of the festival to be released so far.
Janet Xone forum member torontopoolboy was kind enough to post an image on the forum that features the first publicity photograph of the cast of Janet's upcoming film For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.
The shot appears in the September 2010 issue of Essence Magazine.